Advice for Migrants - Hackney and beyond

Hackney Migrant Centre (HMC) delivers a free, weekly advice and support service for vulnerable migrants on immigration, housing, welfare and access to health. We support visitors to our service to resolve their immigration problems and move out of homelessness and destitution in the long-term, as well as assisting them to address immediate issues. Most of our visitors lack secure immigration status and are destitute as a result of that and the Hostile Environment. 

Our purpose

To demonstrate solidarity with migrants in Hackney and beyond, including the most vulnerable and marginalised, by welcoming them as our visitors and helping them to access rights and overcome injustice in the immigration system.

We welcome all migrants. It doesn’t matter what your immigration status, nationality or current place of residence is. But, we only have a small staff team and can only help a few people, so we must first help migrants who are destitute, homeless or on a low income. If this does not apply to you, we are still happy to give you information or tell you about other organisations that might help you.

Please note, we do not accept referrals from external organisations. The form must be completed by the visitor (help may be provided to them to complete it). 


Our advice service offers free advice and casework on:
Homelessness and insecure housing, including destitution cases with “no recourse to public funds” (NRPF)
Poverty relief, including food bank vouchers and small grants
Health advocacy, for help with access to NHS services, GP registration and problems with NHS charges.

Asylum seekers and refugee support
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Legal advice
Helping with money
Information and advice
Managing a long-term health condition
Mental health
Support with housing
Additional needs catered for:
Key words - separate with a comma: Immigrantions, migrants, housing, legal advice, health, NRPF, food vouchers, grants