Who we are
Many refugees, like Susan, have experienced the unimaginable. They’ve lost their families, their homes, their livelihoods. When you’ve faced all this, how do you start to heal?
Breaking Barriers is a specialist charity that offers refugees, like Susan, support to rebuild their lives. By joining us with a monthly gift, you’ll be part of a bold, ambitious, vital 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
Susan now has a secure job she loves. She can pay her rent and bills. She has independence. And she says, every day, work puts a smile on her face.
When you’ve lost everything, work heals. Join Breaking Barriers today, and help more refugees like Susan rebuild their lives.
Photos are for representation purposes, and names have been changed, to protect individual privacy