Help for refugees and asylum seekers

If you are a refugee or asylum seeker in the UK, we may be able to offer you practical and emotional support.

How we can help

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The British Red Cross is the UK's largest independent provider of services and support for refugees and people seeking asylum.

We help refugees from all backgrounds and religions. We will not report you to the authorities.

If you are a refugee or asylum seeker in the UK, or if you know someone who is, our teams may be able to support you with:

  • emergency help
  • one-to-one casework
  • one-off support
  • information and signposting about where to get help.

The support we give may come from the Red Cross or we may refer you to other organisations.

Find support near you

Other sources of help for refugees

  • Migrant Help

    Get help with applying for accommodation and financial support, find dedicated caseworkers and translators.
  • Right to Remain toolkit
    Free step-by-step guide to UK asylum and immigration system to help you better understand the legal process.
  • How to claim asylum – UK Government
    Learn if you’re eligible, what type of help is available and how to claim asylum in the UK.

Want to find out more?

Learn about our research and advocacy work and how you can help refugees.

How we support refugees