Bristol Refugee Rights


All refugees deserve safety and welcome: our response to the Government’s approach to supporting Ukrainian and Russian refugees fleeing the current crisis.

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Strategic Plan 2022-27

An ambitious piece of work focussed on empowerment, lived experience leadership, advocacy and anti-racism, that we will use to drive Bristol Refugee Rights for the next five years.

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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

  • 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…

  • Creating long term change for those subject to ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’
  • Bristol Refugee Rights (BRR) and the Refugee and Migration Policy Project (RAMP) have been working closely with the local council and individuals with lived experience of being subject to NRPF.  The aim has been to create long term systemic change…

  • Yad’s story
  • When Yad first arrived in the UK, he applied for asylum and was housed by the asylum support system in Liverpool. He got to know some members of the Kurdish community there, but they moved on to Bristol. Yad’s initial…