Supporting refugees and asylum seekers to rebuild their lives.
Refugee Action Kingston is a local and independent registered charity, providing advice and support for refugees, asylum seekers and their families, living, working or studying in the Royal Borough of Kingston and surrounding areas in South West London.
Why the community needs us
RAK is the only organisation dedicated to supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Kingston and surrounding boroughs. Having fled persecution, these individuals and families can face multiple and complex problems, such as social isolation, health issues, financial difficulties and reduced life opportunities. RAK offers advice and advocacy on a wide range of issues, as well as offering the development opportunities required to move lives forward positively. All of our services are free.
Our impact on the community
RAK supports 1,800 refugees and asylum seekers and their families. Last year we: *resolved 1749 issues for clients, mostly focused on immigration, welfare benefits, housing, access to healthcare and education *helped 124 people who attended our Learning Centre improve their English and gain new skills *supported 44 people to improve their employability skills and helped 48 people improve their mental health through our Crisis Intervention Project
RAK is always looking for volunteers!Please see our website for information:http://www.refugeeactionkingston.org.uk/volunteering/