The Cause

Refugees flee from war, persecution and violence. Despite high unemployment rates, they want to rebuild their lives and contribute to the country that has given them refuge.

The Humanitarian Crisis

The UK is home to over 121,000 refugees approximately and there are over 40,000 pending asylum cases, with over 20,000 new applications every year.

The Refugee Employment Crisis

The unemployment rate for refugees is approximately 70% compared to a nation-wide unemployment rate of 4%.

Our Clients

Refugee Support

Meet Our Clients

I was part of the Mayer Brown workshops and the experience this gave me is credit to where I am today. It gave me an insight into how an organisation works, what they are looking for in applicants and how to stand out. This experience really gave me confidence and was very unique. I haven’t come across another organisation that offers that service to refugees.



I cannot describe how getting my first paid job in London changed me. I felt like I am a new person, Breaking Barriers helped me to regain my confidence and showed me that I am capable of success in London and restored the trust in people and charities’ work.



Other organisations had seminars and meetings which I did not find very useful. In a critical situation for people who come to this country, we just want to find a job. With the help of Breaking Barriers I am progressing professionally so I can strive for an even better job. Your organisation is to the point, and it is really great.