CLEAR Project

CLEAR Project

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  • Education
  • Human rights
  • Local / community
  • Refugees / migrants

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CLEAR stands for “City Life Education and Action for Refugees” and has been a project of City Life Church since 2001 when Southampton became a dispersal city for asylum seekers and refugees. For more than 20 years, CLEAR has supported people through the asylum-seeking process and help them rebuild their lives in the UK. 

Our delivery model, based upon Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, may be expressed as advocateeducate and empower. We begin by offering advocacy, advice and practical help to new arrivals to help them to navigate the asylum system and to ensure their access to Home Office shelter and subsistence. We provide access to ESOL learning, appropriate to their educational level, and we use this as a bridge across which to convey messages around identity, belonging, agency, self-worth, health and culture to aid integration.

We aim to be a friendly and welcoming community and we know that many clients really appreciate the way in which we assist them. By offering English courses and other adult learning, employment advice and volunteer opportunities we are able to provide joined up services which both deal with the immediate issues that people face and help them to progress.


CLEAR offers a range of information, advice and guidance services to refugees, asylum seekers and their families.

Our specialist EU Welcome team can help and support people who have migrated to the UK from European Union or other European countries.

We also provide employment advice and a work club to help with job searching or volunteering opportunities.

Find out more details about our advice services below or complete the request advice or appointment form.

If you are from Ukraine, and looking for the latest information to help you, please click here

We also have a dedicated website to support people coming to Southampton from Hong Kong and you can find that here.

CLEAR offers a range of ESOL courses and qualifications, as well as some shorter Adult Learning courses, to help develop skills, confidence, employability and knowledge of living, working and volunteering in the UK.

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