WHO WE ARE
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At DPIA we have 3 main goals. We want asylum seekers and refugees to become:
The journey of an asylum seeker or refugee in the UK is difficult. It can be intimidating to engage with a new culture and community, particularly if English or Welsh is your second language. DPIA want to help refugees and asylum seekers gain the confidence they need to feel at home in Wales.
Through empowering people to become self-sufficient, we hope that one day our service users won’t need us anymore! They will thrive in Wales, independently joining groups, getting jobs and tackling new challenges confidently, and help their family and friends to do the same!
In the years since we were set up in 2001, we have become specialists in helping asylum seekers and refugees. We have become experts through our experience, having run over 21 successful projects throughout our history. By speaking with Refugees and Asylum Seekers every day and hearing the challenges they face we continually learn and develop how we can be the best we can at providing support. Both our staff team and our Board of Directors include Refugees.
With projects ranging from children’s groups to employability classes and advocacy forums, we really do act on our promise to improve life for refugees and asylum seekers in Wales.
We help people throughout Wales. Though our office is based in Cardiff, our projects spread as far as Newport, Swansea, Wrexham, Torfaen, Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent.