For a growing number of people from across the world, Bryson Intercultural is the welcoming face of Northern Ireland. We make a positive impact on the lives of black and minority people and their families by helping them adjust to and cope with their new lives in Northern Ireland.
Since May 2007, Bryson Intercultural’s Asylum Advice team has provided a reception service for newly arrived asylum seekers, and an independent advice and advocacy service.Our service is for newly arrived asylum seekers and for those supported by the National Asylum Support Service (NASS), as well as successful asylum applicants who require signposting to agencies which help in accessing mainstream services and accommodation.
Our advice work covers a range of specialist topics, including access to NASS support, understanding the asylum application process, liaison with the Home Office, applying for Section 4 support, administration advocacy, and referral to external support agencies. We also advise clients facing problems such as racial harassment, domestic violence, health concerns, destitution, and those who have experienced trafficking.
Bryson Intercultural is also a member of the Syrian refugee Vulnerable Persons Relocation Consortium and lead partner in the Syrian refugee Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) scheme. The principle aim of this scheme is to support Syrian refugees relocated in Northern Ireland, to ensure their well-being and dignity after arrival and assist their integration into society.