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People encouraged to help Syrian refugee families settle in Warwickshire

Ian Hughes 30th Nov, 2016

PEOPLE have the chance to help the Syrian refugee families settle into their new life in Warwickshire.

Refugees arriving in the UK can can often feel isolated as they may be separated from family and friends and, in many cases, speak little or no English.

Coventry & Warwickshire Mind’s Wellbeing Hubs are working with Warwickshire County Council to develop and provide a Befriending and Support Service for refugees arriving in the county.

Both organisations are actively looking for people, who have an interest in volunteering, to welcome and support families locally to settle in to their new communities.

Volunteers will:

• Be matched with and then meet with families both in their own homes, Wellbeing for Warwickshire venues and other community venues.

• Support across Warwickshire to meet up and get to know one another.

• Support families to access mainstream community services, including the likes of leisure centres, libraries, and social opportunities.

Volunteers will receive training, support and out of pocket expenses. They will also need to complete a DBS check and complete an application form.

Religious or community group are also encouraged to organise a community activity or event to welcome families.

Email or call 02476 632644 for further details.

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