We Cannot Walk Alone
Refugee Week 2021 – 14-20 June
This Refugee Week we are celebrating our community – the volunteers and supporters that have made it possible for us to support over 3,000 separated children during the past year.
Since July last year we have given out over 1,800 arrival packs to lone child refugees in dozens of locations including Birmingham, Dover, Hull, Peterborough and West Sussex.
With Covid procedures in place, our volunteers have worked tirelessly with Packing Project Co-ordinator Karen Ashcroft to ensure that separated children have the essentials they need to get through their first few weeks in the UK.
Following research into the effects of poor sleep on separated children, we’ve seen a huge increase in demand for our sleep packs (also prepared by our dedicated volunteers) and have distributed nearly 2,000 around the UK during the past 12 months.
In March 2020 we moved Club Class online to ensure that separated children would still be able to access much-needed social and practical support throughout lockdown.
As well as supporting over dozens of separated children in this way, we were able to supply laptops to five Club Class students to help them access the sessions and carry on with their schoolwork.
None of this work would be possible without the help of our supporters. We are so grateful to all of you for standing with separated children as they take their first steps into a new life in the UK.
They cannot walk alone
Separated children are at the heart of everything we do.
To read more about the children we support, and why we support them, please read their stories or visit our Refugee Facts page.
Refugee Week: 14-20 June 2021