"We are a culturally diverse, human rights-based service, giving immigration-informed advice, which enables people to live safely and legally as equals, and thus maximise their potential."
What We Do...
GYROS supports migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities across East Anglia.
We provide free information, advice and advocacy on a range of topics, including: immigration (OISC Level 2), EUSS, UK rights, police, education, housing, benefits and debt (FCA accredited).
We provide free training, including ESOL and Job Search; facilitate access to healthcare and other specialist services; run social activities for children and adults; and are involved in community events and local projects.
GYROS works to advance the knowledge of local organisations working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients, by providing assistance to develop and promote good practice. This includes a range of bespoke services, including: Cultural Sensitivity Training and Translation & Interpretation services.
We have a have dedicated and qualified research team, which conducts qualitative research about the experiences of migrant communities; and is growing an evidence base of issues affecting diverse communities across East Anglia. We link our community practitioner work with our social and academic research, which feeds into policy, practice, and change.
GYROS staff are multilingual, impartial and professionally qualified.
GYROS (Great Yarmouth Refugee Outreach & Support) was formed in 1998 to support the refugees and asylum seekers who came to Great Yarmouth during and after the Balkans war.
Over the years, our organisation has evolved to meet the changing needs of our local population. We now focus on supporting the wider migrant community across East Anglia, including those who've come here for work, family reasons or fleeing persecution or dangerous situations in their country of origin.