Here’s how you can help refugees

By April 2, 2016Blog post
A refugee family sit in their living room in the UK. Mum and dad sit on the sofa with their baby daughter and elder daughter. Their two young sons sit on the floor; one brother is laughing at the other, who is smiling at the camera with a cheeky grin.

We have received an overwhelming number of offers of help and support for refugees.

First of all, we want to stay a massive THANK YOU to everyone who’s pledged their help so far. You’re all amazing and we’re really proud to stand with you in supporting refugees.

Refugee Action can’t always accept every offer of help – but we can often suggest other appropriate organisations or groups for you to get in touch with.

Below are the different ways you can help and the best organisation to contact to

If you want the UK Government to do more to make refugees welcome, you can:

  • Sign our petition to the Prime Minister, and demand he does more ensure that refugees have access to English classes.

If you want to support Refugee Action’s work with refugees in the UK you can: 

  • Support Refugee Action’s work, by taking on fundraising challenge or organising an event. a fundraising event. You could run, cycle, bake, host a dinner party, or even organise a comedy of music event. Take a look at our guide to hosting your own event

If you want to help welcome refugees arriving in the UK, you can:

If you need advice on how to respond to negative myths and misconceptions about refugees, you can:

If you want to donate clothing or goods to help refugees outside of the UK, you can:

If you want to donate clothing or goods to help refugees inside of the UK, you can:

If you want to volunteer your time to help refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, you can:

If you want to volunteer your time to help refugees and asylum seekers in the outside the UK

If you want to stay in touch and hear about future ways to help refugees with Refugee Action:

If you represent a local authority and want information about setting up a resettlement scheme in your area, you can:

If you want to host asylum seekers in your home, you can:

  • Read this very useful guide to hosting that was compiled by The Guardian. It outlines many other activities and support that local charities and  groups, who are directly working with the most vulnerable asylum seekers and failed asylum seekers, need most.
  • Find out if you qualify for Positive Action in Housing’s Rooms for Refugees program 
  • Find out how you can support the work of NACCOM whose members aim to ensure ensure no-one is left destitute and homeless in the UK.

Thank you for wanting to help refugees.

Whatever you can give – time, money or a warm welcome-  however big or small, it will make a difference.