Refugees Welcome in Richmond invites Ukrainians and their sponsors to learn about the processes, possibilities and support available when looking for accommodation in London. There will be a panel of representatives from Richmond Council, the Ukrainian Social Club CIC, Citizens Advice and Refugees Welcome in Richmond. After a short presentation, we will welcome questions for… Continue reading 2nd March: Ukrainian Accommodation Event
Free weekly English language support at Duke Street Church
Each week on Tuesdays from 1pm to 2pm, Duke Street Church runs ‘Café International‘. This is an informal group for foreign nationals to help them improve their English through a mixture of structured teaching and informal conversation. For more information contact Christine Sherwood.
Ukrainian refugees need replacement hosts
A small number of displaced Ukrainians already here in Richmond now need to move on due to illness or an unforeseen change in circumstances in their host’s household. Under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme, hosts will receive a monthly payment of £350 for the remainder of their guests’ first year in the UK. If you… Continue reading Ukrainian refugees need replacement hosts
Weekly Ukrainian social hub at The Vineyard
Refugees Welcome in Richmond and the Vineyard Community Centre are hosting a weekly social hub for Ukrainian guests and hosts at the Vineyard Café at 2a The Vineyard, Richmond TW10 6AQ. From October the hub will run every Tuesday 1-3pm. Connect with other hosts and guests, practise your English, Ukrainian, Russian and other languages! Enjoy… Continue reading Weekly Ukrainian social hub at The Vineyard
29 May: Samira Kitman art exhibition supporting Afghan refugees
Update: Thanks very much to Samira Kitman and Firas Ali for organising an excellent exhibition of Samira’s artworks at Ham Youth Centre on Sunday 29 May. The event was very well attended, as you can see from the images below. If you attended our Spring Party in March, you might have had the pleasure of… Continue reading 29 May: Samira Kitman art exhibition supporting Afghan refugees
Free English courses for Ukraine scheme refugees
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College (RHACC) have been providing additional free language courses for those on the Homes for Ukraine and Family Visa schemes throughout the summer. Anyone interested in signing up for new classes over the coming term should sign up for an assessment to determine their language level, so that they can… Continue reading Free English courses for Ukraine scheme refugees
Eid-al Fitr Mubarak!
Millions of people celebrated Eid-al Fitr on 1st and 2nd May to mark the end of Ramadan, including many of our refugee families and friends. To mark the occasion we 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… Continue reading Eid-al Fitr Mubarak!
For the latest guidance and updates on support for refugees from Ukraine, visit our Ukraine page.
Finding homes for Ukraine: report from our meeting
Our secretary, Valerie Booth, reports back from a 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 up… 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