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BEACON [Bradford Ecumenical Asylum Concern]

Address c/o Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX

Phone 0330 113 7644 or 07419 990 578

Out of hours phone 07531 576 330 [McKenzie Friends only]


Website BEACON [external website]



BEACON seeks to address the varied needs of asylum seekers who find themselves in the Bradford district. It is an ecumenical Christian response to the biblical injunction to welcome the stranger; it works with other faith groups and secular agencies to offer care and support to asylum seekers. It aims to encourage and enable the contributions of asylum seekers to the wider community.

BEACON's current projects are:

How to contact
Our office is not open to the public. For more information about Beacon, please contact our Coordinator using the phone number or email address at the top of the page.

The Hosting Project only accepts referrals from other local agencies working with asylum seekers and refugees.

We cover the following areas

Organisation type
voluntary sector or charity

Accessible to wheelchair users No

This page was last updated on: 06 September 2020

Bevan House Homeless and New Arrivals Health Team

Address Bevan House, 16 Piccadilly, Bradford, BD1 3LS

Phone 01274 227 555

Fax 01274 227 927


Outline We are a small multi disciplinary health team working with asylum seekers, refugees, other migrants new to Bradford and Airedale, and homeless clients, supporting them in accessing health care, and offering initial health and TB screening, advice and / or facilitating access into treatment.

We accept referrals from any source for asylum seekers, refugees, other migrants and homeless clients.

We link and signpost individuals and families into other healthcare services and a variety of voluntary and statutory services.

We are a resource for information and advice for other organisations and individuals working with these client groups.

How to contact
By telephone, fax or letter.

Opening times

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

We cover the following areas

Organisation type

Home visit service, and regular outreach clinics.

Accessible to wheelchair users Yes

Languages offered English. We use language line, and interpreters as needed.

This page was last updated on: 27 April 2017

BIASAN - Bradford Immigration and Asylum Seekers Support and Advice Network

Address The Deaf Centre, 20 Hallfield Road, Bradford, BD1 3RP




Bradford Immigration and Asylum Seekers Support and Advice Network [BIASAN] provides support, befriending and signposting to asylum seekers and refugees. BIASAN's activities include:

How to contact
Contact by letter or email only.

We cover the following areas

Organisation type
network, forum or partnership
voluntary sector or charity

All the venues we use for our meetings and clubs are wheelchair accessible.

Accessible to wheelchair users Yes

This page was last updated on: 09 March 2017

British Red Cross

Address branches in Hull, Leeds and Sheffield,

Website British Red Cross [external website]



The British Red Cross [BRC] has 3 main branches in Yorkshire and Humber: in Hull, Leeds and Sheffield. 

We run 2 services across Yorkshire and Humber. You can find information about both further down the page, or by clicking on these links:

For general enquiries, or to make a referral to either service, please contact one of the branches.

British Red Cross branches in Yorkshire and Humber

Our branches are open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Hull and East Riding branch
British Red Cross
Maritime House
Kingston Street
Phone 01482 499 830
Fax 01482 494 840

South Yorkshire branch
British Red Cross
Unit 24 Jessops Riverside
800 Brightside Lane
S9 2RX
Phone 0114 242 7385
Fax 0114 244 1346

West Yorkshire branch
British Red Cross
Humanity House
2 Armley Court
Armley Road
LS12 2NB
Phone 0113 201 5267
Fax 0113 263 0228

Refugee Support Service

The British Red Cross provides support to destitute asylum seekers through weekly drop-in services in Hull and in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. 

Our weekly casework drop-in services provide practical and emotional support to refugees and asylum seekers. We can provide:

We may also be able to offer an appointment with a caseworker for more complex issues.

The International Family Tracing Service and Family Reunion Service can be accessed at the drop-ins.

Times and places for our Refugee Support Service drop-ins are as follows [details as at December 2015]:

Barnsley drop-in
Friends Meeting House
Western Street
Huddersfield Road
S70 2BP

Every Wednesday 10am – 2pm

Bradford drop-in
Millside Centre
131 Grattan Road

Every Tuesday 10am – 2pm

Doncaster drop-in
Quaker Meeting House
Oxford Place
off St James’ Street

Alternate Thursdays 2–4 pm

Hull drop-in
Open Doors, Prince’s Avenue
Methodist Church
91 Prince’s Avenue

Every Thursday 10am – 1pm

Leeds drop-in
St Aidans
Elford Place West

Every Wednesday 10am – 2pm

Elim Christian Centre
Efflingham street
S65 1BL

Every Tuesday 10am – 2pm

Sheffield drop-in
Victoria Hall Methodist Church
Norfolk Street
S1 2JB

Every Wednesday 2pm–4pm

International Family Tracing Service

To contact International Family Tracing in Sheffield call 0114 242 7385. For International Family Tracing in Leeds call 0113 201 5242 or 0113 201 5267.

The project accepts self-referrals and referrals from other agencies. 

We cover the following areas
Barnsley, Bradford, Doncaster, Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, Rotherham, Sheffield, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire

Organisation type
voluntary sector or charity

This page was last updated on: 06 September 2020