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Access to Services

 

Praxis provides advice, information and casework to migrants at-risk, so that their human rights and needs are recognised. 

 

Praxis offers specialist immigration advice to OISC level 2 and a range of welfare services and interventions targeted at the most vulnerable and provided in a holistic way; it prevents homelessness and ensure pathways out of destitution by providing legal advice, casework and support; and it acts as a catalyst and develop and consolidate partnerships with other providers to improve access to legal advice and support services for migrants in need.
 

Please see below for full details of the new services, or download our new Advice Services Timetable here.

 

Praxis advice services from 4th September 2017

 

Tower Hamlets drop-in advice & form-filling session (TH residents only)

Weekly on Thursdays, 10am – 12.30pm

We can help Tower Hamlets residents with advice relating to:


• Welfare benefits
• Housing & homelessness
• Asylum support
• Immigration
• Form-filling (please call or ask at reception to check which forms we can help with)

 

Please note that we operate our drop-in on a 'first come first served' basis, and there are often more people coming than we can assist. To avoid disappointment and secure your place, please make sure to arrive at least one hour before we open our drop-in service.  

 

Telephone advice service: 020 7749 7608

Wednesdays: 2pm – 4pm

Our telephone advice service can provide advice on welfare benefits, housing & homelessness, asylum support, and immigration matters.

 

Email advice: advice@praxis.org.uk

We will respond as soon as we can during working hours.

 

Referrals

We have limited capacity to take external referrals. Please email us at advice@praxis.org.uk to check whether we can help.

 

Our experienced advice team speaks a range of community languages and interpreters are also available.



DOWNLOAD PRAXIS ADVICE SERVICES TIMETABLE

 

Rubia’s story

Rubia, originally from Bangladesh, had been in the UK for some years and had become a British citizen.  She did not speak English and was quite isolated from the community as she stayed mainly in the family home looking after her children. Rubia told us her husband was physically and emotionally abusive.

A Bengali speaking adviser talked to Rubia and stressed the importance of her safety, offering her options for immediate assistance.  Rubia was reluctant to take these offers as she did not feel that she was in immediate physical danger but was unhappy with the situation and unsure what to do and what her rights might be if she took any action against her husband.

The adviser explained to Rubia that she had full rights to benefits as a British citizen and referred the client to a Bengali speaking worker at Victim Support for provision of further information about the different options which might be available to her.

 

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