Welcoming and enabling refugees in Kingston to become valued members of our community.


Supporting, advising and empowering refugees and asylum seekers towards building fulfilled and independent lives through skills development, advice, counselling, and assistance in access to services and employment.


RAK is the authoritative provider of refugee related services in the Borough, valued and respected locally and a key strategic partner to RBK. We are the first port of call for statutory services seeking guidance on issues regarding Refugees and Asylum seekers

RAK is registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (“OISC”), holds an Advice Quality Standard (“AQS”) accreditation, renewable every two years and Kingston Quality Award in managing volunteers

We employ 13 well qualified and experienced staff (most of whom are part-time) with expertise in immigration, advocacy, English for Speakers of other Languages (“ESOL”), Information Advice and Guidance, trauma therapy and Early Years. Our work is also supported by a team of skilled and valued volunteers

Find out more about about our Staff team.

Find out more about our Trustees.

Watch our Annual Review 2016-17 slideshow which demonstrates the impact of our projects

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