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.

How we can help

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. 

Where we help

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

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.

Chrysalis Project in Glasgow

If you are a refugee, asylum seeker or vulnerable migrant aged 16 to 25 and are not in college, you may be able to join our eight-week group programme in Glasgow.

We’ll look at what you need and help you: 

  • learn English
  • get to know Glasgow
  • get into education
  • get into volunteering
  • become ready for work
  • learn about health and wellbeing
  • have fun and make friends.

Call 0141 331 4170 or email us to find out more.