Last updated June 2022
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One of our lovely lads from Syria, with his new bike from us thanks to a generous donor Image © Elmbridge CAN
Quarterly Newsletters & Urgent Appeals sent out:
Summer June 2022 e-news
Urgent Appeal Mar 2022 - Ukraine
Spring March 2022 e-news
Winter Dec 2021 e-news
Autumn Oct 2021 e-news
Urgent Property appeal for Afghan & Syrian refugees Aug 2021
Urgent Property appeal June
Summer June 2021 e-news
Spring Apr 2021 e-news
LATEST HEADLINES ...
- The Elmbridge CAN Employment Support Group organised two very successful workshops in Claygate and Weybridge for people with refugee backgrounds.
- We are actively looking for rental houses Afghans from the Afghan Locally Employed Relocation scheme (translators etc) and Ukrainians - please help us spread the word or talk to estate agents
- We re meeting 10's of new hosts and Ukrainian families that have arrived in Elmbridge, through our weekly Meet-up hubs for Ukrainian and other refugees for networking and information sharing- See Get Support.
- We have furnished two houses, one for a Ukrainian family and one for an Afghan family one from 100's of Afghan families still waiting in hotels for over 8 months.
- Meanwhile we are continuing support at the Afghan temporary accommodation in Elmbridge, with over 44 families including:
i) ESOL English lessons twice a week for those who are able to enrol in college, or want to complement their college learning
ii) digital literacy training for women, so that they can use computers to learn English and develop their digital skills which have become a core necessity in our modern world
iii) Yoga once week for health and wellbeing
iv) weekly arrangement with St Georges School for teenagers to be involved in a sports activity
v) and supporting the council with various other needs for this group of Afghans including Life In the UK talks
- We are making contacts with local afterschool clubs to encourage our families to join
- We continue to support existing families, with practical and community activities
For Ukrainians more info click here
For people interested in hosting click here