Practical guidance

This section gives practical information, mostly local. For national guidance about asylum including the process of claiming asylum, and links to helpful national organisations, go to “Asylum info

The guidance on various topics below was reviewed in 2019. Some has been further updated in 2020 and 2021.

If you seek guidance from SWVG on something that isn’t covered here, go to 

Other organisations which may be useful to asylum seekers and refugees in Southampton are listed here (click this link) and also below.

Guidance being updated

The pages below are being checked and updated. Please do not rely on their content without checking with the Co-ordinators.

  1. Getting things – awaiting update
  2. Opportunities for education – needs a volunteer to review and expand
  3. Volunteering – needs review