Who we are
Why does Britain make it so hard for refugees to contribute their skills? Right now, the ambitions and talents of thousands of people across the country are going to waste.
Breaking Barriers is a specialist charity that offers refugees, like Gulsom, support to rebuild their lives. By joining us with a monthly gift, you’ll be part of a vital, ambitious, but practical, mission: To ensure every refugee can access meaningful employment.
Why we exist
Refugees flee from war, persecution, and violence. With yet more hardship waiting in the UK. A new country. Frequently a new language. An unfamiliar work culture. Four times more likely to be unemployed.
Often, refugees face these challenges alone. That’s wrong, and it’s why Breaking Barriers exists. In just eight years, we’ve grown from a spark of an idea to a team working in five cities, supporting over 1,100 refugees a year.
But one thing is missing. You.
- £25 a month – Could help fund language classes for talented, skilled refugees who’ve never spoken English before
- £50 a month – Could help fund a Breaking Barriers advisor, to give refugees one-to-one support throughout their journey towards meaningful employment
- £100 a month – Could help support refugees into paid placements with our corporate partners that break down the practical and cultural barriers to work
If you believe everyone deserves a fair chance, join Breaking Barriers today. You can be part of the solution, and help more refugees fulfil their potential.
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