West End Refugee Service (WERS) is a registered charity supporting asylum seekers and refugees in Newcastle upon Tyne. WERS empowers men and women, whose futures have been irrevocably changed by past events in their home country, to regain some control over their lives. 

For the most vulnerable, perhaps those who survived torture, imprisonment or who have lost those closest to them, a period of supported adjustment and recovery is needed before there can be any thoughts of developing or regaining skills through study, volunteering or employment.  For some, whose physical health, well-being, confidence and self esteem may have been severely damaged, the first stage can last many months, or even years.  Others, showing remarkable resilience, are ready to move forward in a relatively short time.

WERS’ strength lies in its focus on one-to-one working and individualised support packages which allow clients to progress at their own pace. Our services currently include:

  • Daily drop-in advice sessions
  • Home visits and outreach
  • Befriending Scheme
  • Clothing Store
  • SkillsMatch
  • Hardship Fund
  • Awareness-raising, education and training programme


Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Click to donate towards WERS project costs

These donations fund WERS’ continuing work


Click to donate to WERS Hardship Fund

These donations directly support destitute clients


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