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About Us

Bristol Refugee Rights was set up as a voluntary organisation in 2006 to uphold and champion the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees.

We provide a place of welcome in Bristol where asylum seekers and refugees can meet and be supported to play a full part in the life of the wider community and also campaign for the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers. Bristol Refugee Rights aims to deliver a ‘user-led’ service that addresses the practical, psychological and human rights needs of refugees and asylum seekers by:

  • Welcoming people into a safe place
  • Empowering people to achieve an independent and productive life
  • Enabling social inclusion
  • Bringing public attention to human rights aspects of asylum law and practice based on information collected in the Welcome Centre.

The key values that underpin the work of Bristol Refugee Rights are

  • Inclusion
  • Partnership working
  • Commitment to provision of a quality service
  • Empowerment and accountability.

We work to sustain these values both in the Welcome Centre and in our human rights campaigning.  Visit our How We Help pages for more information about our current services or use the About Us menu to find out more about BRR.