Get help as a young refugee or asylum seeker

If you are a refugee, asylum seeker or vulnerable migrant aged 15 to 25, you may be able to get help from the British Red Cross.

Helping young refugees in the UK

We’ll look at your needs and may be able to give one-to-one support. Depending on what services are available in your area, this could  include help with:

  • understanding the asylum process
  • preparing documents, eg letters and applications
  • health, education and social care support
  • learning new skills
  • building confidence
  • knowing what support you can get and helping you to get it.

We also do group work with young people in some places, giving you the opportunity to:

  • meet new people
  • grow your talents and interests
  • learn and take part in activities, eg English, IT, maths, art and drama therapy and music (subjects depend on where you are)
  • get help preparing for exams
  • take day trips, eg for golf, football, cooking
  • get help adjusting to life in the UK
  • learn to live independently
  • understand what you’re entitled to and have help getting it. 

You can also get help if you are a refugee, asylum seeker or vulnerable migrant over 25 years old.

Where we help

We offer support for young refugees in a few places in the UK – Birmingham, Glasgow, Hampshire, Kent, Leeds, Leicester (no group activities), London and Peterborough.

How it works

To get our help:

  • you can contact us yourself
  • someone else can contact us for you, eg foster parent or social services.