Useful Links



Beyond Borders Totnes & District  BBT&D

BBT&D provides a point of co-ordination & information about local initiatives enabling communication between local people wanting to contribute to or create support for asylum seekers and refugees in the south of Devon – and internationally.

Totnes Citizens UK 

organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good; develops leadership capacity of its members so people can hold politicians and other decision-makers to account on the refugee crisis.
Facebook or Twitter Totnes Citizens UK @Totnescitzsuk

Integr8 UK

Based in Totnes, Devon Integr8 UK is a non-profit community development project that empowers refugees and asylum seekers and helps them integrate into their host communities and start a positive life and work experience. Saif Ali


The Dartington Hall Trust Asylum and Refugee Project
Steve Bradford  Contact:   01803 847214


Ashburton Refugees Support Network 

through collaboration, discussion and practical action lobbies, raises awareness of the challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers and engages with refugees and asylum seekers, both in the UK and overseas, to offer friendship and support.


South Brent Refugee Support Network 

Welcomes refugees in the area by offering support in various ways including fundraising, support for existing projects, connecting with other groups and sharing information.
If living near South Brent, more information available from:  Lindsey on 07970 208204 or Ginny on 07934 424212


Newton Crisis Aid 

Based in Newton Abbott – fundraising to provide funds to groups supporting refugees and others in need. Hold a weekly clothing collection at Newton Abbot Racecourse  (Thurs 2-4pm) Contact via
Or email 


Refugee Support Devon RSD

Based in Exeter, RSD  is a well-established, non-profit organization that supports asylum seekers and refugees in the Devon area, providing information, advice, support services, advocacy, English classes, leisure and sporting activities, women’s outreach project-& more personal assistance       Tel: 01392 682185


DCRS Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support

Provides advice, support, education, IT facilities and a friendly communal space for  asylum seekers in the region.
Donation distribution   01752 265 952
Activities & Well-Being Co-ordinator    Suvi

British Red Cross Refugee Support 

The Red Cross run a welcome project in Plymouth, introducing asylum seekers to the area, putting them in touch with local services.  They can sometimes provide financial support for destitute asylum seekers and refugees.  The Red Cross also provides a tracing and messaging service for families separated by conflict or disaster.
18 Catherine Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AD      01752 766987 / 07921 941107

START Students and Refugees Together

Works in partnership with families, individuals and organisations to facilitate the transition of refugees from people in need to self reliant contributors to their local communities. (Cultural Kitchen Every other Friday, 4.00pm-8.30pm)
Hana Sklenkova
Issac Kelly


PDREC Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council

PDREC is an independent and impartial registered charity working across Plymouth, Exeter and Devon to promote equality of opportunity and towards eliminating racial discrimination.  They have offices in Plymouth and Exeter. /   01752 224555



Give Back       

Set up and run by asylum seekers, the Give Back project offers help to charities and events around Plymouth. It has a large, well-organised team of volunteers who can take on a huge variety of projects in/ for local communities. Waleed Abdalluh


Plymouth NHS Asylum Seeker and Refugee Mental Health Team

In addition to initial assessment the team provides intervention to improve mental well being and prevent deterioration, and assists clients in accessing other mental health specialists such as psychiatrists and psychotherapists. 95% of the work of the team is performed by interpreters, either via phone or face to face, depending on clients’ choice.
Address: The Veranda, Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth  Tel  (01752) 434753

PDREC Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council

PDREC also runs gender-specicif peer support groups to help BAME people (including refugees and asylum seekers) navigate mental health challenges . /   Please contact Vanessa Crosse on 01752 224555


Plymouth Hope

Acommunity football club made up of members from a variety of ethnic and social backgrounds and from a host of countries from across the world.
David Feindouno:

Plymouth Centre for Faith and Cultural Diversity

Tel:  01752 254438  or 01752 223026        Email 

Piety Mosque

All Nations Ministries

Plymouth Kurdish Community:

Connecting Communities, Development, Unity in Diversity & Integration   Tel: 01752 651711

Sikh Community Devon & Cornwall

Devon and Cornwall Food Association

DCFA ensures that usable, in-date food does not go to landfill but is distributed to those most in need (via issue to charitable organisations), thus reducing carbon dioxide emissions and ensuring that those in need within communities can access healthy food and improve their lifestyles.
Exeter:   07880814064
Plymouth:  07970909912

The Cultural Kitchen

Run by START, The Cultural Kitchen is a safe meeting place for refugees and asylum seekers to come together, socialise, make new friends, play games and enjoy a Halal meal. It runs every other Friday, 4.00pm-8.30pm. Between 60 and 80 people attend each session. Free art and craft activities are available and enjoyed by children and adults alike. Read more about the Cultural Kitchen here or email Hana Sklenkova

Calstock Refugee Outreach Group

A community-lead initiative that organised regular social events at Calstock. You can visit their pager here.


CAB Citizens Advice

Helps people to resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policy makers.  0344 826 9717   0344 826 9717

Law Clinic – Plymouth University

Rosie Brennan    Sarah Guy
Sarah Short      Mike Burgess   Lucinda Bain

The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)

ILPA is a professional association the majority of whose members are barristers, solicitors and advocates practising in all aspects of immigration, asylum and nationality law.

Migrant Legal Project

Delivers publicly-funded and not-for-profit legal advice and representation throughout Wales, the west and southwest of England    01752 547 134

Bhatia Best  

These Legal Aid solicitors based in Nottingham assist Red Cross clients with urgent housing, wellbeing and immigration matters. The firm have a dedicated department experienced in conducting court proceedings in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.


Open Hearts Open Borders Refugee Aid – collects donations and send a 40ft Aid Container to Syria every three months, and provide items to other camps across Europe including Greece, Calais, Dunkirk, and Paris.
Farady Feanside

DCRS Clothing store and emergency food support

Welcomes donations of clothing, bedding and baby items – made available to any asylum seekers in the region, free of charge. Call us to check on which days our clothing store is open and discuss any donation    01752 265 952

Children’s Storehouse, Vineyard Church

Welcomes donations of good quality baby and children’s equipment, toys, books, clothing for all ages of children, cots / single beds, bed linen and towels.    Tel: 01752 651818


Open Doors International Language School

Specialises in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages in a multicultural training environment    phone – +44 (0) 1752 258771

 About Time

Offers free lunches for asylum seekers & refugees, language classes especially for refugees or asylum seekers in the UK less than 6 months or on waiting list for other provision in Plymouth
01752 567420   Marlene Schuster

Gateway Languages

Tony Ferret

On Course South West

On Course South West delivers accredited and non-accredited learning opportunities to adults across a wide range of subjects, which include vocational, life skills and personal development. For more information, please visit their website or contact Tristan Parkinson on


DCRS Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support – For Asylum Seekers Only

Provides advice, support, education, IT facilities and a friendly communal space for  asylum seekers in the region.
Donation distribution   01752 265 952
Activities & Well-Being Co-ordinator    Suvi

Plymouth Access to Housing (PATH) – For Refugees only

PATH – a charity supporting people vulnerable to homelessness in Devon, offering a range of accommodation-based services from work with rough sleepers through to support for maintaining tenancies. The Refugee Housing Support Service (RHSS) provides housing-related support to refugees, addressing resettlement, housing, accessing services, developing independence and integration options and opportunities.  01752 255889

 Plymouth Community Homes – For Refugees Only 

Hayley Kemp