Reopening our drop in sessions

We have been working hard to reopen some of our drop in sessions. Please click below to find out more information.

Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) is a grass-roots organisation directly managed by refugee communities in Manchester. For over 24 years, we have been providing practical support to those fleeing persecution, conflict, and various forms of injustice and abuse.

For all general queries, please leave an answerphone message on 0161 868 0777 and we will follow up with you as soon as practical.

If you require more urgent support, you can contact one of our advisers directly on 07565 382 140.

Are you experiencing the effects of loneliness and social isolation because of the Coronavirus?

Or, would you welcome a friendly voice of someone at the other end of the phone to help you practice your English conversation skills?

Please click here to view more about this free service we are currently offering.

If you’re a new refugee and/or have an enquiry regarding a housing related matter, please click here to view what we can advise on. For further information please contact Andrea at andrea@mrsn.org.uk

If you are struggling to get food and basic necessities, you can get support through our Destitute Project. Please visit our office at 129 Princess Road, M14 4RB, every Friday, between 12pm-3pm in order to collect a free food parcel. If you are not able to come in to the office, please call Belay on 07983 415 291, and we can arrange delivery to your address.

If you would like to refer someone to this service, please click here and submit details into the contact form.

Donate:

If you would like to donate dried and tinned food, sanitation and toiletry goods to be provided to people in need, please come to our office every Thursday between 12pm-3pm to drop off donations.

You can also financially support us, by clicking here.

If your enquiry is in regards to immigration, please click here to view what we offer advise on.

If your enquiry is in regards to completing travel documents, please click here. Here you will find how to guides and videos on completing travel documents. If you need further assistance, please contact Alex at alex@mrsn.org.uk or call or text/WhatsApp message on 07565 382 140

Due to COVID-19 we are not able to currently operate our Computer Skills at work course. Instead we now operate an employment helpline. To view what areas we offer assistance with, please click here.

Our health and well-being events are cancelled until further notice.  If your enquiry relates to these, please contact  Ghirmazion at Ghirmazion@mrsn.org.uk​

If you want information on health and well-being resources during the government lock down, please click here.

The Shared Routes Project continues to run online training services as well as helping refugees and other migrant groups into voluntary work. 

You can find out more details about our shared routes project by clicking here or contact Randa by randa@mrsn.org.uk.

If your enquiry relates to community development, please click here for more information about the work we do.

For any other enquiries or any urgent matters, please contact Belay at belay@mrsn.org.uk or call at 0161 868 0777.

This scheme is designed to reduce social isolation, increase integration experiences and community connections and promote better overall health and wellness. We will be able to provide you also, with information about services for elderly people.

If you would like further information, please click here to complete the form.

If you would like to improve your English, online classes are now available with ESOL. Click here to find out more.

For other distance learning modules, please click here.

The Destitute Project needs your help

The Destitute Project provides food, clothes and essential items to refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrant groups in Greater Manchester. It is now in greater demand more than ever due to the number of people socially distancing and self-isolating, some of whom are not able to get to shops in order to get essential items. We need help with this now, more than ever in order to support our community!

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We work for asylum seekers and refugees:

  • to meet their needs in Manchester.
  • by promoting their education and training.
  • by strengthening their influence and involvement in shaping decisions and processes that affect their lives in Manchester.
  • by positively influencing perceptions of them in Manchester.
  • by supporting and promoting their physical and mental health.
  • by helping them build strong and independent community organisations.
  • by nurturing community leaders from amongst them.

At MRSN, we help asylum seekers and refugees get the basic support they need to live with dignity. We strive to help them build safe, happy and productive lives in the UK.