United Kingdom


JRS UK advocates for people who are destitute as a consequence of policies and those detained for the administration of immigration procedures. Both practical and emotional support is offered to all the people we serve. Through our Day Centre, JRS welcomes people with conversation and a meal and provide them with basic necessities. A specific focus on legal support helps people to sort out the difficult circumstances people find themselves in and gives prospect for the future. A big part of our work is in pastoral accompaniment through spiritual support and prayer groups. JRS UK’s recent reports Out in the Cold  and For our welfare and not for our harm make clear the issues faced by the people we meet everyday and highlight their voices and experiences to demonstrate the need for policy change.


See our work

Naomi, project coordinator, talks over lunch with one of the At Home guests at the JRS centre (Photo: Ingrid Guyon/JRS UK).
Jo and Henry have developed a strong friendship through the JRS UK ‘At Home’ hosting scheme; here they enjoy a joke together (Photo: JRS UK).
During the Covid-19 pandemic, JRS UK adapted its services to respond to the needs of refugees during the global pandemic. Staff and volunteers took the Day Centre drop-in on the road, delivering essential items, and providing support to refugees in need (Photo: JRS UK).
Every Thursday JRS UK run a day centre where we welcome destitute refugees into a warm and friendly environment. Volunteers cook delicious nutritious food for around 100 refugees and asylum seekers (Photo: JRS UK).


JRS United Kingdom Country Director

Sarah Teather


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