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SERVICE UPDATE

Referrals

We are currently accepting referrals for asylum appeals and a limited number of fresh claims. The easiest way to make a referral is to email office@manuelbravo.org.uk using ‘referral enquiry – appeal’ or ‘referral enquiry– fresh claim’ as the subject. You may also call 0113 350 8608 to make an initial enquiry. Once you have made initial contact, we will provide you with a copy of our Referral Form. This must be filled in and returned to us BEFORE we are able to confirm our assistance.

Queries

Our phone line is currently staffed between 1pm and 5pm, please leave a message if you are calling outside these times.

Anyone who is not an existing client calling outside this time should leave a message with their name, contact number and a brief description of their query. We will be unable to respond to your message if we do not know what your query is about. We do not respond to requests for general legal advice left on the answering machine – see the section below titled ‘Initial Advice – Outreach’.

Existing clients are able to contact the Caseworker responsible for their matter directly using the details provided by the Caseworker or by calling 0113 350 8608.

Please note – We are unable to give legal advice over the phone or via our general email address.

INITIAL ADVICE – OUTREACH

We are still operating our outreach service in partnership with St Vincent’s via telephone appointment only. We can provide initial advice, signposting and onward referral for a whole host of asylum and immigration matters. To access this service:

  • Call St Vincent’s on 0113 248 4126 and ask to be placed on our outreach call back list. You will be asked to leave your name and a contact number.
  • You will be called back by a volunteer on Mondays only who will take some details about your asylum or immigration query. This is to make sure we understand the issue and can get you the right help. This person is not able to give you any legal advice.
  • Your information will be passed on to our specialist Caseworker who will call you back on Thursdays only to discuss the matter and provide you with legal advice and assistance.

We appreciate your patience as this process takes longer than face to face appointments, which we hope to resume when it is safe to do so. We will provide updates both here and via our social media as the situation changes.

We, like everyone, have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and are still very much trying to resume a service as close to ‘normal’ as possible! The safety of all of our clients, staff and volunteers is of upmost importance and we thank you for your patience and support while we work on this. We are very much open for business and will continue to grow and expand our service to meet the needs of our community.

Many thanks for your support,

Manuel Bravo Project