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We support refugees over the age of 18 years old to find meaningful employment in Birmingham, Glasgow, Greater Manchester, Liverpool and London. Our support includes tailored one-to-one employment advice and guidance, education and training. Find out more about the support we can offer. 

Who we support

Age

Individuals aged 18 and older.

Locations

Birmingham, Glasgow, Greater Manchester, Liverpool, and London.

Immigration Status

We support those with the following statuses from the UK or another EU country:

  • Refugee status
  • Discretionary leave to remain
  • Humanitarian protection
  • Residency in the UK or another EU country (previously met criteria)
  • In the UK on a family reunion visa with a person meeting the criteria
  • Asylum seekers with the right to work
  • Survivors of human trafficking with the right to work
  • Individuals from Hong Kong with British National (Overseas) visas

Language Level

To ensure that we can provide the best support, we require people to have at least a basic level of English (ESOL Entry 1) before being referred to our services. If you’re currently at a pre-beginner or pre-ESOL Entry 1 level, don’t worry! Work on your English skills, and come back to us when you’re ready.

Waiting Times

London, Liverpool, Greater Manchester

Due to high demand, we are sorry that our London, Liverpool and Greater Manchester waiting lists are closed. Our team are doing everything they can, and we hope to be open for referrals again in coming months.

Birmingham, Glasgow

Referrals for employment support are accepted. Once the form is submitted, individuals will be placed on a waiting list, and we will contact them to schedule the first appointment as soon as possible.

Referral form

Please don’t fill the form if you, or the person you are referring, are currently receiving support or have previously received support from Breaking Barriers. Simply get in contact with your employment advisor or email [email protected].

For referral enquiries, please call 020 4541 0155 or email [email protected]

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At Breaking Barriers, we are only able to support those who are over the age of 18. Unfortunately, if you are under 18 years old, you are not eligible for our services. Please see more about our eligibility criteria here: https://breaking-barriers.co.uk/refugee-support/apply-for-support/




We operate in the locations available in the drop down menu. If you live outside of these cities, unfortunately we cannot currently support you.
We are accepting referrals for Employment support. Once you’ve submitted this form, you will be placed on a waiting list. We will contact you to schedule the first appointment as soon as possible.
Due to high demand, we are sorry that our London waiting list is closed. Our team are doing everything they can, and we hope to be open for referrals again in July 2024.
Due to high demand, we are sorry that our Liverpool waiting list is closed. Our team are doing everything they can, and we hope to be open for referrals again in the coming months. 
Due to high demand, we are sorry that our Manchester waiting list is closed. Our team are doing everything they can, and we hope to be open for referrals again in July 2024.


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If you do not have the right to work in the UK, unfortunately you are not eligible for our services. We require you to provide us with evidence of your immigration status and right to work. Please see more about our eligibility criteria here: https://breaking-barriers.co.uk/refugee-support/apply-for-support/


Unemployed = not working; Economically inactive = not required to seek work by DWP; Employed = working

Note: English for work (Employability English) is our language support, designed to help you develop English language skills that will increase your confidence for working in the UK.
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To ensure we can provide the best support, we require people to have at least a basic level of English (ESOL Entry 1) before being referred to our services. If you are currently at a pre-beginner or pre-ESOL Entry 1 level, please work on your English skills, and when you are ready, come back to us and make a referral for assistance with your employment goals.
Due to high demand, we are sorry that our London waiting list is closed. Our team are doing everything they can, and we hope to be open for referrals again in July 2024.
Due to high demand, we are sorry that our Liverpool waiting list is closed. Our team are doing everything they can, and we hope to be open for referrals again in the coming months. 
Due to high demand, we are sorry that our Manchester waiting list is closed. Our team are doing everything they can, and we hope to be open for referrals again in July 2024.

Different ways we can support you

Different ways we can support you

Employment

We offer one-to-one, personalised, employment support. We believe it’s not just about getting a job, it’s about finding meaning and purpose in the work that you do. That's why we are here wherever you are in your employment journey.

Different ways we can support you

Education

Our education programme provides you with the skills that you need to succeed in your career, or to access further study in the UK, including English classes and IT and digital skills.

Different ways we can support you

Skills building

We work with businesses from a wide range of industries. Many of our partners offer workshops, mentoring and work experience opportunities so that you can build your employability skills.