Welcome on board

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

Our fourth weekly advice centre at the John Morris House Community Centre saw us help with university and job applications, interview preparation and IT skills in Clapham with the help of our team of specialist volunteers. Alzalden*, a young refugee from Syria, worked on his personal statement and UCAS application for Computer Engineering at university,… read more

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

Mayer Brown Teams Up With Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers is proud to team up with Mayer Brown an international law firm for City Giving Day, they are going to be one of our leading partners for our upcoming Employment Academy.

#RefugeesofLondon

Breaking Barriers is excited to announce the launch of a new project, ‪#‎RefugeesofLondon‬! The working life in London through the eyes of refugees is a story seldom heard. Our new social media campaign aims to explore the diverse and captivating stories of refugees as they work, volunteer and explore London. #RefugeesofLondon will showcase how several refugees are giving back… read more

Share Milad’s Story

Help Us Share Milad’s Story! Breaking Barriers has launched a campaign to raise funds to employ a Syrian refugee, Milad, as part of an initiative geared towards reducing the stigmatisation refugees face as one of the many obstacles in the resettlement process. In 2012, Milad completed education to qualify as a dentist in Syria. However, facing… read more

Breaking Barriers launches its brand new website!

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