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OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

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.

CHARITABLE OBJECTS

1. The relief of refugees and their dependents who are in condition of need, hardship or distress

2. The advancement of education and training of refugees and their dependents in need thereof so as to assist in their integration with the new community.

WHO WE ARE

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 and a Kingston Quality Award in volunteer management.

WHAT WE DO 

In addition to the above RAK has been commissioned by RBK to support the refugee families who come to the borough under the RBK Vulnerable Person’s Relocation Scheme (VPRS). Working closely with RBK, RAK coordinates every stage of the integration process from initial housing set up to introductions to services e.g. GP, dentist, school, job centre and RAK’s own provision including English lessons and counselling.