Tunbridge Wells Welcomes Refugees

We are group of residents who aim to welcome and support refugees arriving in Tunbridge Wells.

What we do

Using our members skills, expertise and enthusiasm we are currently running/helping in the following areas.

Syrian Vulnerable Person Relocation Scheme

The UK Government set up the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme to help the most vulnerable refugees who need to be relocated outside their region of origin, and Tunbridge Wells has pledged to resettle refugee families. Here’s how TWWR is supporting the scheme:

Housing

Accommodation for the resettled refuges is provided by the private rented sector, and finding suitable accommodation can be difficult. TWWR aims to identify local landlords who are able and willing to let accommodation to refugee families.

Mentoring

Relocating to a new country can be very overwhelming and isolating. TWWR’s mentoring scheme gives refugees some much needed additional support in areas such as learning English, accessing health and other services, and integrating into the local community.

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Tunbridge well is also home to unaccompanied asylum seeking children. These children have travelled and arrived in the UK without family, and are under the care of the local authority.

Drop ins

TWWR provides weekly drop-in sessions for young asylum seekers who live in independent accommodation in Tunbridge Wells (16-18 year olds). The drop-in sessions offer support learning English, as well as understanding cultural aspects of life in the UK. The group also enjoy social events!

Community engagement

TWWR aims to promote a positive and welcoming attitude towards refugees in Tunbridge Wells. We do this through attending community events, sharing information on social media, and partnering with local organisations.

We are a community group run by local volunteers and supported by donations. Donations to the group are greatly appreciated and allow us to offer more support! If you would like to make any form of donation please contact us.

How can I help?

Join the group

We meeting monthly to discuss ideas and projects, and update members via email and social media in between. The group is a great mix of people with varied skills and backgrounds– everyone is welcome!

Become a volunteer mentor

Our mentors support Syrian families in whatever they can, including teaching English, supermarket shops, attending appointments and organising social events. If you’d like to hear more about the scheme and get involved please contact us.

Donate

TWWR is run by local volunteers and supported by donations – both cash and goods! Donations are greatly appreciated and allow us to offer more support to refugees. If you would like to make any form of donation please contact us.

Landlords

If you are a landlord and would like to know more information about renting your home to a refugee family please contact us.

Stay social

Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with what we are doing.

  • Keep updated with progress
  • Read refugee related news
  • Find out about events
  • Hear about meetings

Contact us

To get in touch you can either email us directly or contact us via our Facebook Page.