About us

Refugee Alliance Integration UK CIC is committed to working with and for communities in the UK.
We provide support with education, employability skills, life skills and wellbeing.

We also provide refugees, asylum seekers, newly arrived families resettling in the UK and those from settled communities in the UK, with education and opportunities to help enhance their quality of life in the UK.

We are active in the inner-city areas of Birmingham and areas deemed as deprived – Alum Rock, Saltley, Lozells, Small Heath, Northfield and Erdington.

Our work

We have been working with families since 2020 and have built good relationships reflected in our engagement figures.

We are a part of Birmingham City Council’s VPRS Partnership Board and are also currently working with other partner organisations
on a number of projects – BSMHT, NHS, UOB, Spring Housing and Community Connexions.
RAI were contracted to set up focus/listening groups so these organisations could use information gathered to inform their own services.

We have also been commissioned to deliver our driving theory course to groups in neighbouring authorities – Solihull Council, Staffordshire Council.

We have predominantly worked with the Syrian refugees but are now beginning to reach out
and offer our services to the Ukrainian and Afghan families.
We have been also working and networking with other grass root voluntary organisations like Saathi House, Nishkam Trust, Age Concern and Blesst Centre who work with elderly/vulnerable population including South Asians, Indians and Black/Caribbean Africans.

Community Connexions team has identified Refugee Alliance as one of the organisations that would represent a diverse range of hard-to-reach communities.

Our director and founder

Azra Rasool

Our Director and founder, Azra Rasool, has been working in the community for over 27 years. RAI was conceived from her desire to support those communities and individuals trying to rebuild their lives here in the UK.

Azra has worked for a number of organisations and has a good understanding of how to engage groups/individuals at ground level.
She has experience as a teacher, co-ordinator, examiner and administrator.

Azra was awarded International inspirational teacher of the year by WEA in 2021. An award she is deeply proud of.

Her small team at RAI have a range of skills that enable RAI to reach out and provide meaningful support – bi-lingual support, admin support, health & wellbeing support, educational support (for both adults & children).

Our Team

Our team consists of trained professionals who provide a range of support services before, during and after the projects are completed.


Lead Playworker & Admin


Joint Director & Lead Tutor


Lead Support & Lead Interpreter


Lead Fitness Instructor & Playworker


Lead Fitness Instructor


Lead Yoga Instructor




Playworker & Bilingual Support


Playworker & Bilingual Support


Support Worker


Event Organiser




IT Support & Polish Interpreter


Arabic Interpreter

We offer:

bilingual support
admin support
health & wellbeing support
educational support

We provide the tools for and assist throughout the process of improving people’s lives.