Moving on

Many LGBTI people flee their country because of the persecution they face due to their sexuality, gender identity or intersex status. Those who find safety in the UK and become refugees have to build a whole new life. MRI can help you in this process with employability and moving on support.

Moving on services for LGBTI refugees

If you are an LGBTI refugee living in the UK, these are the moving on services that you can access with MRI:

Getting started

This consists of one-to-one support to those who have recently become refugees in order to:

  • obtain National Insurance numbers
  • register with Universal Credit
  • open bank accounts


MRI works with various partners, including the third and private sector, to:

  • provide one to one support over a period of six to twelve months to prepare and review a moving on plan (e.g. to find employment)
  • organise workshops around CV writing and interview skills
  • facilitate job opportunities

To understand how you could benefit from this work, read the case study of Michael.

To apply for housing, please see MRI’s Housing programme. To join social inclusion activities see MRI’s social inclusion programme.

For more information or to make a referral please email our Moving on team or call the helpline.

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Economic empowerment & advocacy

Why asylum seekers should be granted permission to work

In this briefing paper, Why asylum seekers should work, MRI’s Director of Social and Economic Inclusion, Jill Power, describes MRI’s view on a controversial issue that affects the lives of thousands of people seeking refuge


For any moving on enquiries please email