Free English courses for Ukraine scheme refugees

Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College (RHACC) has just announced additional free language courses for those on the Homes for Ukraine and Family Visa schemes. Five 6-week courses at different levels will start from the week commencing 6th June. They aim to get people started or improve their English skills. Depending on demand, one week… Continue reading Free English courses for Ukraine scheme refugees

Eid-al Fitr Mubarak!

Millions of people will be celebrating Eid-al Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan on Tuesday, including many of our refugee families and friends. As usual, we have organised gifts for all the children aged under 12, vouchers for the teenagers, and a voucher or cash for each family. We wish all our friends and… Continue reading Eid-al Fitr Mubarak!

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29 May: Samira Kitman art exhibition supporting Afghan refugees

If you attended our Spring Party last month, you might have had the pleasure of meeting Samira Kitman, an award-winning artist and entrepreneur from Afghanistan. An alumna of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, Samira Kitman will be exhibiting some of her work on Sunday 29 May at the same location that hosted our party, Ham Youth… Continue reading 29 May: Samira Kitman art exhibition supporting Afghan refugees

13th April: Free English language course

Interested in a free beginner English language course? Meet tutors from the Barnes Community Association English School at 1.30-3pm on Wednesday 13th April at the Vineyard Community Centre Café, The Vineyard, Richmond TW10 6AQ. The course will begin at a later date, but the teachers will assess students’ needs and numbers of people interested in… Continue reading 13th April: Free English language course

Finding homes for Ukraine: report from our meeting

Our secretary, Valerie Booth, reports back from a recent meeting on 31st March to discuss our support for refugees and asylum seekers from Ukraine arriving in Richmond. In response to the current crisis, we invited existing and new contacts to join us at the Vineyard Community Centre. We had approximately 20 attendees, most having signed… Continue reading Finding homes for Ukraine: report from our meeting

Comments from Sarah Olney’s coffee morning

Our Housing Officer, Simone Webster, reports back from another very useful meeting with Sarah Olney MP on Wednesday 30th March. Sarah gave us the opportunity to outline our work to date and advise of tomorrow’s discussion and recruitment meeting, which she offered to publicise. After a brief update on the political and military status of… Continue reading Comments from Sarah Olney’s coffee morning

31st March: in-person meeting to support Ukrainian refugees

We are meeting publicly to discuss how best to support newly arriving refugees from Ukraine next Thursday 31st March 2022 at 6pm in central Richmond.  Anyone interested in volunteering to help support new Ukrainian arrivals in the Borough will be very welcome to attend. For details, please contact us. If you are considering offering temporary accommodation… Continue reading 31st March: in-person meeting to support Ukrainian refugees

Spring Party 2022

Our Befriending Team Leader and Safeguarding Officer, Elizabeth Byrne-Hill, recalls Refugees Welcome in Richmond’s Spring Party on 5th March 2022. Covid restrictions made a New Year’s Party seem unwise and a postponed date in March sounded an excellent idea. But as we approached the Youth Centre on a rather gloomy Saturday afternoon, a wintry wind was blowing… Continue reading Spring Party 2022