The official site for ARKH (Asylum Seekers & Refugees of Kingston upon Hull) / Northern Refugee Centre (Hull and East Riding)


What is ARKH?

ARKH is a Hull-based charitable organisation providing advice, support and training to asylum seekers and refugees.

On 1 April 2013, ARKH merged operations with the Northern Refugee Centre (NRC), Bradford Action for Refugees (BAfR) and Refugee and Asylum Seekers Advocacy (RASA) to form an enlarged NRC. In December 2014 Refugee Education Training Advice Service (RETAS) also merged with NRC.

ARKH has been retained as a brand-name only. 

NRC’s website can be viewed at

This website will remain the main source of information for ARKH/ NRC’s work in Hull and will continue to be updated on a regular basis

You can find out more about us by reading our history.

Where is ARKH?

ARKH has moved. Our new address is:-

Marvell House,

Cranbourne Street, Hull HU3 1PP

If you would like to visit ARKH in order to find out more about our services please feel free to contact us on (01482) 214178 and we can arrange a suitable time for a visit.

Our Advice Sessions are open on Monday and Tuesday afternoon between 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Our Jobclub is on a Wednesday between 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Please do not arrive any earlier than half an hour before the beginning of a session.

Smoking is not allowed in the grounds of Marvell House.  

Leaflet for 2013

AKRH’s new leaflet for 2013 is included below as a download. Please feel free to download these files (although they are very large, and may take some time to download). These were designed by ARKH Volunteer Seham Nabi and include images of ARKH volunteers Ali Rasuli, Jane Potts and Rizgar Mahmood.

The Site – A Source For Information

From time to time we will be updating this website with information such as event notifications and other breaking news. This will take the form of ‘Posts’ which can be accessed by clicking on any of the links displayed down the right-hand side of the page (under the heading  ‘Posts’)

At the top right of each page you will find links to basic information about the services we provide (eg. Training, Drop In Advice Services, etc.)

Mission Statement

To support Asylum Seekers and refugees, and promote mutual respect and understanding between cultures within the city of Kingston upon Hull


  • To provide education and relieve financial hardship amongst those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status particularly by the provision of an advice, information and support service.
  • To preserve and protect the physical and mental health of those granted refugee status and their dependants.
  • To advance the education and training of those granted refugee status and their dependants in need thereof  so as to advance them in life and assist them to adapt within a new community.
  • To advance the education of the public in general about the issues relating to refugees and those seeking asylum.
  • The provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life of those persons who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances.

Registered Charity Number:   1078816

Company Number:   3872439

OISC Registration Number: N200100496