Theatre Delicatessen and Southwark Refugee Response are hosting a programme of events to celebrate Refugee Week 2017. This week we will come together as a community, listen to one another and think about the wider issues beyond our borough. Your donations will directly support organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers in the borough of Southwark.
Southwark Refugee Response is a volunteer community helping three local refugee organisations in their work to ensure refugees and asylum seekers are welcomed and properly supported in the borough. Each organisation has seen its local authority funding reduced in recent years - meaning that the support of individual people like is you is more needed than ever.
- £3 - Would pay for toiletries or a meal
- £5 - Blanket for a refugee
- £10 - Travel card
- £20 - Pair of shoes
- £25 - Lunches for 30 destitute asylum seekers
- £50 - 10 English dictionaries for refugees or expenses for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) volunteer teachers for 10 weeks
- £100 - Would help pay the rent for a week at of one of our centres or pay our much needed volunteers out of pocket expenses
- £250 - Would feed and provide toiletries for a family of four for a month
About the charities
Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers (SDCAS) – founded 1996 SDCAS aims to provide a wide range of holistic services in a safe and welcoming environment through day centre provision, to help meet the needs of local asylum seekers. Through general advice and help SDCAS facilitates access to a range of mainstream services, with particular emphasis on health, housing, employment, training, education and asylum issues. The sociable atmosphere of the day centres provides refugees with the opportunity to build their own social networks, which reduces the level of isolation so often felt in this disenfranchised group.
Southwark Refugee Communities Forum (SRCF) – founded 2003 SRCF membership consists of 32 Southwark based refugee led organisations, set up by the different communities. SRCF provides capacity building support to these small community groups with issues such as funding and governance, By facilitating the development of confident and well-managed RCOs SRCF supports individual refugees and asylum seekers.
Southwark Refugee & Migrant Project (SRMP) – founded 1991 to help refugees and asylum seekers help themselves become independent members of the local community. SRP was created by refugees and is managed mainly by refugees. SRMP provides information and advice on training and employment, volunteering and social activities. SRMP has in the past provided a much needed advice service on issues such as welfare rights and housing.
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