New to Southampton?

If you have recently moved to the city from outside of the UK you can find information and services below help you settle in.

EU Welcome Southampton
EU Welcome exists to provide help and support to migrants in the Southampton area from EU and other European countries. Their website has information on a range of topics. Below are some of their leaflets for families:

The Avenue Multicultural Centre.

The Avenue Multicultural Centre Website
Run in association with the Red Cross and Avenue St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, this FRIDAY drop-in centre gives a warm welcome to all asylum seekers and refugees in need of advice, assistance, support or just a friendly face and a cup of tea.

Advisors from CLEAR are regularly in attendance. Please call 023 8022 1111 if you would like to make an appointment.

Regular social activities, talks and workshops are organised and refreshments are available every week.

CLEAR (City Life Education and Action for Refugees)

The CLEAR website
CLEAR aims to improve the quality of life for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Southampton, providing free advice and supporting people in accessing local services to which they are entitled.

Are you a recent migrant to the UK who is looking for work?
Do you have English as a second language?
The CLEAR work club can help with:

  • CVs
  • job searching
  • job applications
  • interview preparation

on Wednesdays from 9.30am – 12.30pm

If you are a parent, CLEAR also run sessions with an accompanying crèche service, contact them on 023 8022 1111 or for more information.

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