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The Family Refugee Support Project was established in 1999 and grew out of concern among local health professionals about the lack of services for asylum seeking and refugee families living in Merseyside.  Having originally been under the auspices of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, FRSP became an independent registered charity in 2003. 

Apart from language, there are other barriers to accessing therapy for people who have experienced extreme trauma and who have come from cultures and backgrounds so different from the majority population in the UK. The western concept of counselling and psychotherapy are alien to many British born people, and even more so to families seeking asylum from different continents.

The profile of client families has changed along with government policy, seeing people seeking asylum in the UK being dispersed to Liverpool from different countries. Many have experienced complex and diverse traumas but with similar and devastating impacts on themselves and their family relationships.

In 2010, the Project developed its own garden to enable families who would struggle to manage an allotment or work in an allotment setting. This has enabled us to work with more vulnerable families, still allowing the medium of horticulture to enable growth and healing in a way that traditional ‘office based’ therapy cannot.


  • Anna's Triathlon

    On Sunday 5th June Anna Chiumento will swim 750m, cycle 19.8km and run 5.4km by taking part in the Blenheim Sprint Triathlon to raise money for the Family Refugee Support Project. Thanks Anna and good luck!

  • Great funding news!

  • Ceilidh Fundraiser

    Thanks to all who came on the night. We raised over £1,000! Fantastic!

  • RHS Tatton Flower Show 'Growing Together' Garden

    Family Refugee Support Project was representing at this year prestigious event set in the ground of Tatton Park, with thanks to volunteer and landscape architect Emily Ross. Attendees and national media came far and wide to enjoy both the meaningful and aesthetic aspects of the Growing Together Garden, and was featured on the BBC1 show covering the event. Please visit the page for more information and a film.

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