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.


of refugees end up sleeping rough or in a hostel or night shelter when they leave asylum accommodation


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.


of the refugees we worked within 2018 were found housing solutions

More about our Private Rented Scheme project

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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.

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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: 0122 632 0111
  • The Refugee Council
    Wellington House
    43 Market Street
    South Yorkshire
    S70 1WA

Contact details

Refugee Advice Service London