Thank you to all those from our lovely community who came along and made yesterday so special. One of our volunteers invited us all to a barbecue party in her beautiful garden. The sun shone and everyone brought food, cooked together and chatted. The afternoon was rounded off with some lively Syrian music, which inspired … Continue reading BBQ party welcomes 1st new Afghan arrivals
Pathways to Work & Independence As part of our efforts to help refugees gain independence and build new lives, we are becoming more strategic about supporting them into work and careers, taking a holistic approach that combines English learning, education, work experience, learning about workplace culture and expectations, help with CVs and job applications. Lois … Continue reading Programme Updates
Katy De Lazslo joined us in March, to replace Rosie as Business & Volunteer Coordinator. Katy has an MA from SOAS in Near and Middle Eastern Studies and is governor of a school in Hackney. She has quickly got to grips with everything that’s going on at Sanctuary in Chichester and – among many other … Continue reading Welcome Katy!
Due to a change in supplier, the cards that asylum seekers receive their £39.63 weekly allowance on were switched last week. We advised the asylum seekers we support that they needed to take money out because there were a few days between the old cards stopping working and the new cards being activated. At this … Continue reading Cash card delays causing distress and hardship
The moment many of us have been waiting for! The drop-in team have been working hard to prepare for the drop-in restarting today, with Covid precautions in place of course. If you would like to book a place at an upcoming drop-in, please email Mary Downy, our Drop-In Coordinator. Places are limited and no food … Continue reading The drop-in is back!
The first week of June is Volunteer Week – so a good time for us to thank our dedicated volunteers, who put in a staggering 1864 hours of befriending and English tuition between 1 March 2020 – 28 February 2021. This total was made up of: • 629 hours of befriending support• 1060 hours of … Continue reading Thank you volunteers!