We are the Welsh Refugee Council

We have been empowering asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales for 32 years. We deliver direct specialist support to our clients from our offices in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham. We work with community, voluntary and statutory sector partners to create a society where there is respect and equality for all.


“Welsh Refugee Council is the beginning of the end of the trauma. It is where the running stops and recovery starts.”


We support asylum seekers and refugees at the most critical points of their lives. Our work enables people who have been forced to seek sanctuary to find their feet and begin building a life in Wales. Through our work we help people find a place to stay, work to support themselves, access to English classes, legal advice and community networks so they have what they need to begin again in their new homes.



Working together for a Wales where refugees and asylum seekers are welcomed, respected and have access to protection, safety and dignity that enables them to contribute and fully participate in Welsh society.




To improve the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in Wales through delivering specialist support and influencing policy and practice.


Our Values


  • We champion human rights, equality and diversity
  • We empower and promote the voices of refugees and asylum seekers
  • We are a strong, independent voice that demonstrates leadership, builds capacity and works collaboratively
  • We exemplify organisational excellence in service delivery, staff development and governance.
Equality, diversity and inclusion approach

Our partners


Our vital work would not be possible without the support of our donors, volunteers and partners.

To find out how you or your organisation can get involved, contact our Fundraising team on fundraising@wrc.wales.

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We empower asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales