Friends Without Borders
All Saints Centre
Public phone: 023 9283 9222
Service offered: Friends Without Borders is a charity that provides support for asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants within the Portsmouth area. We run a drop on on a Thursday morning where everyone is welcome and where refreshments are provided. We have Citizens Advice also present for pre booked appointments through us regarding any issues, such as finance, housing, and some immigration issues which they can assist with. We also have our own in house immigration specialist (Access to Justice), who can deal with certain immigration issues. Caseworkers are at the drop in to help navigate the client through the bureaucracy of living in a new city, and can signpost to various other support networks throughout the city. We also are able to financially support a few asylum seekers where appropriate. We are fortunate to have the Labour MP Stephen Morgan attend monthly clinics, and he is able to speak directly to the Home Office regarding some asylum cases and assist if they are moving slowly. We try to aid socialisation with activities ranging from gardening to woodworking as well as offering befriending and one to one English lessons.
Target group: We help asylum seekers and other immigrants living in the local community of Portsmouth
Area served: Portsmouth and surrounding area
How to contact: Phone (023 9283 9222, answer machine, and will be picked up within a few days) or email.
Thursday: 10am - 1pm
Office Hours: By Appointment
Wheelchair access: Yes - limited
Accessible toilets: Yes
Access notes: Parking in church forecourt
Languages other than English: Access to interpreters.
Charity number: 1080187 (Soon to become CIO)
Year established: 1994
Staffing: We are an all-volunteer organisation, 30 volunteers.
Public transport: Multiple – based in central Portsmouth
Record last checked: 17 May 2022