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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 lives of refugees through meaningful and sustainable employment. At Breaking Barriers, we believe collaboration with businesses is vital to addressing the multitude of barriers people from a refugee background face...
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 support refugees into meaningful work. It all started with getting support from the Refugee Council based in London where I was involved in a CV and presentation skills workshop. My...
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 us to do something, but we don’t know how to help.” Let’s be upfront about something. There is no national strategy or policy in place to support refugees to get...
Exhibitions & Events
Extraordinary stories of refugees told through everyday objects which reflect their experiences.
A New Beginning aims to break with a heavily defined representation of refugees and displacement through creative and collaborative images.
We wanted to let young refugees tell their stories in their own words, so we commission and curated an exhibition to record the journeys of a series of refugees and asylum seekers who arrived in the UK as minors and are now coming of age.
An exhibition of portraits by Caroline Irby made of refugees who are settling in the UK: the portraits are accompanied by an interview from Veronique Mistiaen who captures the moment every refugee first felt free or safe.