Revive (Diocese of Salford)

Revive Salford ManchesterRevive was established in 2002 and works in partnership with Caritas Diocese of Salford providing practical support to refugees and those seeking asylum and the most vulnerable in society.

Their mission is to “accompany and support refugees and people seeking asylum on a long term basis living in, Manchester, Salford and adjacent areas without regard to their race, ethnicity, age, gender, religious belief or (dis)ability”. Their services are free: many of those they work with are destitute or on voucher systems.

They offer immigration advice (mainly to asylum seekers and refugees with no access to Legal Aid) as well as a non-appointment advice service (benefits, accessing housing, employment, activities and voluntary work, health matters, finding legal representation).

A women’s group aims to alleviate women refugees and asylum seekers of isolation – many are not entitled to work or study and stay at home for much of the week – and to build their confidence for easy integration into their new community.

They also run an internet cafe to develop ICT skills.