Our family support project runs sessions for asylum seeking children and families in Birmingham.
The sessions are aimed at all families who are newly arrived in Birmingham. The sessions aim to welcome families to Birmingham, offer a safe space to discuss their needs, practical support and signposting, homework support and fun and games for children.
Below is a description of our activities:-
The majority of our visitors are temporary housed in a local “Initial Accommodation” hostel. The length of stay can often be for many months so our regular weekly session offers some respite to families living in a cramped hostel.
We organise a programme of homework and English language support, play and activities for children. We offer advocacy support to the families, help them with their immediate needs and help to find school paces for the children. We also help the families to orientate themselves in their local area. We offer holiday clubs and day trips to local museums and community spaces. We have a small team of volunteers and two paid workers to supervise activities and offer advocacy and support.
If you are interested in volunteering or would like to know further about the Family Support Sessions or would like to volunteer, please contact Steph