About Us


Bristol Refugee Rights (BRR) was set up as a voluntary organisation in 2006, originally under the name Holding Refugees and Human Rights in Mind, with the aim of upholding and championing the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees.

The Welcome Centre opened its doors in April 2006, at the Unitarian Hall in St Paul’s. Funded by a small grant from Church Urban Fund, it was initially open once a week. Since 2012, the Welcome Centre is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the Malcolm X Community Centre. We have space to offer our full range of services and we regularly welcome 100 asylum seekers and new refugees each day, from up to 60 different countries.

To complement 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.