Our impacts

8 years have flown by since we were founded on 1st November 2015. Here’s some of what we’ve achieved…

650+ refugees supported from Afghanistan, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen.

200+ local hosts on our Ukraine WhatsApp group.

80+ weekly information hubs at The Vineyard Community Centre with support from Citizens Advice and Work Match.

20 refugees supported to find shared accommodation.
14 private-let homes found for refugee families.
2 homes furnished from scratch through donations.

150+ food parcels delivered since 2020.
6 laptops provided during lockdown to school children.
1 school bursary place obtained.

21 community events held to promote integration:
6 Christmas parties.
4 Summer picnics.
4 Kew Gardens visits.
3 Public meetings with the Council on finding accommodation.
3 Pantomime trips.
1 Spring party.

Locations

Other ways we’ve helped so far

Health

  • funding treatment for dental emergencies.
  • escorting families on dental and hospital appointments.
  • arranging supplementary physiotherapy for a torture survivor.

Learning

  • providing one-to-one language support for at least one person in each family.
  • arranging sessions for children at organised summer holiday activities.
  • sourcing school uniforms.

Work

  • arranging free legal advice.
  • escorting adults to the Citizens Advice Bureau.
  • helping adults to complete applications for training.
  • funding tools for helping dad return to work.
  • funding kit and clothes for hairdressing classes.

Life

  • sourcing bikes and buggies for children.
  • providing families with vacuum cleaners and a cooker.
  • sourcing replacement beds and bunk beds.
  • giving Christmas and Eid gifts.