Advice and support
Our Refugee Advice Service provides support from the moment people are granted refugee status. We provide interpreters for those with low levels of English. We provide information on any interim welfare support they may be entitled to and help them to open a bank account.
57%of refugees end up sleeping rough or in a hostel or night shelter when they leave asylum accommodation
86%of refugees were homeless when they came to our service
Finding a home
Finding somewhere to live is one of the biggest challenges refugees face. In a survey, commissioned by The Guardian, none of the people surveyed had found secure accommodation by the time they were evicted and 57% ended up sleeping rough or in a hostel or night shelter. We provide a range of support from help to apply for one off Home Office loans to accommodation via our private rented scheme.
99%of the refugees we worked within 2018 were found housing solutions
More about our Private Rented Scheme project
Support our work
You can help newly recognised refugees to begin to rebuild their lives in the UK by making a donation or volunteering on one of our projects.
If you are a newly recognised refugee in the London or Barnsley areas, we can help. Explore our services or get in touch with one of our teams below.
Refugee Advice Service Barnsley
- General enquiries: 01226320111
The Refugee Council
Barnsley CVS Building
23 Queens Road
Refugee Advice Service London
- Appointments: 02073461166