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South London Refugee Association (previously Merton and Wandsworth Asylum Welcome)

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South London Refugee Association (previously Merton and Wandsworth Asylum Welcome)
Woodlawns Centre, 16 Leigham Court Road
SW16 2PJ

Public phone: 0203 490 3443


Website URL:

General information

Service offered: Drop-ins for refugees and asylum seekers providing advice, advocacy, information, positive activities, counselling and emotional support. Advice & information on housing, welfare benefits, immigration and consumer/debt issues. Help with accessing health care services. ESOL classes. Drop-ins at St Mary's Church, Balham High Road, Balham, SW12 9BS on Mondays (10 AM to 2 PM) and Holy Trinity Church, 234 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SB on Wednesdays (10 AM – 1 PM). Youth support service and outreach. Youth drop-ins at the main office on Thursday afternoons, offering advice and support to young people. Youth club on Tuesdays 3.30 PM – 6 PM and Thursdays 4.30 PM – 7 PM at Knights Youth Centre, 27 Streatham Place, SW2 4QQ

Target group: Refugees, asylum seekers and newly arrived migrants.

Area served: London Boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.

How to contact: Phone (0203 490 3443) or email (staff email contacts on website).


Monday: 9am - 5pm

Tuesday: 9am - 5pm

Wednesday: 9am - 5pm

Thursday: 9am - 5pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm


Office Hours:


Wheelchair access: Yes - full

Accessible toilets: Yes

Access notes: Parking for disabled drivers. Loop system.

Other information

Languages other than English: Amharic, Arabic, French, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Urdu, Tigrinya

Charity number: 1102814

Year established: 1996

Staffing: Director, 2 x Youth Caseworkers, Youth Projects Coordinator, Advice Coordinator, Family Advice Worker, Advice Worker, Volunteer Coordinator, Finance Officer, Admin Officer and Volunteers.

Public transport: Nearest train station Streatham Hill, buses 250, 118, 333, 159, 57.

Record last checked: 22 October 2019


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