Meet and Greet

Our  meet and greet project for newly arrived asylum seeking families with children is now up and running after a 15 month break because of the Pandemic. We are meeting outside (weather permitting) every Thursday morning. We will hope to meet inside during the Autumn/Winter of 2021.

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 be between six and twelve weeks.  Children are unable to access education so our regular weekly session offers some respite to families living in a cramped hostel.

We organise a programme of play, sports and arts activities for children. We have a small team of volunteers and two paid workers to supervise activities. 

Please note we are not collecting clothes. We are happy to receive donations of toiletries and unbroken and safe toys.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like to know further about the Meet and Greet please contact stephanie@birchnetwork.org