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Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees is a local charity formed in 2017 originally to help support refugees from Syria resettling in the Sevenoaks district, as part what is now the UK Government's global UK Resettlement Scheme. We are also helping refugees from Afghanistan and Ukraine to resettle in our area.
We are a small and growing organisation, with about 100 active volunteers. We are currently helping to support the resettlement of 8 refugee families from Syria and Afghanistan in the Sevenoaks district area, and are hoping to find accommodation for further families this year. On Ukraine, about 35 families (c. 80 people) have now been matched with local host families.
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.
Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees is now playing an active role in the Afghanistan refugee resettlement programme. Sevenoaks District Council is participating in the Afghanistan resettlement programme, as well as the Government's ongoing global resettlement scheme. But for refugees to be resettled in our area we need to find more landlords willing to rent their properties to the scheme at Local Housing Allowance rates. We need more volunteers to help us search for more landlords.
Please see the details of what is on offer to Landlords: click here.
TO all OUR volunteers !
Volunteers Week - first established in 1984 by Volunteering England, and now coordinated by NCVO (the National Council for Voluntary Organisations) is celebrated between 1st and 7th June every year. It is a week in which the UK celebrates volunteers and says thank you for the contribution that they make.
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We are looking for the following things:
A sewing machine
A "tub" chair suitable for a teenage girl's bedroom
Bikes for 3 girls aged 3, 10 and 15; and a bike for a boy aged 5
Garden table & chairs
Toys for a boy aged 5 and a girl aged 3
Patio table and four chairs.
Please let us know if you can help. Thank you.
We can collect. Please contact us if you can help at firstname.lastname@example.org