Refugee Information and Support
British Red Cross
FRES - Family Reunion Enquiries Service
Tel: 07834 496 781 or Email: FRAdvice@redcross.org.uk
For advice on applying for Refugee Family Reunion.
Family Reunion Service
Tel: 01633 720 000 and press Option 4 or Email: RefugeeSupportWales@redcross.org.uk
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 travel tickets and support you through and after the process.
International Family Tracing Service
Tel: 01633 720 000 and press Option 5 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help with looking for your family members and help with locating or contacting them.
DASPS - Destitution
Tel: 01633 720 000 and press Option 1 or Email: RefugeeSupportWales@redcross.org.uk
Destitution Support: Crisis Fund applications, BRC cash support, food provision referrals, Clothing provision referrals, emergency provisions.
Cardiff Health Inclusion Service
Tel: 01633 720 000 and press Option 2 or Email: CardiffRefugeeHealth@redcross.org.uk
Support with registering with or accessing a GP, dentist or other health services.
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 - please call for an appointment.
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
Monday to Thursday from 9:30am to 4:00pm
Friday from 9:30am to 3:00pm
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 - email@example.com - 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.