We are a small, pioneering refugee support charity based in Brent. We provide unique educational, social and practical support for children, young people and parents in a safe trusted environment.
We support some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in London. The schools and Family Wellbeing Centres we operate our services from are in areas of high deprivation with high migrant populations. Research in one partner school in 2017 revealed that new migrant students felt scared and unsupported. Teachers said students needed care as well as individualised support and that they did not have the time or resources to provide it routinely. None of the parents in the families we assist have been through the English school system, making it difficult for them to support their children’s education. With the help of our team of volunteers, we can provide the support that is needed for children to thrive.
We look for volunteers who are friendly, warm, reliable and caring, with a good level of fluency in English
Our work is thoughtful, joined-up, practical and determined. Our aim is not simply to resolve one practical issue as presented, but to get to know every individual adult, child and family and support them to recover control of their lives and plan for a fulfilling, enjoyable future.
Helping Primary School children with their homework: The project was born out of the understanding that this group of young people face significantly more barriers to learning and that these barriers can limit their ability to achieve.