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Stronger Communities Middlesbrough

We're here to help build strong and connected communities in Middlesbrough.

We support people in Middlesbrough who are seeking asylum. This includes the specialist training and employment programme (STEP), which helps refugees to find work.

We also support people arriving in Middlesbrough through the government's Afghanistan and Ukraine settlement programmes. We help them to adapt to life in Middlesbrough, and become part of the community.

We know all about lots of organisations and places in Middlesbrough where you can get help. Check out our support pack for more information.

We know that events around the world might be making you feel more upset, scared, or angry than usual. It's important to look after your mental health, so we've put together a mental health support package to help.

You can contact us by emailing scm@middlesbrough.gov.uk if you have any questions.

Asylum support

Who does what, places to get help, immigration advice, citizenship and living in Middlesbrough.

STEP programme

The specialist training and employment (STEP) programme helps refugees to find work.

Ukraine response

The government has set up two schemes to help people from Ukraine to find a safe home in the UK.


We support people with adapting to life in Middlesbrough and becoming part of the community.


Feedback we've received from the people we help, and organisations we work with.