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Stafford Welcomes Refugees

Stafford Welcomes Refugees (SWR) is a voluntary group of local people set up in 2015 to press for the UK to take its fair share of refugees fleeing war and persecution, and to provide a welcome and support for those coming to Stafford.

We work on 4 main fronts

  • supporting refugees in Stafford

  • raising awareness about the situation for refugees through activities such as school workshops, public displays and talks to local groups

  • campaigning nationally and locally by lobbying Government, our MP and local councils to receive more refugees into the UK

  • to develop Stafford as a Town of Sanctuary by encouraging schools, faith buildings, leisure services, local organisations etc to commit to becoming a welcoming place of sanctuary for refugees living in Stafford.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Faye Wyatt
Contact Position
SWR secretary
E-mail
secretary@staffordwelcomesrefugees.org
Website
Stafford Welcomes Refugees
Twitter
@SWR_HandInHand
Facebook
Stafford Welcomes Refugees
Notes

If you are a refugee living in Stafford or one of the surrounding towns, and you need information or support then we are happy to try to help you. We were set up in 2015 and have gathered a good knowledge of local services, organisations and contacts to help in offering advice and support. We also offer practical help such as facilitating informal ESOL/conversational English sessions, social events, training and coordinating Befrienders and by distributing donated goods to local refugees. Our website gives more details and has a contact form.

Last updated: 03 Aug 2022
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