Refugee Action York (RAY) was founded in 2002 to challenge myths and misconceptions about refugees and asylum seekers and to raise awareness of the contribution refugees and asylum seekers make to our society.

We work with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from within and around the City of York.  We provide a safe meeting point where people can learn seek information and support, learn new skills and languages and form lasting friendships. Through providing this support we hope to empower individuals to assist them in rebuilding their lives.


Services Ray Provides:

  • Running a weekly support session (The Hub) for [English] [Türkçe] [Arabic]for asylum seekers, refugee and migrant families at Clifton Children’s Centre providing English and Turkish language classes,  an information & support service, regular talks and and information sessions from a wide range York services and organisations and a range of activities and classes for young people and adults
  • Outreach with and for the asylum, refugee and migrant community in the City of York
  • Campaigning on behalf of local asylum seeking families and their relatives who are under threat of detention and deportation
  • Organising events during and outside Refugee Week such as information stalls in York city centre, film evenings at the City Screen, comedy evenings, exhibitions and panel debates with a range speakers
  • Involved with the annual Refugee Week in York as part of a national and international awareness raising campaign
  • Events during and outside Refugee Week such as information stalls in York city centre, film evenings at the City Screen, comedy evenings, exhibitions and panel debates with a range speakers