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The Fuse Action Plan is here!

   With the launch of our Fuse business network, there has never been an easier or more important time to take action and unlock the potential of refugees. Fuse exists to unite businesses in common goals to improve the...

Refugee Week 2021 – Awais’ story

This Refugee Week, we’re sharing the story of Awais, a Tax Assistant at Grant Thornton and a Breaking Barriers client. Awais shares his journey into employment and showcases the difference a business can make when they take action to...

Now is the time for more inclusive and responsible business

Businesses often ask me what they can do to help refugees. While many businesses, like our corporate partners do a tremendous amount to support refugees, sometimes I hear questions such as; “we want to do something, our staff want...

Together With Refugees

‘How we treat refugees is about who we are. At our best, we are welcoming and kind to those facing difficult times. If any one of us feared for our lives or for our loved ones, we’d want to know that...

The Queen’s Award

Since our inception in 2015, we have been working tirelessly to create education, training, and employment opportunities for people of refugee background. After nearly 6 years of over 1200 clients, and over 20 partnerships and many hours of workshops...

2019 – 2020 Annual Report

The outbreak of Covid-19 has meant this year’s 2019-2020 annual report has a huge focus on the pandemic and what we have done during this difficult time to ensure we continue to support people of refugee background. The highlights include:...

The Impact of Covid-19: One Year Later

  When the first lockdown happened, many of us thought it would be a momentary pause to life as we know it, but as we approach the anniversary of the first lockdown, it is clear that the pandemic has...

Let’s choose to Challenge!

On this International Women’s Day (March 8th, 2021), we want to celebrate the contributions made by refugee women and women of refugee background by highlighting and sharing their experiences and thanking our supporters who make it possible. This year’s...

Our work placement programme: a line manager’s experience

U+I Plc are a property developer and investor who focus on regenerating overlooked and underfunded urban spaces. They have been a Breaking Barriers partner since 2019 and have been extremely supportive and collaborative in our mission to help integrate people of a...

Murat & Sarah’s story: Western Union supporting refugees into employment

Western Union Business Solutions and Breaking Barriers have been in partnership since 2018. Western Union has hosted multiple skill-building workshops for Breaking Barriers clients in topics such as interview skills, confidence in presenting yourself and a LinkedIn masterclass. Western...

How we have found providing remote support to our clients

Over the summer, we completed our first Quarter of supporting clients remotely, having conducted a Needs Assessment to understand what our clients needed during these difficult times. Moving online was a big shift for Breaking Barriers, as previously our...

Impact Report

We are delighted to announce the publication of our very first Impact Report. Our aim for this report is to highlight the scale and impact of our programmes in our mission to help people of a refugee background integrate...

Our partner Grant Thornton UK LLP named Responsible Business Champion 2020

We are delighted to announce that our partners Grant Thornton UK LLP have been recognised as a 2020 Responsible Business Champion by Business in the Community for its efforts to support refugees into meaningful employment.   The award recognises Grant Thornton UK...

Breaking Barriers are delighted to announce the appointment of three new Trustees to the Board.

Sue Corbett – Chair of Trustees – on their appointment: “We are delighted to welcome three new trustees to Breaking Barriers.  Hani Kablawi is Chairman of International at BNY Mellon, Julia Onslow-Cole is Partner at Fragomen LLP and Prudence...

Having made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our delivery in April, we are happy to announce that we re-opened in June to provide remote support to clients.

By suspending delivery we were able to focus on adapting our services to a remote model and understanding how to best meet the emerging needs of people from a refugee background during and after this crisis. A key part...