Refugee Information and Support
British Red Cross - Family Reunion Integration Service (FRIS)
at Oasis Cardiff, 69b Splott Road, Splott, Cardiff. CF24 2BW
Tel: 01633 720 000
If you have refugee status, and have obtained a visa for your family to come to the UK, the British Red Cross can support you with the following services:
- Family Reunion Travel Assistance, to help cover the costs of your family travelling to the UK - please check eligibility.
- Pre-reunion planning and support, to ensure you are prepared for when your family arrive.
- Post-reunion support, including support with applying for housing, benefits and school.
Call the number and the Triage team will ensure you speak to the right the person in your area.
Move On Project at WRC
Welsh Refugee Council, 120-122, Broadway, Adamsdown, Cardiff. CF24 1NJ
Tel: 0808 196 7273 or 029 2048 9800
Open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm and from 2:00pm to 5:00pm - CURRENTLY TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS ONLY
The Move On Project provides specialist support, advice and guidance to individuals who have been granted refugee status or other forms of leave to remain within the asylum system.
Oasis Cardiff: Refugee Integration Project
69B Splott Road, Splott, Cardiff. CF24 2BW
Tel: 029 2046 0424
Open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:00pm
Oasis Cardiff has specialist Integration Officers who provide support, advice and guidance to those who have recently received their Refugee status and other forms of Leave to Remain. Drop in or call to see a Triage Worker or to make an appointment.
UK Year of Service - Volunteering Matters Wales
Suite 9, Frazer Buildings, 126 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay. CF10 5LE
Apply online. Open to 18 to 24 year olds.
UK Year of Service is a way to engage in community work, make a positive impact in society, get world-ready and work-ready...and get paid for it! By signing up, you’ll take part in a paid work placements, working 30-35 hours per week, for nine to twelve months, in your local community. Alongside your placement, you’ll get to take part in lots of different services and opportunities, like volunteering, networking and one-on-one support.
WARD (Wales Asylum Seeker & Refugee Doctor & Dentist’s Group) - DPIA
Hastings House, Fitzalan Pl, Cardiff. CF24 0BL
Tel: 029 2078 9733
Contact : Sarah Allen, WARD Project Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org - 07496 840 479
The goal of WARD is to assist doctors and dentists across Wales to register with the General Medical Council (GMC) and achieve a career within the NHS. Some of the things the project does includes:
- Run weekly IELTS/OET language classes from their Cardiff office
- Cover the costs of PLAB1, PLAB2 and IELTS/OET examinations
- Provide support for PLAB1 and PLAB2 medical examinations
- Provide access to study materials and textbooks, medical mannequins and instruments for practice.
- Facilitate entry to the BMA Refugee Doctor Initiative
- Allocation of and induction to Supernumerary posts
- Assistance with GMC registration
WARD has been running since 2002, and to date 207 doctors and dentists have benefited from the project.