This service is for all refugees resettling in the UK as part of Central Government’s UKRS (UK Resettlement Scheme) and ARAP (Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy). The families supported live in the South and Vale and the Cherwell District areas of Oxfordshire.
What can we help with?
We provide a range of emotional and practical support to help the families settle into everyday life. This includes supporting families from Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan, and the Republic of Congo to manage the massive transition from camps and unsettled accommodation.
The support they receive helps them to make a home in Oxfordshire. The team connect the families to health and mental health support, schools, language classes, and local community groups. They also help the families to maintain their tenancy, manage money and them into employment so that they can live independently.
Who is this service for?
Individuals and families are selected by the Home Office and UNHCR from the refugee camps and unsettled accommodation.
How do we work?
We work closely with both statutory and voluntary agencies across Oxfordshire to ensure that families get the correct support. We deliver planned, structured, individualised support to the families through a Support Planning process. All documents are translated into their local language and we have bi-lingual members of staff and volunteers.