About Merseyside Refugee Support Network – MRSN

Communications and Networking

MRSN provides an information sharing and support service for local refugee communities as well as for those organisations working with and for refugees and asylum seekers.  MRSN also helps to administer the Liverpool City of Sanctuary group and supports Liverpool Schools of Sanctuary.

In brief – quarterly Network meetings and the e-newsgroup provide opportunities for groups and individuals to share information and knowledge to support our refugee and asylum seeking clients and their Diaspora communities. 

Having a sector voice enables us to campaign locally to address issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers and contribute to regional and national campaigning and calls for evidence. 

Refugee Integration, Advocacy and Wellbeing Support

We also offer a wide range of direct support services to refugees to help progression with resettlement “move-on” and integration.  The service has developed and expanded over the past 16 years through our collaboration with MNFC to meet the ongoing demand for customised and effective support for vulnerable refugee clients.  The ongoing delivery of these services includes:  

    • Welfare and Advocacy Casework (eg benefits, housing, crisis support)
    • Wellbeing, engagement and integration projects and support
    • Employability advice and guidance and job search
    • Access to ESOL and Interpreting classes
    • Help with refugee community development
    • Enrichment and cultural exchange through EU funded projects

Appointments are made by phone or in person.

St Anne’s Centre

7 Overbury Street


L7 3HJ

0151 709 7557

To find out more email: lasar_mrsn@yahoo.com or seana@merseysidenetworkforchange.org

Find out about our local partnership campaign for City of Sanctuary in Liverpool.  You can join the campaign today – http://www.cityofsanctuary.org/liverpool