Refugee Resettlement Service

Using Home Office funding, B&NES Council commission Julian House to resettle people with ‘refugee’ status through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS). The scheme exists to enable the resettlement of those who have been identified by the United Nations as being the most vulnerable people fleeing persecution, violence, and life-threatening challenges in their countries of origin. We work mostly with families, many of whom have significant medical conditions and/or who have survived torture. The project supports and empowers families to rebuild their lives, move forwards from trauma, and live happily and independently in the UK. We work closely in partnership with local charity Bath Welcomes Refugees amongst other local, regional and national organisation.

What can you expect?

  • A warm welcome to the UK including airport pick-up, fully furnished accommodation, cultural orientation and welcome pack in native language
  • A family support worker and individual strength-based support plans as well as access to weekly information/advice drop-in service with interpreters
  • Integration support including help with setting up bank accounts, benefit applications, utilities, tenancy management, English language classes, school places, GP/dentist/optician registration, referrals to specialist agencies, employment,  volunteering and training, advocacy and meaningful occupation activities

The support we offer reduces over time as families live independent, happy and fulfilled lives in the UK, free from persecution.

Access Information

Route in: Clients are referred to us solely through our commissioners at B&NES Council 

Call: 07377 809983 

Email:  refugee–resettlement@julianhouse.org.uk