Asylum Seekers and Refugee Community Blackburn

We Support Refugees and Asylum Seekers to Reach Their Full Potential

What we do


If you are an asylum seeker or refugee and need help making phone calls, understanding letters or require advice please come into reception and make an appointment. 

Our office is open:  

 Monday  and Thursday 10:00 am – 3.30 pm     

Friday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

English Club

ARC provides English Classes twice a week at different ability levels. These are free of charge, easily accessible and based around practical language learning. Each day we run different classes ranging from beginners to advanced.

English Club is open: 

Wednesday  and Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Drop In

ARC runs a weekly Drop-In for asylum seekers and refugees to meet, socialise and share food together. We offer a range of activities to participate in such as pool, table tennis and craft. Partner organisations working with asylum seekers and refugees locally attend to offer additional services. 

Drop- In is open:

Tuesday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm 


We are always happy to accept donations from organisations providing meals which we serve every Tuesday during our drop-in, so if you are able to provide meals for our service users, please contact us.

We no longer provide a foodbank service at ARC, however, we work alongside Blackburn Foodbank to provide emergency food boxes and, if necessary can refer to the foodbank.


We provide social groups including a youth group and a football team, and always celebrate special events such as Anniversaries, Eid and Christmas.

Please contact us for latest details.