Bristol Refugee Rights was founded in 2006, originally under the name Holding Refugees and Human Rights in Mind. The Welcome Centre opened its doors once a week in April 2006,…
A society where refugees, asylum seekers and migrants are welcomed, feel safe, live free of poverty and are able to positively build their lives. A society where everyone’s rights and entitlements are respected.
1. We work in partnership with others to combat poverty and destitution and to promote social and legal justice:
We will use an EARLY ACTION approach to working with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants; we will focus on preventing and de-escalating crises through the provision of good quality, early advice, support and information using methods which build resilience, support networks and well-being; as an organisation we will provide stability and strive for sustainability.
2. We empower people; promote inclusion and equality of opportunity through the breaking down of societal barriers:
We will EMPOWER asylum seekers, refugees and migrants by giving them information and confidence to access their rights and entitlements and to build their lives; asylum seekers, refugees and migrants will have opportunities to develop and share their talents; we will provide support for them to learn and develop personal and professional transferable skills through a range of opportunities both within and outside of the organisation.
3. We ensure the rights and entitlements of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants are respected:
We use ADVOCACY to challenge injustice for individuals, and for all asylum seekers, refugees and migrants; members will receive high quality and timely advice aimed at achieving their rights and entitlements and a fair outcome; we will lead and support campaigns for better treatment and for a fairer society; we will never accept the status quo.
Our Strategic Plan, which sets out how we hope to achieve, our Aims, Ways of Working and Strategic Priorities can be found here: BRR Strategic Plan 2019-2022.
BRR’s constitution can be read here – Simplified Constitution