Bristol Refugee Rights

Online Training

Get an overview of the UK asylum process and how it impacts on the wellbeing of people seeking asylum in the UK, with our online training.

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Beth Wilson

Our CEO, Beth Wilson, will be leaving us after 9 years at the helm. The Board of Trustees will soon be advertising for a replacement.

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Welcome

Safety

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.

Solidarity

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…