Work with asylum seekers

The Refugee Council is one of the leading charities in the UK offering support and advice to people who are seeking asylum.

The UK asylum process is complex and frequent changes to legislation can make it a difficult system to understand.  Asylum seekers are some of the most vulnerable people in society and they are often misrepresented in the media.  Our job is to help them to navigate the process and support them along the way. 

We do this in a number of ways

Practical support

  • Classes to help with learning English

Policy, research, parliamentary work and campaigning

We work behind the scenes lobbying for changes to the asylum system.  We campaign for a fairer, more humane system and we carry out research into specific areas, in order to bring these matters to the attention of politicians and decision makers.

Read about our latest campaigns