Volunteer To Help People Displaced By the War In Syria

Local group gives help and friendship to those resettled in the borough

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An action group which has a number of Chiswick volunteers has appealed for help to support refugees from the war in Syrla who have been resettled in the borough.

Refugees Welcome Hounslow is preparing to support more refugees arriving from the
Middle East as part of a UK Government resettlement scheme.

The local action group, founded three years ago, has been working in partnership with
Hounslow Council to welcome families, couples and single people displaced by the war in

There are several volunteers from Chiswick and they would like to welcome more.

As well as helping source accommodation, RWH gathers household items needed by
the new arrivals and provides ongoing support through its befriending scheme. It matches
volunteers with individual households to offer friendship and practical support, particularly
with improving English language skills and with job seeking.

RWH also aims to promote social inclusion, and holds regular events that bring refugees and volunteers together.


refugees at lunch

Some 25 refugees have arrived in the borough in the last two years under the Vulnerable
Persons Resettlement Scheme which is run by the UK government in conjunction with the
United Nations’ refugee commission; Hounslow Council is expecting to receive several
further households in 2020.

RWH is always keen to hear from potential volunteers and would like to invite anyone who
is interested to its Annual General Meeting. This is taking place on Tuesday 29 October at
7.30pm in Isleworth.

For more information, contact- refugeeswelcomehounslow@gmail.com or ring 07746 819960.

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October 18, 2019

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