Gaining stable, adequately-remunerated, fulfilling employment is a significant contributor towards the successful resettlement of refugees.

Latest News

  • November 23, 2016 Welcome on board

    A day in the life of Breaking Barriers: meet the refugees and volunteers at our Advice Centre

  • November 16, 2016 Simi's Story

    Council funding enables us to help hundreds of London refugees – Simi’s Story

  • August 26, 2016 BRB_1557

    Mayer Brown Teams Up With Breaking Barriers

What we do

We offer a holistic service designed to make sure that refugees can find meaningful employment that is commensurate with their skills, experience and qualifications.

By doing so we help their successful settlement in, and integration with, local communities.

In 2013, the UK was home to 120,000 refugees and there are 20,000 new applications every year for refugee status.

Although these refugees have higher levels of education, skills and qualifications than the UK average, an eagerness to work and are mostly of working age, unemployment levels in refugee communities remain above 50%, compared to 6% for the national average.

This is due to a number of refugee-specific barriers that prevent them from finding employment.

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Simi's Story

Council funding enables us to help hundreds of London refugees – Simi’s Story

We’ve received funding from the European Social Fund and London Councils to help hundreds of refugees like Simi rebuild their lives through training and employment. In August this year, 18-year-old Simi was homeless – awaiting official refugee status from the Home Office – and struggling to find stability in London. “Housing is the biggest problem,”… read more