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Our Story


Who Are We?

Refugee Futures is a charity which wants to hear refugees and people seeking asylum tell us that you feel welcome and included in Stockton – on – Tees.

What We Do

We create opportunities to enable you to:

  • Feel welcome and able to find your way around Stockton and to find the services you need and the activities and facilities that are available for you to enjoy
  • Be busy and useful while you are seeking asylum, by helping in Refugee Futures and other local organisations.
  • Be more confident and ready for work by developing your skills through training and work placements so you can be better prepared for working in the UK once you get leave to remain.
  • Be connected and included by having opportunities to meet other local people and be part of sharing accurate information about the asylum system, and positive stories about what refugees bring to Stockton.

Who Can Help

Refugee Futures was set up in 2021 so we are quite a new charity. We would like people who have experience of the asylum system to engage with the organisation and to influence:

  • Our development
  • What we do
  • The way we run the charity

You can engage with Refugee Futures through:

  • Volunteering* with us and becoming part of the Refugee Futures’ team [link].
  • Participating in the advisory group which is currently being developed
  • Exploring what being a trustee [link] means
We hope you will want to stay in Stockton when you get leave to remain and that you feel a sense of belonging and fulfilment by living, working and being involved in the local area.