Corona-Virus Announcement


SASS community members and supporters can find updates, useful information and advice on the Swansea Asylum Seekers Support (SASS) Facebook page

Corona-Virus advice in multiple languages

Due to concerns over the current Corona-Virus situation SASS’ Friday and Saturday community drop-ins are closed until further notice. It is with great sadness that we have to take this precaution.

Corona-virus Guidance for Asylum-Seeking Communities in the UK – Multiple Languages

In ‘normal’ times SASS provides up to 240 meals every week,  a lifeline to many people who also rely on other community groups that are now also closed.

We fear food poverty is a major concern.

Support

SASS is working with other organisations to provide emergency assistance to those most needy and vulnerable.

This is an unprecedented situation and we are all trying to develop a strategy to help as many people as we can.

Please call SASS on 07853 717017 if you or someone you know is desperately in need of help

SASS English Language Classes

Any individuals who would like to join our online (Zoom) classes can contact George 07719 876193

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EYST Crisis Project

  • IT equipment (max limit £200)
  • Phone top-ups (£10 max per person/per month)
  • Children – nappies clothing etc. (£30 max)
  • Funds for discretionary items – emergency travel etc. (£20 max

All subject to criteria – referral form and info to be provided
Contact Thanuja: 07311 789441

Welsh Refugee Council

• Support for newly granted refugees
• Welfare Benefits
• Housing
• Asylum support applications (call Migrant Help first)
Tel: 07918 403 666  from 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday
The call will be triaged by one of our team and if we are able to help you will be called back by a caseworker. If an interpreter is required we will do our best to have an interpreter on the phone.
This is not a freephone number, and we would suggest people firstly seek help from Migrant Help, Jobcentre Plus or another organisation offering a freephone number.

Unity in Diversity Community Drop-ins and Women’s Group

The following support is available;

  • English classes at beginner and pre-intermediate level. Mondays to Thursdays.
  • Clothes, toys, house things. We will bring things to you.
  • Food. We can refer to food banks or bring some food to you especially in the Manselton and Penlan areas.
  • Somebody to talk to especially if you are on your own
  • Advice or support
  • Opportunity to volunteer and support other asylum seekers

Please call David 07531 294145 or Adella 07957 602430

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Swansea CVS – A Better Welcome to Swansea Project

  • Phone mentoring of new people seeking asylum in Swansea
  • Signposting and or providing information as needed

Contact
Email: Hannah_sabatia@scvs.org.uk
Tel: 07496172896
Monday to Friday 10am-5pm (Call, Texts or Whatsapp messages)

British Red Cross

  • Services offered to asylum seekers, refugees and those who are appeal rights exhausted:
  • Destitution support, including applications for Discretionary Assistance Fund, signposting to Foodbanks, referrals to Housing Options for people with NRPF
  • Cash based assistance to destitute asylum seekers and refugees with no other means of support available, following an assessment
  • Remote casework and support

Telephone: 07715163869 (Lara Danielli) or emailLDanielli@redcross.org.uk

African Community Centre 

  • Food parcel referrals
  • Volunteer drivers for food parcels and other essentials.
  • REACH:ME one to one counselling for adult  asylum seekers, volunteers and BAME people
  • REACH – one to one counselling for asylum seeking children and young people.
  • Man Talk – group sessions
  • Girl Talk –  group sessions

Telephone: 01792 470298 or email info@africancommunitycentre.org.uk

Swansea Council Local Area Coordination (Website for info)

Help in various ways including shopping

Telephone: 01792 636707

Refer to/Support our Local Food banks and Community Initiatives

Contact for referrals and/or donation drop-off times. Times provided below are for pick-up times.

Swansea Mosque
Take away hot meals are available every day 7pm-8pm at Swansea Mosque.

Available to EVERYONE (25th April to 23rd May).
Address: 159a St Helens Road, Swansea. SA1 4DQ (Map)

Caer Las’ Community Fridge
Food packs available Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm
Customs House, Cambrian Place
Swansea. SA1 1RG  (Map)

Red Cafe – Mondays 1.00pm – 3.00pm
646 Mumbles Road, Mumbles SA3 4EA
Contact: 07815 534095

City Church – Wednesday 10.00am – 12 noon
Dyfatty Street, Swansea SA1 1QQ
Contact: 07815 534095

Life Point Church – Fridays 11.00am – 1.00pm
Fynone Road, Swansea, SA1 6BT
Cotact 07815 534095

Sketty Foodbank
Sketty Park Community Centre
Heather Cres, Sketty SA2 8HS
Contact: 07790 972407

Swansea Muslim Community Service
A group set up by Muslims in Swansea in response to help those who have been hit hard by the crisis in our communities. Providing food packs and essentials items and delivering it to those most in need.

For referrals contact: 07949 033493 | 07882 188573

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Support the work of SASS with a single or regular donation

Volunteer to help us at this difficult time.

SASS – Volunteer Expenses – Claim Form (printable)

SASS Contact

Tel: 07853 717017

Email: vol.sbassg@gmail.com