Support for Asylum Seekers

Rainbow Haven



We support people over time to become more confident in seeking information, filling forms and using online resources for themselves.


Available In
  • Manchester
Available to Age Groups
  • No Restriction
What we can help with
  • Help to get household items and clothing
  • Someone to talk to
  • Help with food and other essentials
  • Help with accommodation or my tenancy
Available to these Groups
  • Asylum Seekers

Additional Information

Rainbow Haven - Information & Support

Drop-in Tuesdays and Thursdays:

First come first served for support, starting at 9.30am: we give out 10 numbers for advice slots, and then see additional people who have emergencies that need dealing with. Newcomers will be given time to find out about Rainbow Haven and discuss their needs.


NB It is important to arrive early for support with an emergency, eg nowhere to stay that night, no money, no documents, experiencing violence. 

It is helpful to phone to check if we will be able to deal with an emergency if you are referring someone to us.

We may have to limit numbers depending on staff and volunteer numbers on the day.

Destitution Support

We provide support to destitute asylum seekers and refugees who are without any source of income and lack food and housing. A large part of this work is done in Gorton in partnership with British Red Cross, providing regular parcels of food and toiletries, with bus fares to enable people to travel and collect them.

Everyone who is registered for this support also has access to a caseworker who can help with their situation.

We also provide a limited number of food parcels in emergencies in Gorton for people not under the Red Cross scheme.

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