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City Bridge Trust boosts Law Centre’s vital refugee work

More than 100 people fleeing war and torture in their home countries are to be helped by Southwark Law Centre, thanks to a grant of £157,636 from the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust.

Southwark Law Centre, based in Hanover Park, Peckham, will assist 105 vulnerable people living in Southwark and Lewisham as they apply to remain in the UK as refugees. The centre provides free, high-quality legal advice and representation on issues such as asylum, immigration, employment, housing, welfare rights and discrimination. Its clients are some of London’s most vulnerable, and include care-leavers as well as people who have endured human trafficking, domestic violence, torture and homelessness.

Over the next three years, this grant from City Bridge Trust will be used to help people seeking asylum and their families find more stable accommodation and access healthcare and mental health services.

The City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust, has awarded grants totalling a third of a billion pounds to charitable organisations tackling disadvantage in Greater London over the last 20 years.

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