We are still not accepting any hosting referrals at present (May 2021) because of the Pandemic. This is to ensure the health and safety of our valued hosting volunteers. We need to recruit & train more hosting volunteers and will contact Referral agencies when we are ready to consider referrals
During “normal” times we would usually accept referrals from voluntary organisations working with migrants in danger of destitution based in the West Midlands Conurbation( Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton). We have stopped taking referrals from Local Authority NRPF teams.
For those seeking accommodation, please be aware that we receive far more referrals than we are able to accept and places rarely become available. Please email Birchnetwork@gmail.com before making a referral to check availability or contact David@birchnetwork.org
If you are working with a young asylum seeker or refugee between the ages of 16-25 who would benefit from the support of the Family Befriending Project. Please check with Joy@birchnetwork.org before filling out the referral form. Birch YOUNG PERSON Referral Form 2018.
Meet and Greet
We have restarted sessions for newly arrived asylum seeking families with children on Thursday mornings from 27/5/21 For further information contact Stephanie@birchnetwork.org