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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, and are hoping to find accommodation for further families this year.
ما الذي نقوم به
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.
CORONAVIRUS - UPDATED GUIDANCE ON HOME VISITS
Friday 6 November, 2020.
In line with the recently announced revised restrictions, Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees is once again suspending all home visits to the families with immediate effect until further notice.
SWR volunteers in the family teams and the language support team will be keeping in touch with the families by phone, text, WhatsApp etc. The language team will continue to do as much as possible remotely, using Skype and other channels.
The restrictions do make provision for a single individual to meet out-of-doors with one other individual from another household (including any children under 5 years old or dependent disabled people accompanying them). SWR volunteers with no Covid symptoms would be able, should the family and they both so wish, to meet on this basis. It is of course necessary to maintain safe distances (2 metres), with absolutely no physical contact or lifts in cars. We think the mental health and wellbeing benefits of doing this are significant and not to be lost.
For your information, Clarion have also suspended all home visits.
If you have any questions please ask either your team lead (for family teams and language support) or Jude Thompson or Simon Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support - take care.
Jude Thompson & Simon Evans
Chairs, Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees
For UK Government information on Coronavirus see here.