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%

or 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


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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.

Contact details

Refugee Advice Service Barnsley

  • General enquiries: 01226448800
  • The Refugee Council
    23 Queens Road
    Barnsley
    S71 1AN

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Refugee Advice Service London