About us


The Joint Refugee Action Network (JRAN) is a network of grassroots and charitable organisations working with refugees & asylum seekers in the UK.

Our aim:

To mobilise, strengthen and take joint action to bring about positive change in refugee-related policy and service delivery through shared values.

Our vision:

For all refugees living in the UK to receive access to accommodation, support and services that leads to integration and personal development.

Our goals:

1. To build and support an engaged network of organisations working with refugees.

2. To provide forums and online platforms for knowledge sharing.


3. To champion and share innovative solutions and delivery models.

4. To share evidence and collaborate in coordinated advocacy initiatives and partnerships.​ 

"Ultimately, we seek to build a powerful network for collaboration, training and knowledge exchange."

How are we run?

JRAN is run by a steering committee made up of volunteers, who are currently taking forward actions from the first JRAN Forum in August 2020.

Who are are: David Altschuler, Jenny Altschuler, Sara Conway, Deborah Gundle,

Dani Jaff Klein, Nina Mohanty, Juliet Simmons, Sophie Spitz,  and Zina Smith.



JRAN is a charitable project under the auspices of One to One Children’s Fund, registered charity no. 1086159​.

Our story

JRAN was set up in June 2020, following a New North London Synagogue Zoom meeting to discuss the challenges refugees and asylum seekers were facing due to Covid-19.  This prompted a group of volunteers to set up the first JRAN Forum in August 2020. Read more about the first JRAN Forum.

What We Do

Find out about our forum, app and newsletter

Our Network

Find out who is already a member &

how to join us!