Welcoming   refugees

Supporting them to thrive in their new home


We are a Christian charity that exists to help refugees settle and rebuild their lives in the UK. We want to see strangers become neighbours.

  • We encourage and mobilise the local community to welcome and support those fleeing war and persecution to rebuild their lives in the UK
  • We aim to make sure that when someone arrives here in the UK they feel welcomed, they are able to settle and learn about their new home and culture, and get the right help at the right time - so they begin to feel like neighbours, not strangers, to those around them
  • We work with people regardless of race, disability, sex, age, religious belief or sexual orientation. We have a vision to see community built between people of different cultures, backgrounds and experiences, with everyone able to grow and make a contribution.

Our work involves three key areas - click on the buttons below to find out more:


Imagine having to flee from your homeland and arriving in a new country where you knew no one and didn't speak the local language...

Upbeat Communities have developed a simple but effective way in which local people can respond with love to refugees arriving in this country. Our Welcome Boxes project trains local volunteers to deliver a welcome box to newly arrived refugees, as means to build friendships and offer support.

Are you interested in finding out more? Click on the button


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