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

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

Responding to the crisis in Ukraine

Volunteers from Refugees Welcome in Richmond met with Sarah Olney, MP for Richmond Park, today on Friday 11th March at her constituency office. We discussed setting up a database collating offers of local sponsorship and accommodation to facilitate resettlement of Ukrainian refugees as soon as the proposed government sponsorship scheme is announced. Other issues we raised… Continue reading Responding to the crisis in Ukraine