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About Us

Bristol Refugee Rights (BRR) was set up as a voluntary organisation in 2006 with the aim of upholding and championing the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees.

Since then we have provide a place of welcome where asylum seekers and refugees can meet, as well as helping them to play a full part in the life of the wider community. To compliment our direct support for people going through the asylum system we also campaign for the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

Bristol Refugee Rights’ members are people currently in the UK asylum process or who have recently been granted refugee status. We aim to deliver them a ‘user-led’ service that addresses the practical, psychological and human rights needs of refugees and asylum seekers. We do this by:

  • welcoming people into a safe place;
  • empowering people to achieve an independent and productive life;
  • enabling social inclusion;
  • using information collected in the Welcome Centre to bringing public attention to the human rights aspects of asylum law.

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.