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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: 01633 221908



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



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

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

Sign up using their online form and they will send you up to date information on their activities.

EYST - Refugee and Asylum Support Service

Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales

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

Tel: 01792 466980 / 07394 923317 / 07512792182


The Refugee & Asylum Advice Project offers a daily advice service for refugees or asylum seekers in Swansea. Staffed by a full time Advice worker with lived experience of seeking asylum, and supported by a team of volunteers, the service provides an appointment-based service from Monday to Thursday from 11am to 3pm, offering vital advice around the asylum process,  advice on benefits, welfare, financial, health and housing issues.

EYST have a wide range of other projects - please contact them for up to date information.

Swansea Asylum Seekers Support

Tel:  07853 717017



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


Saturdays from 12pm to 3pm at York Place Baptist Chapel, 1 York Street, Swansea. SA1 3LZ


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

They also provide up to date information on local ESOL classes - ask at the drop-in or see their website.

Unity in Diversity Community Drop-in

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

Tel: 07531 294145



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 ESOL classes at Beginner and Intermediate Level, give additional learning, training, and volunteer opportunities, help with application forms, official letters etc, and signpost people to existing services for asylum seekers and refugees.

They have a lot of information about local support for asylum seekers in their app which you can access through their website.

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: or


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



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.

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