Barnsley Refugee Integration Service


PO Box 634 Barnsley S70 9GG

Who we are

Support for new refugees.


Receiving refugee status can provide certainty and safety, but the period of change between being an asylum seeker and a refugee brings its own challenges.

When a person's claim for asylum in the UK has been determined and they are granted leave to remain, their Home Office provided accommodation and their weekly allowance will cease 28 days after the date of the decision.

During this period there is an urgent need to source alternative accommodation and an alternative income.

Who we are

BRIS is a programme of individual support offered to new refugees age 16+, in Barnsley.  The support helps individuals to access services such as housing and benefits.  The service is run by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in partnership with Migration Yorkshire.

Who can access this service ?

People receiving a positive asylum decision within the past two years through: refugee status, humanitarian, protection, family reunion, discretionary leave of over 30 months or unaccompanied asylum-seeking children with leave to remain.

What kind of support is on offer?

We work with each individual to devise a six-month plan that's right for them.  Individuals will have access to:

  • A named support worker
  • Housing Advice
  • Benefits advice
  • Applying for a bank account
  • Opportunities to engage with the local community
  • Access to health, training, education, ESOL
  • A range of other tailored support

How to refer someone

Contact us to discuss a potential referral.



Opening Times

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Contact Details

Contact name: Barnsley Refugee Integration Service

Email address:

Phone number: 01226 787602

Mobile number:07775 033443 / 07995 389596


Address details:

PO Box 634 Barnsley S70 9GG

Other Details

Cost: FREE

Published: 09 August 2019