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International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! We are proud to work with such inspirational refugee women to support them to achieve their employment goals. “I cannot describe how getting my first paid job in London changed me. I feel like I...

Seeing Everyday as an Opportunity

Monthly Motivation | Anthony Mofunanya This month we asked our client Anthony “what advice have you found really helpful when searching, applying and interviewing for jobs?”. Our guest writer shares advice on how to prepare for an interview and for...

Volunteer with Breaking Barriers at our new Hammersmith Centre

Do you want to help inspire someone’s life? Whilst inspiring your own? Breaking Barriers are opening a new centre in Hammersmith, so that we can support more refugees to find employment. We are looking for Advice & Guidance Volunteers...

Are you a talented fundraiser looking for an exciting new challenge?

We are looking for a senior fundraiser to join our team to help us deliver our new three-year strategy to further expand our services and help the many refugees who need our support. We consider philanthropy as a key...

Interested in working with us?

APPLY NOW Join our team and make a real difference to the lives of refugees in London The Role Opportunities to join our team as an Employment and Integration Adviser (Amharic, Dari, Farsi, Kurdish, Pashto, Tigrinya or Somali speaking)...

shado magazine launch

We were recently featured in the inaugural issue of shado, an important new magazine amplifying the voices of those at the frontline of social and cultural change. We went along to the launch party which was a fantastic night filled...

Breaking Barriers | Annual Report 2017 – 2018

Read Full Annual Report Here   We are delighted to share with you our annual report which is a snapshot of our year and the impact our work has had on refugees living in London. The past year has...

A new guide for companies interested in refugee hiring in the UK | Breaking Barriers x Tent

Hiring refugees is an impactful way for companies to drive their business forward while addressing one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Our new hiring guide with TENT is an important resource for British businesses looking for...

Six Brands To Watch In 2019

Courier Magazine tasked six entrepreneurs, investors and creatives to pick an under-the-radar brand that’s about to get big in the year ahead…. Cassandra Stavrou chose Breaking Barriers “As we head into the new year, keep an eye out for Breaking Barriers....

BB Exhibit | The Power of Relationships – Words by Samira Shackle

We live in a political climate that is hostile to immigration across the board. In this context, complicated and messy human lives are all too often reduced to a series of crude categories: refugee, economic migrant, deserving, undeserving. These...

‘A New Beginning’ Private View

Wednesday 3rd October marked the launch of our annual exhibition ‘A New Beginning’ which highlights the dreams and challenges faced by refugees in the UK and a celebration of friendship. Co-curated by Rebecca McClelland and Breaking Barriers, the exhibition...

Employment Academy takes home Inclusive Employment Award

It was a huge honour to be have been awarded the Inclusive Employment Award at the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards for our collaboration with international law firm Mayer Brown. Our Employment Academy works with employers to provide refugees with...

Full Circle: From Client to Volunteer

We are so happy to capture a moment with one of our young clients who is about to start a new Journey as a customer sales assistant at a bank in Central London while starting a degree in Mathematics...

Refugee Week 2018: #6 Play with 20

To celebrate 20 years of Refugee Week, the #simpleacts campaigns is about getting everyone involved to show their support and solidarity through creative challenges. For number 6, you have the number twenty and that is it. So we decided...

Refugee Week 2018: #3 Share a refugee story

We kicked off Refugee Week this morning with a welcome video for those coming to the UK. This year is extra special as it marks 20 years of Refugee Week. #simpleacts is the campaign we’re getting involved with to...