Hackney Refugee and Migrant Forum

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Supporting Hackney's refugees and migrants

The forum’s main purposes are to raise awareness of the issues refugees and migrants living and working in Hackney face and to campaign on their behalf.

Core Activities

  • Themed meetings with Hackney Council
  • Research into the needs of refugees and migrants
  • Information sharing, signposting and bespoke training
  • Campaigning with local organisations for better education, welfare and health entitlements for refugees and migrants.


  • Our Place Locality: research on improving access to health services – conducted at Kingsmead and Sorsby Health Centres in partnership with refugee groups, community organisations, and schools
  • Innovation Signposting: information and signposting for refugees and migrants


Projects and services

  • ASAP (Asylum Support Appeals Project). Its aim is to reduce poverty experienced by asylum seekers by helping them to obtain housing and welfare support. > Read more
  • RISE is a free service to help refugees find jobs. > Read more


  • Understanding Vulnerable Migrants and how they access services. > Read more
  • Healthwatch Hackney Migrant Health report. > Read more
  • Evaluation from Information and Signposting project. > Read more
  • Report from GLA on undocumented migrant young people in London. > Read more

Migrant Health Needs Assessment > Read more

Data sources and visualisation

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