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Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees is a local charity formed in 2017 to help support refugees from Syria resettling in the Sevenoaks district, as part of the UK Government's Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (SVPRS). That scheme has now evolved into the Government's global UK Resettlement Scheme.

We are a small and growing organisation, with about 100 active volunteers. We are currently supporting the resettlement of 4 Syrian refugee families in the Sevenoaks district area with 2 more families due to arrive in 2020.

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سيفن أوكس ترحب باللاجئين Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees هي منظمة خيرية محلية تم تشكيلها في عام 2017 للمساعدة في دعم اللاجئين من سوريا الذين أعيد توطينهم في منطقة سيفن أوكس Sevenoaks، كجزء من برنامج إعادة توطين الأشخاص السوريين المستضعفين (SVPRS) التابع لحكومة المملكة المتحدة. وقد تطور هذا البرنامج الآن إلى خطــة الحكومة العالمية لإعادة التوطين في المملكة المتحدة.

نحن منظمة صغيرة ومتنامية، مع حوالي 100 متطوع نشط. نحن ندعم حاليًا إعادة توطين 4 أسر لاجئة سورية في منطقة سيفن أوكس Sevenoaks مع عائلتين إضافيتين من المقرر وصولهما في عام 2020.

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CORONAVIRUS - UPDATED GUIDANCE ON HOME VISITS

Tuesday 18 August, 2020

In line with recent changes in the Government’s advice on COVID-19 prevention measures, the Trustees have agreed this updated guidance on home visits for SWR volunteers and supporters:

For the families in Eynsford and Sevenoaks town:

Home visits in the garden/yard are fine as long as safe distances are maintained; and if the family (and volunteers/tutors) are happy with that. This should be our preferred method of visiting, weather permitting. In the event of poor weather, home visits in the house are also fine as long as safe distances are maintained; and if the family (and volunteers/tutors) are happy with that. If going inside, volunteers and tutors are strongly encouraged to wear masks/face coverings and to wash their hands regularly.

For the family in Swanley:

Because of the special medical circumstances in this family, extra precautions are necessary. These are based on government guidance on shielding and protection for extremely vulnerable people, specific advice from the family’s Consultant and from consultation with the family.

Home visits should only take place in the garden observing social distancing measures and visits should therefore not take place in the event of poor or inclement weather. Outings with volunteers should be restricted to those which can take place outdoors. As far as possible, family leisure travel should be in the family’s private car but masks should be worn by all passengers if family members are driven in another person’s vehicle.

Contact family lead Beverley Hamadeh to discuss further if required at skybaj1@gmail.com

For any non-Swanley questions about home visits, please contact Humphrey Pring at sevenoakswelcomesrefugees@gmail.com

For UK Government information on Coronavirus see here.

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