We are an independent membership organisation created in 2003 by and for community organisations led by Refugees and Asylum Seekers living in the North East of England.
We are founded on the understanding that
- peer support plays a unique and vital role in promoting integration
- policy and services are most effective if the voice of the refugee and asylum seeker community themselves is heard in their development
Learn more about who we are and how we began at About us
We empower refugees and asylum seekers to take action to support their communities. Find out about the support we offer at our Programmes page
And we support our members to develop their Collective Voice and use it to influence decision makers so as to promote equality and integration for all refugees and asylum seekers living in the region. Go to Our Voice page to hear how our members are using their voice to influence change
Visit our Members page to hear about the brilliant support that refugee-led community groups organise for their communities and how to contact them if you want to join in.
If you are a refugee or an asylum seeker and have an idea to support your community please do contact us to talk about how we can support you. Email us at email@example.com or call Georgina on 07918765480 or Suraiya on 07407804539.
If you are an agency and would like to engage with refugee led community groups and hear their voice, or for your staff to develop an empathetic understanding of the specific challenges refugees and asylum seekers face and what works in supporting them from their perspective, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find out about the training we offer here
Click here to find out how we have been contributing to change over the last year.