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.
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.
Here’s what our Chair of the Board of Trustees had to say about our recent award.