Leaving Cardiff

A list of organisations in other areas that work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees, if you are being 'dispersed' outside of Cardiff.

If you are being moved to somewhere not on the list, please contact us and we will do our best to help you.

Red Cross UK

Red Cross have offices and drop-ins around the country. They provide help with urgent needs, casework and advice and family reunion travel assistance. Services may vary depending on the area/office. Please click the link to find the office closest to you.







The Sanctuary

The Gap Centre, 42 Stow Hill, Newport. NP20 1JG

Tel: 07378 937267

Email: sanctuary@thegap.wales



Open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm


The Sanctuary is a project that provides a welcome and support for refugees and asylum seekers in Newport. Our aim is to restore a sense of belonging and community to people who have fled from war and persecution in their homelands and are seeking safety in the UK. Relationships are at the heart of the project, and we always focus on the individual people, not projects.  We provide drop-in services for refugees and asylum seekers and a range of activities. Speak to Mark, Sarah or Claire.

British Red Cross ESOL and Lifeskills project.

Bradbury House, Mission Court, Newport. NP20 2DW

Tel:   01633 245750



Open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm


We have two main projects - one specifically for women to learn English, learn life-skills, socialise and improve their wellbeing, a creche is provided.

AVAIL is our other project for newly arrived asylum seekers in the area - this is open to men as well with casework provision. We have creche facilities for some of those sessions. This project is accessed by referral from REACH+.

We also have a self-advocacy programme called Voices which is based in our Newport office and we are current;y running Welsh lessons with local partners.


Welsh Refugee Council (Newport office)

66 Lower Dock Street, Newport. NP20 1EF

Tel: 01633 266 420



Opening Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 4:00pm and Wednesday and Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm


The Welsh Refugee Council, supports asylum seekers and refugees in Wales, offering a wide range of services as they navigate their way through the UK immigration system and transition into their new life in Wales.



Circus Eruption - Children and young people's activities

Unit 1, North Dock, Parc Tawe, Swansea. SA1 2AS

Tel: 01792 795778

Email: contact@circuseruption.co.uk



Open Monday night from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (RAS), Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:00pm (Juniors), and 7:00pm to 9:00pm

We teach a wide range of circus skills including juggling, unicycling, diabolo, spinning plates, stilt walking, rola bola and more. Our groups are suitable for young people of all abilities and we actively promote inclusion, confidence and most importantly: FUN!

We currently run a Monday Night Circus aimed at young people who are asylum seekers or refugees. We are about to take a summer break but will be back in September - though please do get in touch via email or phone (leave us a message and we'll get back to you!)

Refugee and Asylum Support Service

Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales

Unit B, 11 St Helens Road, Swansea. SA1 4AB

Tel: 01792 466980

Email: manager@eyst.org.uk


Drop-in Advice and Support to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Swansea

Swansea Asylum Seekers Support

Tel:  07853 717017

Email: vol.sbassg@gmail.com



Fridays from 4pm to 7pm at St James Parish Hall, Walter road, Upland, Swansea. SA1 4QF


Saturdays from 11am to 4pm at York Place Baptist Chapel, 1 York Street, Swansea. SA1 3LZ


We are a volunteer-led registered charity, run and managed by our members, who include asylum seekers, refugees and other local people. We give a warm welcome to people seeking sanctuary in Swansea through our twice-weekly drop-ins, and offer practical support, educational and recreational opportunities.

Unity in Diversity Community Drop-in

Unitarian Church, High Street, Swansea. SA1 INZ (next to Argos)

Tel: 07531 294145

Email: unityswansea@gmail.com



Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Women's Group is twice a month on Saturdays from 11:00am to 1:00pm

The Unity in Diversity group is a registered charity that runs twice-weekly sessions providing food, support and learning opportunities to asylum seekers and refugees in the Swansea area. Run entirely by dedicated volunteers we have helped over 500 people of 40+ nationalities/ethnic origins in its 5 years of fun and cooperation.

Welsh Refugee Council (Swansea office)

Room 28, 29 and 30, 1 The Kingsway, Swansea YMCA, Swansea. SA1 5JQ

Tel: 01792 630 180


Open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm


The Welsh Refugee Council, supports asylum seekers and refugees in Wales, offering a wide range of services as they navigate their way through the UK immigration system and transition into their new life in Wales.



Just Across Drop-In

Wrexham Methodist Church, Regent Street, Wrexham. LL11 1RY

Tel: 07720 097771 or 07767 881175

Email: EDavies@redcross.org.uk or JonBrown@redcross.org.uk



Mondays from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Red Cross provide a drop in space for asylum seekers and refugees to socialise, access casework, information about Wrexham, a hot meal and various activities

TGP Cymru

BAWSO, 33 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham. LL11 1DH

Tel: 01978 262588 or 07957 472020



Fridays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at BAWSO

For young asylum seekers and refugees aged between 15 and 25. Have fun, make new friends,

talk about things that matter and work on problems and issues.

Welsh Refugee Council (Wrexham office)

33 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham. LL11 1BT

Tel:   01978 355 818


Open Monday and Tuesday from 9:00am to 4:00pm


The Welsh Refugee Council, supports asylum seekers and refugees in Wales, offering a wide range of services as they navigate their way through the UK immigration system and transition into their new life in Wales.


Salvation Army Wrexham - Family support services

Garden Road, Wrexham. LL11 2NU

Tel: 01978 311076

Email: wrexham@salvationarmy.org.uk



Provides a range of services including: providing clothes and assistance to homeless/people on low incomes, assistance for asylum seekers/ refugees. The Salvation Army run many groups such as counselling, University for the 3rd age, Gamblers Anonymous, House Group, Drop-in centre, Family tracing. Please ring for further information.