Drop in sessions now running again every Tuesday at St John's Church from 13:00 - 15:00, we look forward to welcoming you

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

We offer a group social space and activities, distribution of quality second hand goods and clothes, English tuition, wrap-around care and advocacy.

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 to do that we provide friendship as well as a range of 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 that you want 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

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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People handing over cheque

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Our charity survives on donations and volunteer support. We’re feeling the love after a number of donations to help us keep supporting asylum seekers and refugees in Burnley. 

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Changes to our team

Saying goodbye and thank you to our acting project manager Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to Susan Bains. Susan has been a trustee

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