Our mission is to welcome asylum seekers and refugees in and around Leicester, and support them to rebuild their lives, develop their skills and feel part of the community.
We offer a range of vital services and wider enrichment opportunities to asylum seekers and refugees: a central Hub with welcome, support services and a hot meal; ESOL classes; a football session; sewing & IT classes.
Our services run five days a week, supporting around 150 people each week. Services are delivered by a team of volunteers. Our service users are the lifeblood of the charity and we could not run it without their help. More than half the volunteer team running the drop-in at the Hub are asylum seekers themselves.
Afghan Situation: We’re receiving a lot of enquiries about recent Afghan arrivals and how people can help . It's wonderful that there is such support in the city, but it still isn't very clear what help is currently needed. It is likely that the families here at present will only be in Leicester for a short period of time, and may well be resettled elsewhere.
If you do want to donate clothes or goods, please let us know what you have in mind. Hold onto it for now until we get back to you with more information on what things the new families may require.
There is currently no request for the donation of money specifically for the new Afghan arrivals - if people wish to donate money, we suggest donating to the existing charities in Leicester that help asylum seekers and refugees. As well as ourselves that includes:
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