Migrant Help

The Site

This site uses many of the features that are important to website operators:

The site is fully under the operation of the charirty allowing all the content to be amended. new pages can easily by added and older pages un-published or deleted.

Using the built in features Migranthelp can:

  • - create and add any number of pages
  • - add images and other media and position these using a WYSIWYG editor.
  • - make internal and external links throughout the pages
  • - make slide shows which can be positioned on the front page with each component linking to its own page.
  • - set up a schedule of recurring and non-recuirring events on a calendar
  • - add their own meta data and SEO materials to each page. This is in addition to the built in SEO optimisations
  • - customise the XML site map
  • - include Google Analytics performance tracking code
  • - include Google adwords
  • - add and position any number of RSS feeds to display relevant information from other websites

     

     

  • - customise the built in cookie widget ensure compliance with EU regulation regarding web site privacy
  • - use the built in reports to analyse visitor statisics and search usage
  • - link any content to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+

 

About Migrant Helpline

Migrant Helpline (MH) was established as a charity in 1963 by Helen Ellis MBE and was originally known as the Kent Committee for the Welfare of Migrants. Originally it assisted migrants and passengers through the port of Kent, but quickly developed other projects such as national assistance to abused and distressed au pairs.

Over the years since then MH has become a flexible and responsive service provider helping distressed foreign nationals in the UK whenever and wherever it can. During the early 1990s it began to develop it's services to asylum seekers. Under the leadership of Annie Ledger OBE it became a significant UKBA (United Kingdom Border Agency) contract holder for support services, a situation which continues to this day.

At present Migrant Helpline provides a variety of services to distressed foreign nationals across the UK, offering projects dealing with the following client groups:

  • - Support to new asylum claimants in London
  • - Advice services to asylum claimants and refugees in Kent, Sussex and London
  • - Advice services to EU nationals in Kent
  • - Integration services for EU nationals in Kent
  • - Advice services for foreign national prisoners in Kent
  • - Support for the victims of human trafficking throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland