New Neighbours Together is a community-based charity providing welcome and support to asylum seekers and refugees in Burnley and the surrounding area

We offer advice and support, group social and sporting activities, distribution of quality second-hand household goods and clothes, personal development programmes and English tuition.

Welcome to Burnley!

Burnley is a welcoming place and our charity is a good example of that. People who are claiming or have been granted asylum have been through a lot before they arrive in our town, often with very little to their name. Starting a new life in a strange country can be bewildering and complicated. We want to ensure our new neighbours settle in, feel valued, able to be themselves and lead happy and productive lives. To do that we provide friendship, advice and a wide range of support services. 

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New Neighbours Together, a grassroots charity in Burnley providing care and support to asylum seekers and refugees, was awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2022. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK, equivalent to an MBE, and New Neighbours Together was the first charity supporting asylum seekers and refugees to receive this award in Lancashire.

About us

New Neighbours Together started working with asylum seekers and refugees in Burnley in 2017. We provide practical support and advice, as well as a space for sharing food, culture, language and friendship - providing a warm welcome to everyone who comes to us for help. We respect and value people of all backgrounds and faiths and are working to promote diversity within our community.

Get involved

Have you got some spare time? Are you interested in people from other cultures? Have you got good quality clothing and household items to donate? There are so many ways that you can help the asylum seekers and refugees in Burnley and we're always looking for new volunteers to help us out. Please get in touch if you have some time to spare and the skills we are looking for - we'd love to welcome you on board.

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