NERS - North of England Refugee Service (Sunderland)
The North of England Refugee Service was established in 1989. We are
an independent and charitable organisation which exists to meet the
needs and promote the interests of asylum seekers and refugees who
have arrived or have settled in the North of England. Our Sunderland
office is based in the city centre on Villiers Street. (click
NERS acts as an agent of positive change in order to improve the everyday
life conditions of asylum seekers and refugees, and to promote social
inclusion by facilitating their integration and equal participation
within British society.
Since April 2000 NERS has been operating the One Stop Service
contract in the North east. This service is available to all asylum
seekers who are entitled to support from the Home Office National
Asylum Support Service (NASS) which was established under the Immigration
and Asylum Act 1999.
the Chief Executive Officer Daoud Zaaroura
At NERS we have provided a supporting role for young refugees in
their active contribution to the economic revival of the regional
economy and enriching the diverse cultural wealth of this area.
We have been working with increasing numbers of dispersed asylum
seekers and refugees in the region. Last year, the region dealt
with over 6000 new clients and settled communities of refugees.
Within the aims of NERS we have been engaged in new services and
projects to facilitate the process of settlement.