Finding employment: Breaking Barriers

At Breaking Barriers, we offer a unique approach to helping refugees in London find meaningful employment and help them rebuild their lives and integrate into their new home. We believe that every refugee can fulfil their potential and integrate into their new home through employment that matches their skills, experience, and aspirations. Our mission is […]

Reducing social isolation: HostNation

Hi, I’m Anneke and I’m the Founder of HostNation. I’ve been working with refugees since the 1980s when I first volunteered to help Vietnamese boat people in South East Asia. More recently I’ve been a volunteer member of staff at Freedom from Torture where I trained as a befriender myself and befriended a young, unaccompanied […]


Many people think that once you are granted asylum, every problem is solved. This is far from the truth… In fact, for many refugees this is just the start of their difficult journey. Did you know that, once granted asylum, refugees have only 28 days to secure accommodation before they are evicted from where they […]

LGBTQ+ history

This month we have been talking about LGBTQ+ history in the UK – struggles overcome, successes celebrated, and the impact that all of this has on our lives today. The LGBTQ+ community has a reputation for turning historical events into future movements for change. Take Stonewall, for example. The Stonewall riots on June 28th, 1969, […]