Building futures

Welsh Refugee Council has been empowering asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales for 30 years. We deliver direct specialist support to refugees and asylum seekers through our bases in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham. We work with extensively with a range of community, voluntary and statutory sector partners and strive to contribute to the creation of a society where respect and equality for all are paramount and where human rights are enjoyed.

We support asylum seekers and refugees at the most critical points of their lives. Our work can make the difference between someone with a refused asylum claim spiralling downward into destitution, untreated health problems, and homelessness – or it can create an alternative future where they find their feet and begin building a life in Wales thanks to improved language skills, access to benefits, legal help, and other support that they are entitled to.

Vision

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.

Mission

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

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.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion approach

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

Who we've helped

Read Ghurnata’s Story
22nd September 2022 |

Read Ghurnata’s Story

Ghurnata reflects back on her time volunteering with WRC. “It was good time in WRC during my volunteer placement. I want to thank you all with my true feelings. I had very good time with all team members. We worked as a family. If I looked up the meaning of “Team Work “ in dictionary …

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Read Khyaliben’s Story
7th January 2020 |

Read Khyaliben’s Story

Khyaliben fled India and subsequently claimed asylum because the man she fell in love with in the UK was not welcomed by her family as he was of a nationality and faith. This meant that it would be dangerous for her to go back home and live life with family and friends in her home country.

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Read Okot’s Story
7th January 2020 |

Read Okot’s Story

Okot was a refugee living in Wrexham. He was a victim of trafficking and lived alone. He became homeless after losing his accommodation and was facing destitution.

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Read Alia’s Story
7th January 2020 |

Read Alia’s Story

Alia left her home country of Albania in 2014 and was brought to the UK by traffickers, because of fleeing a forced marriage, arranged by her father. Upon arrival, she was met by 2 men who locked her in a room and forced her to work as a prostitute. Later that year she was helped to escape but fell pregnant and was eventually taken to the Home Office where she claimed asylum.

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