About

Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) is a grass-roots organisation directly managed by refugee communities in Manchester. For over 24 years, we have been providing practical support to those fleeing persecution, conflict, and various forms of injustice and abuse.

Our Aims

Our services are designed to help refugees and asylum seekers have the tools they need to resettle in the UK and flourish in their lives. We build our services with the following aims in mind.

Support

Support

To support refugees to access services and opportunities on an equal basis, in order to prevent all forms of poverty and allow individuals to fulfil their potential.

Educate

Educate

To educate refugees and asylum seekers on their rights and responsibilities as active citizens, and contribute to positive media representation of refugees.

Empower

Empower

To empower refugees to establish strong community organisations and provide platforms for them to represent the needs and aspirations of their communities.

What We Believe

At MRSN, we help asylum seekers and refugees get the basic support they need to live with dignity. We strive to help them build safe, happy and productive lives in the UK. We work for asylum seekers and refugees:

  • to meet their needs in Manchester.
  • by promoting their education and training.
  • by strengthening their influence and involvement in shaping decisions and processes that affect their lives in Manchester.
  • by positively influencing perceptions of them in Manchester.
  • by supporting and promoting their physical and mental health.
  • by helping them build strong and independent community organisations.
  • by nurturing community leaders from amongst them.
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