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South London Liberal Synagogue

1 Prentis Road

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Community Sponsorship is an exciting new program which allows ordinary people to be directly involved in supporting refugee families fleeing the Syrian conflict to resettle in the UK. The program gives local groups responsibility for preparing for the arrival of a refugee family and for their entire journey from the time that they land at an airport in Britain through to them being completely resettled and integrated.

Join this informational public meeting to learn about Community Sponsorship, how it works and what it requires; to hear from groups who have already done it; and to find out about a possible community sponsorship plan in Streatham, what volunteer roles are needed and how you can help.

South London Liberal Synagogue, West London Synagogue and the Hyderi Islamic Centre are working together to explore the potential for a Community Sponsorship scheme for a refugee family in Streatham. A year ago, South London Liberal Synagogue launched the ‘Abraham’s Tent’ project to convert an unused flat within the synagogue building into a home for a refugee family. Within that year the money has been raised and building work can now begin! We hope to find out whether there is enough interest and support to create a community sponsorship scheme for a family living in the new flat.

In order for such a scheme to work, we will need a large number of volunteers who are willing to make a commitment of at least a year to helping a family in relation to:

· Housing and arrival

· Cultural orientation

· Accessing Health Care

· Benefits and Employment

· Education, including ESOL (English as a second language)

· Interpreting

· Family mentoring and support

For further information or to discuss how you could get involved in the resettlement plan for the family, please contact Tamara.Joseph@citizensuk.org.


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