Fresh Beginnings is a voluntary organisation based in Colchester, providing practical help to refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers around Essex.

We offer a friendly face and understand the issues surrounding fitting into a new culture where systems are baffling and bureaucracy is overwhelming.

We run a drop-in advice and advocacy service at our Colchester office for anyone to receive free advice and support on a broad range of subjects from housing and employment to how to make friends and learn English.

Our aims

  • To identify and address the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers resident, or intending to be resident in Essex.
  • To enable those with the right to remain to become full and equal members of the local community.
  • To challenge intolerance and ensure equal opportunity for all.

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