Refugee Cardiff is a directory of services available to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Cardiff.
If you can't find what you are looking for or would like to add your organisation or event then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
For information on how current restrictions are affecting services, please scroll down.
Fact sheets for Afghan citizens seeking asylum in the UK:
Please note that due to the Coronavirus, many agencies, services and activities either closed or changed their services due to government guidelines. Restrictions are gradually being lifted and more services will be opening up over the coming months. Refugee Cardiff is therefore currently being updated and you will continue to see the site change to reflect availability of services.
If you or someone you are supporting need help and can't find the answer on this site, please email email@example.com and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience.
Substantive Asylum Interviews have started again for those living near Home Office centres and are undertaken via video-conferencing.
Those wanting to make Further Submissions should not travel to Liverpool as they can now submit them via post or email.
Oasis Cardiff is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. Social distancing and hygiene measures are in place.
Takeaway lunch is available 12:30-1pm Monday to Friday to all clients. Tanes and destitute clients continue to be provided meals 7 days a week.
ESOL classes are available in person and online. Sports activities and day trips have begun including football on a Tuesday afternoon. Women's Session runs from 10am to lunchtime on Mondays and there are also a range of family activities. There are also toiletries available for anyone in need.
Oasis are working with the Red Cross for those who are destitute.
See their social media for updates: @OasisCDF
Trinity has suspended some of it’s activities, however Space4U's sessions are slowly restarting! The Food Distribution, Clothes Bank and Help & Advice Desks have restarted. All are currently by appointment only, so please contact Space4U directly or Trinity Centre on 02921 321120 for more information.
WRC (Welsh Refugee Council) offices are closed:
WRC are now on a telephone only system. The phone line will be available from 10am – 2pm. If you, or someone you are supporting, needs to speak to one of the team please call on their national number: 0808 196 7273
The call will be triaged by one of the team and if they are able to help, you will be called back by a caseworker. If an interpreter is required they will do their best to have an interpreter available on the phone.
The Sanctuary at the Gap Centre, Newport
They are providing online support and landline/wifi from 1pm to 4pm Monday through to Friday.