Displaced People in Action

Displaced People in Action

At a glance


  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Local / community
  • Refugees / migrants

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Wales


The objectives of our charity are:

1. The relief of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status who are in conditions of need, hardship and distress

2. To promote the integration of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status by:

  • The advancement of their education and the relief of unemployment through the provision of advice, guidance, support and services.
  • The provision of facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupations in the interests of social welfare in order to improve their conditions of life.
  • Advancing the education of the public in general about the issues relating to refugees and those seeking asylum.
  • Supporting new and existing refugee community groups across Wales.


Our programmes include:

  • Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Programme. In partnership with local authorities, we provide a comprehensive package of support consisting of an intensive 5-year plan to facilitate families’ growing independence as new citizens of Wales. During a consultation with families in the year 2018 (prior to a re-tender process), our work was described as “gold standard”. We currently support 18 families.


  • Wales Asylum Seeker and Refugee Doctors. The first programme of its kind in the UK, we provide medically contextualised language tuition and assisting asylum seeking and refugee doctors and dentists to revalidate their qualifications, thereby enabling them to work for the NHS in the UK. Since its inception in the year 2001, we have helped over 100 medics join the General Medical Council.  


  • St David’s Uniting Church Fund. A small discretionary fund which allows displaced people to apply for up to £100 to help fund education-related costs such as travel passes, text books and exam fees. The majority of funding is made possible by the kind generosity of congregants of St David’s Uniting Church in Pontypridd, with the remainder being diverted from DPIA’s general unrestricted budget.


  • Children & Young Persons’ Project. Three weekly play sessions for displaced children and their parents to come together and socialise. This project has provided a lifeline for isolated families for nearly a decade.


  • Asylum Rights Programme (in partnership with six other Welsh charity organisations). This project seeks to ensure the rights of refugees and asylum seekers through outreach, casework and campaigning.

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