Bristol Refugee Rights

Pride Without Borders Appeal

We did it!! We reached our target of £11,000! This means we will be able to continue to offer unique and crucial services to LGBTQ+ people seeking asylum in Bristol for another year. Pride Without Borders is a lifeline to nearly 100 people who access it, so thanks to all of you, we can keep on providing a safe space for them to live their happiest lives.

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Providing a safe place to be

Provide a place that feels welcoming and safe for asylum seekers and refugees in Bristol to meet and socialise. Support the well-being of asylum seekers and new refugees in Bristol.


Strengthening communities, facilitating social engagement

Contribute to strengthening communities in Bristol through seeking out and facilitating social engagement, educational and volunteering opportunities in the wider community for asylum seekers and refugees.

Action for Change

Protecting and promoting human rights

Work to strengthen the visibility, voice and representation of asylum seekers and refugees in local affairs in Bristol, and raise awareness of asylum and refugee issues. Promote and protect the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees.

BRR Blog

  • “In our language there are no words for depression”: building resilience and wellbeing under the Hostile Environment
  • People seeking asylum and refugees are more likely to experience poor mental health than the UK population, including high rates of depression, PTSD and other anxiety disorders. Yet, people seeking asylum and refugees experience a number of unique barriers to accessing treatment – both systemic and individual. In 2014 BRR launched a project to be able to focus on wellbeing. We explored tools that would help us to evaluate the impact that we were having and wrestled with how different cultures and languages talk about mental health and wellbeing.

  • A Story of our Education Services
  • BRR currently offers a range of English classes (Pre-entry Level to Level 2 and Entry Level 1 to Level 2) and helps to get places on ESOL courses run by other organisations. BRR also offers a weekly English conversation club…

  • Safeguarding Unaccompanied Children
  • In the past three months we have experienced a sharp increase in the number of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) coming to us for help. Often they are homeless and alone or living in Home Office accommodation in a chaotic…