Praxis Community Projects


Advice & Information

Praxis provides advice, information and casework to migrants on a wide range of issues.  Our experienced advice team speaks a range of community languages and interpreters are also available.


Praxis’ advice services will re-open on Monday 4th September 2017 with a new timetable. Please note that following a review of our services we will no longer be running a pan-London immigration drop-in, but will instead be offering pre-booked one-to-one immigration advice slots every Friday between 10am – 1pm. These appointment slots can be booked up to a month in advance. 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)


Pan-London immigration advice (pre-booking essential)

Weekly on Fridays, 10am – 1pm

Book in advance for one-to-one advice with an immigration advisor. Can be booked up to a month in advance in person or by phone: 020 7729 7985.


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:

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



We have limited capacity to take external referrals. Please email us at to check whether we can help.



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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