What is MAP ?

Middlesbrough supports a thriving community of people who have travelled from all over the world to seek protection from persecution.  MAP Middlesbrough exists to provide practical support and social opportunities to people seeking asylum in Teesside and to Refugees.

Fitness Club

Monday and Thursday
5.30pm to 6.30pm

Linthorpe Road Methodist Church. An enjoyable keep fit session, led by a qualified volunteer fitness instructor.

Drop In

Wednesday – 10am to 1pm

Avenue Methodist Church.

A place to meet and talk, and to select from our stock of donated clothing and household goods.

Welcome to the Drop In

Thursday -9.30am to 12.30pm

Welcome to Middlesbrough Drop-in
at John Paul Centre Basement,

55 Grange Road, TS1 5AU.

A service designed specifically to support those newly arrived in Middlesbrough.  We signpost to other relevant services, and volunteers help by showing new residents around the town centre.  

Come and Chat

Friday –  10am to 12 noon

at Linthorpe Road Methodist Church.

An opportunity to practise conversational English with an English speaking volunteer, with a light lunch thrown in.  

How to contact us

To find out more about any of our services, please contact

Ailsa Adamson,

Project manager,

07970 192841


Come and Chat

Saturday 1pm to 3pm

at Avenue Methodist Church.

Table tennis and pool

in a relaxed environment.

Come & Chat

Saturdays -Games Afternoon

Volunteer with us

All of our services are run by our friendly and committed volunteers.  We could not do it without them!

Volunteer with us

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer role?

MAP Middlesbrough is continuing to expand.  Every week we seem to get more asylum-seekers visiting us, and the range of things we do for asylum-seekers is widening.


Besides the Avenue drop-in we have a service which welcomes people to Middlesbrough when they first arrive in town, a conversational English class, furniture collection and delivery, fitness sessions, and other plans in the pipeline.

 We have all sorts of volunteer opportunities including:

  • Avenue Drop-in volunteers - to sort and hand out donated clothing and household goods, on Wednesdays 9am to 3pm
  • Electrical goods support volunteer - to check over and (with appropriate training) test donated electrical items for safety, and to manage our records.  Ideally, available to attend Avenue on Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm.
  • Trailer driver volunteer - to collect donated items of furniture, and deliver to refugee households, usually on Saturday mornings 9am to 2pm
  • Fitness club volunteer - if you have fitness qualifications and would like to be a volunteer leader of fitness or dance training sessions, or act as a support in such sessions, then we'd be very interested to hear from you.

If you would like to know more about what we do at MAP, or whether your spare time could be filled productively & rewardingly at MAP, then please just contact Ailsa Adamson for an informal chat.  

M: 07970192841

E: MAPMbro@gmail.com


We are grateful to the many people and organisations who donate their time, surplus items and money to us.  Your support enables us to continue our work – Thank you.

We are always looking for

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept electrical items

You can drop items off for us at Avenue Methodist Church on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm or on Saturdays 1pm to 3pm.  For larger items, particularly furniture, we can often arrange collection. Contact Ailsa Adamson on 07970 192841 or MAPMbro@gmail.com to discuss.  Because of the constraints on our resources, we do need to plan collections in advance.

Each year we offer a range of different one-off activities to provide a break from routine for those seeking asylum in Middlesbrough, and to enable them to see different aspects of British culture.  We aim to provide a varied occasional programme.  Over the years we have provided daytrips to the seaside, cultural visits to cathedral cities, picnics, hikes across the hills, 5-a-side football and many other types of excursion.

Outings and Excursions

Useful Links For Asylum Seekers in the UK


Last updated Sunday, February 12, 2017

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