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Setting and working towards my goals – Andrew’s Story

Our client Andrew shares about how valuable he found setting goals for the future when he was in a situation that meant he was not able to work.   “When I joined Breaking Barriers in Hammersmith the first thing I...

#TwoPointSixChallenge for Breaking Barriers

We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved in supporting and raising money for Breaking Barriers through the 2.6 Challenge, to ensure we can continue to be there for our clients who need our...

An update about Breaking Barriers from our CEO Matt.

I would like to start by saying that I hope you are all well and healthy during these challenging times. Since I last updated you on Breaking Barriers’ response to the Coronavirus, a huge amount has changed for us...

Hammersmith Delivery Centre – Supporting more refugees in London

We are celebrating at a distance as it has been just over one year since we opened the doors to our Hammersmith Delivery Centre to support more refugees in London.  When we opened our doors in March 2019, we knew we could reach...

We are recruiting a Head of Programmes to join us for 12 months as a maternity cover.

We are recruiting a Head of Programmes to join us for 12 months as a maternity cover. This is a challenging, varied and highly rewarding role leading the Programmes team to provide outstanding support for our clients and grow...

A message from Breaking Barriers CEO, Matthew Powell

Our clients, staff and volunteers often describe Breaking Barriers as a family – we provide much more than employment support to each other and during times of crisis this is even more important than ever. As a team, we...

#EachforEqual IWD2020 | What do I expect? by Marsha Glenn

Equality: What do I expect? Piece written by Marsha Glenn | Illustration by Sham Kyriakakis I remember that my mother used to collect a handful of rice from our every family meal. She had a separate tinned jar hiding...

Celebrating International Women’s Day: a spotlight on our volunteer Education teacher

Our partner, the Western Union Foundation is dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people, like refugees. Through their Opportunity Beyond Borders funding initiative, they are focusing on empowering individuals who have been forcibly displaced with the training and education needed to succeed in today’s technology-driven global economy. They see the...

We are raising money to open a Delivery Centre in North London

We are raising money to open a Delivery Centre in North London, to enable more refugees to access our employment advice and guidance.   We are Breaking Barriers, and our vision is for all refugees to acquire the knowledge,...

World Book Day 2020

  World Book Day 2020 Today is World Book Day and to mark the occasion the team at Breaking Barriers have created a reading list that you won’t be able to put down. As a team, we have recommended...

BB Academy | Andrew’s Story

Andrew kindly took a moment to pen down his experience at Ipsos MORI and how the BB Academy programme has supported him in building a career and feeling confident in achieving his goals. My name is Andrew, I am...

2018 – 2019 Annual Report

We are delighted to share with you our 2018 -2019 annual report which gives you an insight into the support we provide, the impact our work is having, and our plans for the future. 👤 During 2018-2019 we supported...

We are looking for a Senior Employment and Integration Adviser to join our team!

Job Title: Senior Employment and Integration Adviser (Futures Programme) Location: Central London, Greater London Salary: £25,000 per year Contract: Permanent Closing Date: 23rd February 2020 – 11.30 pm Please apply via Charity Jobs The Charity Founded in 2015, Breaking Barriers is a...

Catalyst: New Project Announcement!

CATALYST – New Project Announcement! We are very excited to announce the launch of Project Catalyst, a new initiative for Breaking Barriers, funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Through the Catalyst project, we will provide employment support to 600 refugees in London over...

1000 Clients – 1000 Perspectives

At the beginning of this month, we hit an incredible milestone at Breaking Barriers. On the 4th of Feb, we welcomed and enrolled our 1000th client at the BB head office. From our first ever client back in 2015,...