Who are we? Small but mighty: our dynamic and passionate team is dedicated to bringing people together around the UK to help welcome refugees into our communities. Our strength comes from the hundreds and hundreds of people who work together to prepare for new refugee arrivals. So far, we have helped to resettle more than a thousand people into their new lives in the UK, people escaping violence, torture, war, and persecution, from Ukraine to Syria and Afghanistan.
What do we do? It is not easy making a new life in a new country: a new culture, often a new language. New arrivals often need help finding a job, registering with the GP, enrolling their children in school, and – not least – finding somewhere to live, so we provide training and support to equip local groups to help refugees do this. We also work with local authorities and other agencies to ensure groups and refugees are well-supported, even when things don’t go to plan. It is inspiring, rewarding work.