Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

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Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) is an independent national charity which exists to campaign for justice in immigration, nationality and refugee law and policy.  Since it started JCWI has helped many thousands of individuals and families who, often in desperate need, have been affected by the unfairness of British immigration and nationality law and policy.  Throughout its history JCWI has been instrumental in creating partnerships among voluntary and other service providers, becoming an important resource to them. JCWI’s current activities fall under the following headings:

  • policy work and campaigning,
  • legal advice and strategic casework,
  • media work and information dissemination
  • providing legal training to practitioners and others
  • publications of guides, handbooks and other reference materials.

On the strength of its expertise in policy and casework JCWI continues to be an important resource for others who work in this field. It has established itself as a leading training provider in immigration, nationality and refugee law.

Legal Advice:

JCWI can provide legal advice to anyone who is in the UK without legal status with free legal advice over the phone. You can phone JCWI’s Irregular Migrant Helpline to speak to one of their lawyers and receive free, confidential legal advice. The advice line is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 am – 1 pm. The phone number is 020 7553 7470.

Please see their website for further information.


Contact Details

020 7251 8708



JCWI 441 Caledonian Road London N7 9BG

Other Info

Bus: 17, 91, 259, 274 Rail: Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Rail Station

Other information:
Registered charity.

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