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I need help! Where do I start?

Bristol Refugee Rights

We offer a range of services that help refugees and people seeking asylum.


Welcome Centre – The place to come first, where we can start to help you.


Advocacy & Information Desk (AID) – Help with the asylum system.


Asylum Support Project (ASP) – Help claiming Asylum Support.


British Life and Language Programme (BRILL) – English language classes.


Early Years Project – Creche and young child care.


Interpreters – Bristol Refugee Rights members trained to interpret to help asylum seekers.

We have a membership system and our services are  available only to our members. If you are not yet a member please come to the Welcome Centre and we will arrange a short interview to see how we can best support you.

If we can not help you we will try to refer you to other organisations that can help you (see Other Services in Bristol.

Other advice

NHS Charges — Asylum Matters has produced a clear summary of healthcare access rights and charges for migrants. You can read it here (PDF file).

Mental Health — Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust have produce a film called Someone to talk to: a short guide for asylum-seeking people and refugees to mental health support following trauma.

The Windrush Generation

If you are seeking help with issues relating to the Windrush Generation there is a Home Office factsheet available here. You can get more information from Free Movement and there are details about how to apply for the Windrush Scheme on the Government website.

Other services in Bristol

You can find out about different organisations in Bristol who support asylum seekers and refugees in the Bristol Refugee Support document available to download below.