Please note: most of our staff are working flexibly and the office may not be open at all times.  Please call 07506 211756 or email admin@beaconbradford.org as a first point of contact. 

BEACON’s vision is that the Bradford district becomes a hospitable community where people seeking asylum and refugees are welcome, enjoy access to justice and fair treatment and are supported on their journey to independence and integration


CHAT is an English conversation and activities group which works to support people seeking asylum and other non-English speakers to improve their language skills and tackle social isolation.

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McKenzie Friends

Our McKenzie Friends are volunteers without formal legal training, who assist people seeking asylum to navigate the complexities of the asylum system. This often involves providing information, facilitating access to legal advice and assisting with research. It may also involve accompanying someone to a court hearing and providing moral support during what can often be a highly stressful experience. A McKenzie Friend is a volunteer, independent of the court system and the Home Office.

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BEACON Hosting

BEACON’s Hosting Project recruits, trains and supports volunteer hosts to provide a home to people seeking asylum who are facing destitution. Hosting provides guests with a secure, supportive environment in which they have the opportunity to gather new evidence in order to submit a 'fresh' asylum claim.

Contact Us

Touchstone, 4 Easby Road,
Bradford, BD7 1QX

Amanda Labbett, Finance and Administrative Assistant

T:07506 211756

Katy Armitstead, BEACON Team Leader

T:07419 990578



Audrey Smith, McKenzie Friends Coordinator

07531 576330


Lisa Mason, CHAT Coordinator

07754 228569


Will Sutcliffe, Hosting Coordinator

07505 053149


You can help support BEACON’s work by donating here

If you wish to donate in any other way then please contact us