Tunbridge Wells Welcomes Refugees

We are group of residents who aim to welcome and support refugees arriving in Tunbridge Wells.

What we do

Using our members skills, expertise and enthusiasm we are currently running/helping in the following areas.

Syrian Vulnerable Person Relocation Scheme

The UK Government set up the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme to help the most vulnerable refugees who need to be relocated outside their region of origin. Tunbridge Wells has pledged to resettle refugee families and TWWR is supporting the scheme by trying to secure housing and offering mentoring to refugees.

Mentoring

Relocating to a new country can be very overwhelming and isolating. TWWR’s mentoring scheme gives refugees some much needed additional support in areas such as learning English, accessing health and other services, and integrating into the local community.

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children are children who have been separated from their family and relatives, and when they arrive in the UK they are under the care of the local authority. Tunbridge Wells is home to unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Drop ins

TWWR provides weekly drop-in sessions for young asylum seekers who live in independent accommodation in Tunbridge Wells (16-18 year olds). The drop-in sessions offer support learning English, as well as understanding cultural aspects of life in the UK. We are also hoping to set up more social events and activities.

Awareness raising and fundraising

TWWR aims to promote positive and welcoming attitudes towards refugees in Tunbridge Wells. We do this through organising community events, such as our upcoming NAME event in MONTH 2017, promoting refugee news and stories on social media, hosting local information stalls, and partnering with local organisations.

TWWR is a local community group run by local volunteers. Donations to the group are greatly appreciated and allow us to offer more support to refugees in Tunbridge Wells. To make a donation please ACTION.

How can I help?

Join the group

sign up to mailing list and attend meetings etc.

Volunteer

become a volunteer mentor to support a local Syrian family. Email us for more information etc.

Donate

Donations to the group are greatly appreciated and allow us to offer more support to refugees in Tunbridge Wells. To make a donation please etc.

Stay social

Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with what we are doing.

  • Keep updated with progress
  • Read refugee related news
  • Find out about events
  • Hear about meetings

Contact us

To get in touch you can either email us directly or contact us via our Facebook Page.