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We are a small group of volunteers all of whom have other commitments. Please bear with us if it takes a few days for us to respond – thank you!


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Beyond Borders Totnes & District  (BBT&D)

BBT&D provides a point of co-ordination & information about local initiatives enabling communication between local people wanting to contribute to or create support for asylum seekers and refugees in the south of Devon – and internationally.

South Brent Refugee Support Network 

Welcomes refugees in the area by offering support in various ways including fundraising, support for existing projects, connecting with other groups and sharing information.
More information available from: Jude at

Ashburton Refugees Support Network

Through collaboration, discussion and practical action lobbies, raises awareness of the challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers and engages with refugees and asylum seekers, both in the UK and overseas, to offer friendship and support.

Bridge for Hope

Kingsbridge Community Sponsorship group – a group of Kingsbridge residents who want to make a difference by directly supporting the resettlement of a refugee family in our area.

Integr8 UK

Integr8 UK is a non-profit community development organisation that aims to empower refugees and asylum seekers and helps them integrate into their host communities and start a purposeful life and work experience.

Playback Theatre South West

A small charity who actively involve a wide variety of people and creatively engage with their experiences using skilled drama methods. Based out of Totnes, they have been meeting regularly with groups of refugee women in Plymouth, under the auspices of START, for some 13 years, and collaborate with Beyond Borders in our outreach and awareness-building events locally.


Refugee Support Devon RSD

Exeter Community Centre, 17 St Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG
RSD is a well-established, non-profit organization that supports asylum seekers and refugees in the Devon area, providing information, advice, support services, advocacy, English classes, leisure and sporting activities, women’s outreach project-& more personal assistance Tel: 01392 682185
Manager: Rupert Bloomfield 


DCRS Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support

7 Whimple Street, Plymouth, PL1 2DH
Provides advice, support, education, IT facilities and a friendly communal space for asylum seekers in the region.
DCRS Centre: 01752 265952
Freephone Helpline: 0800 456 1210

British Red Cross Refugee Support Plymouth

Plymouth Public Dispensary, 18 Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD    
Tel: 01752 831617 / 07921 941107
The Red Cross run a Welcome project in Plymouth, introducing asylum seekers (dispersed to Plymouth by the Home Office to the area), putting them in touch with local services. They can sometimes provide financial support for destitute asylum seekers and refugees. They also provide a Family Reunion scheme – a tracing and messaging service for families separated by conflict or disaster, facilitating separated families to re-unite. They hold Monday lunch gatherings for asylum seekers and refugees, and other forms of longer-term support, such as a weekly women’s group.

Plymouth Hope

80-84 Union Street , Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3EZ
Operations & Strategic manager: Kiven Emmanuel
Office: 01752 289071 (Ext 5).
A Devon based charity which aims to promote social inclusion by supporting people who may otherwise have become socially excluded – providing opportunities for sport and activity, supporting education and raising awareness about different racial groups. It supports primarily but not exclusively children, young people, asylum seekers, refugees and other black and ethnic minority groups in Plymouth and around the South West. It runs a community football club made up of members from a variety of ethnic and social backgrounds and from a host of countries from across the world. Its Active Communities programmes are entering a new phase with an increased commitment to supporting learning for children, training for volunteers and advice and guidance for parents.

START Students and Refugees Together

237 Union St, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3HQ 
Tel. 07841 985252
Works in partnership with families, individuals and organisations to facilitate the transition of refugees from people in need to self-reliant contributors to their local communities. START recognises the skills and experiences that refugees bring to the city. As a learning organisation, START uniquely utilises the student placement as a resource which together with the strengths and skills of the community. (will run CULTURAL KITCHEN again soon…)

Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council (PDREC)

Harwell Centre, 28 – 42 Harwell Court, Western Approach, Plymouth PL1 1PY
PDREC is an independent and impartial registered charity working across Plymouth, Exeter and Devon to promote equality of opportunity and good relations, between persons of different racial groups. They work towards eliminating racial discrimination in Devon and to educate the wider population on issues around racism and prejudice.    Tel. 01752 224555

Plymouth NHS Asylum Seeker and Refugee Mental Health Team, Mount Gould Hospital

The Veranda, Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth  Tel.  01752 434753
In addition to initial assessment the team provides intervention to improve mental wellbeing and prevent deterioration, and assists clients in accessing other mental health specialists such as psychiatrists and psychotherapists. 95% of the work of the team is performed by interpreters, either via phone or face to face, depending on clients’ choice.


Open Hearts Open Borders Refugee Aid Contact:
– collects donations and sends a 40ft Aid Container to Syria every three months, and provides items to other camps across Europe including Greece, Calais, Dunkirk, and Paris.

DCRS Clothing store and emergency food support

Welcomes donations of clothing, bedding and baby items – made available to any asylum seekers in the region, free of charge. Call us to check on which days our clothing store is open and discuss any donation    01752 265952

Children’s Storehouse, Vineyard Church

Welcomes donations of good quality baby and children’s equipment, toys, books, clothing for all ages of children, cots / single beds, bed linen and towels.    Tel: 01752 651818


CAB Citizens Advice

Helps people to resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policy makers.  0344 826 9717

The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)

ILPA is a professional association the majority of whose members are barristers, solicitors and advocates practising in all aspects of immigration, asylum and nationality law.

Migrant Legal Project

Unit 33, HQ Building, 237 Union Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth, PL1 3HQ 01752 547134
Delivers publicly-funded and not-for-profit legal advice and representation throughout Wales, the west and southwest of England

Migrant Help

“Those seeking asylum in the UK can come to us to seek help with applying for accommodation and financial support, to report issues with asylum accommodation, and any other advice needed during their asylum journey. We also provide support during the post-decision period, whether the decision has been positive or negative.”
Free asylum helpline: 0808 8010 503
Head office: 01304 203977 Email:


Open Doors

Specialises in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages in a multicultural training environment      phone – 01752 258771


Plymouth Access to Housing (PATH)

28-42 Harwell Court, Plymouth, PL1 1PY
Email: 01752 255889
A charity supporting people vulnerable to homelessness in Devon, offering a range of accommodation-based services from work with rough sleepers through to support for maintaining tenancies. The Refugee Housing Support Service (RHSS) provides housing-related support to refugees, addressing resettlement, housing, accessing services, developing independence and integration options and opportunities