*** New drop-in support & advice sessions starting at Padiham Town Hall every Wednesday, 12:30 - 14:30, from 4 May ***

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 activities, distribution of quality second hand household goods and clothes 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 and lead happy and productive lives. To do that we provide friendship, advice and a wide range of support services. 

About us

New Neighbours Together started working with asylum seekers and refugees in Burnley in 2016. We provide practical support and advice, as well as a space for sharing food, culture, language and friendship. There is so much we can learn from each other, enriching Burnley with our mutual respect and understanding.

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.

Latest news

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Easter family fun

With schools on holiday for Easter it was time for another fun packed event for the New Neighbours Together families – chocolate galore, crafting and planting.

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Love is in the air

Valentine’s day was the perfect excuse to show our clients and volunteers a bit of love at an extra special drop-in session for all the family.

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New year, new start

After a short break for Christmas, and a period of restricted services due to Covid, we are back up and running with a bang. We are delighted to welcome our families and volunteers back to our weekly drop-in sessions.

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Spreading a little Christmas cheer

We might not have been able to hold our Christmas party, but it was a delight to see so many smiling faces as we handed out presents donated by Blacko Primary School this weekend.

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We’re open again!

On Tuesday 23 November we reopened our drop-in session doors. After over 18 months of reduced services it was fantastic to welcome over 60 people, old and new, back to St John’s church hall.

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