Since the arrival of Syrian refugees to the UK we have been supporting them through the Resettlement Programmes and have been supporting those from Brent, Westminster and Barnet. In particular we are working closely with Barnet Council, who recently hosted 50 Syrians in the Borough as well as the Safe Passage, a registered charity which has helped to reunite around 200 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from France, Greece, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Afghanistan, Bulgaria and Syria with their relatives in the UK.
Following our participatory approach, we held meetings and discussions with our Syrian clients and the following activities were established as their chosen activities:
- One to one Emotional Support for Syrian Refugees
Many of the families and unaccompanied children coming to the UK are likely to have been traumatised by their experiences and this has profoundly affected their physical and mental health. BRS managed to recruit a qualified Arabic-speaking Counsellor who provides emotional support to the above clients every Thursday.
- Mothers & Toddlers ESOL class for Syrian mothers
Since April 2017 BRS has been running an ESOL class for Syrian mums with toddlers and babies under 5. The sessions are held at Willesden Library every Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm.
- Homework Club
The children of refugees face the challenges of disrupted education, cultural confusion, lack of knowledge of English and the UK education system and parents who cannot provide homework support. Therefore BRS set up the Homework Club (Maths and English) every Monday 5pm to 7pm at the Willesden Green Library.
To register please contact:
Position: Operations Manager
Telephone: 0208 905 9002 EX 3
Football for Unaccompanied Minors
Through our partnership work with the Safe Passage we are supporting 45 young unaccompanied minors who arrived in the UK through the Governments Dubs Scheme. These Young refugees from the Calais have recently arrived to the UK and can be very isolated, as they have their families sponsoring them to leave the refugee camp in Calais they are not entitled to any support.
With the aim to create a stimulating environment which would enable them to socialize, make friendship and enjoy the holidays, the young people chose to have regular football training with the support of a professional coach.
To find out more or to register please contact:
Position: Youth Worker
Telephone: 0208 905 9002 EX 6