Main Office: 0117 9145480
Advice & Advocacy Referrals: 0117 954 0446

Welcome Centre

The Bristol Refugee Rights Welcome Centre is a support service and social space for asylum seekers as well as new refugees.

The Welcome Centre is at the Malcom X Community Centre on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at the St Pauls Learning Centre on Fridays.

Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Road, St Paul’s, Bristol, BS2 8YH (map).

St Paul’s Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Road, Bristol, BS2 8XJ (map).

The opening times are:

Wednesday 10:00am to 12:30pm – Malcolm X Community Centre.

Thursday 10:00am to 14:00pm – Malcolm X Community Centre.

Friday 10:00am to 12:30pm – St Paul’s Learning Centre.

Please do not come to the Welcome Centre outside of these times.

Bristol Refugee Rights offer asylum seekers and new refugees:

  • a warm welcome
  • drinks and snacks and a cooked meal on Thursdays
  • clothes and small household items from the Free Shop on Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • a mini food bank by referral from the Advice Team on Thursdays
  • advice and support through the Advice Service on Wednesdays and Thursdays with interpreters
  • English classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, computer classes on Thursdays
  • arts and crafts
  • pool and board games
  • the chance to make a bike at Bristol Bike Project
  • massage available on Thursdays


Bristol Refugee Rights’ members are people currently in the UK asylum process or who have recently been granted refugee status. We call Bristol Refugee Rights’ service users “members” because we want to show our solidarity with them and we want them to feel that BRR belongs to them.

To become a member please come to the Welcome Centre and we will arrange a short interview to see how we can best support you. If you are eligible for membership you will be able to use our services, including the Welcome Centre. If you are not eligible we will try to refer you to other organisations that can help you.

Referral organisations should read the Membership Eligibility PDF.

In 11 years BRR has welcomed over 3000 members from over 60 different countries. Members visit BRR over 10,000 times throughout the year.

Welcome Centre Closures

The Welcome Centre is closed next week for Easter Holidays.

We are CLOSED on Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th, and Friday 19th of April 2019

OPEN Wednesday 24th April 2019.

  • Please come on Wednesdays to make appointment if you need Advice
  • Come to St Paul’s Learning Centre Hall on Fridays- not Malcolm X


Welcome centre closures

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