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How to register with us

How can NE RISE help you?


Support workers from NE RISE partner organisations (Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, North of England Refugee Service (NERS) and Open Door North East (ODNE)) will help you to find a new place to live when you leave your asylum accommodation. 


NE RISE Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP) advisors, delivered by World Jewish Relief, will provide personalised employment support for refugees - helping you to gain sustainable employment.

NE RISE employment mentors from The Other Perspective will also work with you to achieve your employment goals.

They can help you:

- arrange volunteering or work placements

- find suitable courses

- if you want to be self-employed or help you apply for jobs

- prepare for and attend interviews, and speak to employers

You will meet regularly with your NE RISE employment mentor. Even after you start working, they will give you  support and guidance.


A NE RISE integration coordinator from Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, NERS, TOP or ODNE, will work with you and develop a plan to help you settle into your new community.

They will help you:

- organise a bank account and benefits, such as Universal Credit

- understand other UK systems, for example health services and schools

- with more general support, based on your interests and aspirations

- integrate and form local connections


They will stay in contact with you and support you over the programme.

How can I register? 

We are here to help support you. If you would like to register to access our services, please contact the relevant service for your area. 

Can I use this service?

The NE RISE programme is open to anyone who has been granted Refugee Status and/or equivalent leave to remain in the UK in the last 18 months.

Refugees must be willing to take active steps towards securing work.

Unfortunately, this programme cannot help you if you came to the UK by resettlement or family reunion.


Please ask us about other help you can get. 

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