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Useful Contacts

List of useful web links, telephone numbers and addresses
 Name/Web link  Telephone  Address  Details
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)  0344 826 9694 2nd Floor, Wigan Life 
Centre, WN11NH
 Advice and signposting on questions about day to day life:  finance, immigration, housing, health and education
Refugee Action Manchester 0161 831 5420
Client line:
0800 917 2719
23-37 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW Information on seeking asylum and refugee status
Manchester Refugee Support Network  0161 868 0777 Pheonix Mill, 20 Piercy Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 7HY General information on asylum
Refugee Council 020 7346 6700   General information on asylum
The UK Border Agency   Home Office advice on matters relating to immigration, work permits, citizenship, and asylum.
Department of Health     Information about healthcare for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
National Health Service     Introduction to the National Health Service: in different languages
Wigan Council 01942 244991 Town Hall,
Library Street,
Wigan, WN1 1YN  
Information about local housing options, schools, further and higher education, healthcare
Wigan and Leigh Housing      Housing options, help for tenants.
Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust     Information on libraries, sports and arts