Fundraising Team News

The fundraising team is looking to set up two working groups.  Firstly, we are looking for up to 6 people who have experience and/or interest in musical concerts.  The Fundraising Team has plans to hold a multicultural musical concert at Artrix in Bromsgrove in February 2017. The second working group will also comprise of about […]

Interpreting for Refugees – Herefordshire

      Herefordshire Council is currently seeking volunteer interpreters to work with Syrian refugees when they arrive in the county later this year.  Training for volunteers has been arranged for two days in October. (If you are already qualified as an interpreter with a relevant language pair, then we would also be pleased to […]

Eid celebration – momento of the day

This is a personal perspective of yesterday’s Eid celebration that we have received. It was a great day. Thank you to those who could attend. Please take a moment to read these touching words. “Today I had the honour of attending an Eid celebration that had been organised in honour of our newly arrived Syrian […]

National charity appointed to support resettlement of Syrian refugees in Shropshire

Refugee Action has been appointed to support the resettlement of Syrian refugees into Shropshire. The national charity was chosen following a competitive procurement selection process to oversee the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the county. With over 30 years’ experience, Refugee Action is the leading charity supporting the resettlement of refugees in the UK, enabling […]

Press release on Syrian Resettlement Scheme

Council leaders across Worcestershire have agreed to go ahead with a formal bid to the Home Office to relocate Syrian refugees across the county. Negotiations will begin later this month with the Home Office and West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership to host up to 50 people in Worcestershire by the end of 2016. It follows […]

Gifts For Calais

BRWR thanks everyone who contributed to the vanload of clean warm clothes, sleeping bags and other items, which were sent down to Calaid’s new warehouse facility at Feltham last month.  We can still accept items like sleeping bags and men’s waterproof clothing and trainers , which are needed in the Calais camps, but suggest that […]

Update on Bromsgrove & Redditch Welcome Refugees.

Where are we now?  What is planned next? Both Worcestershire County Council and Bromsgrove District Council have passed motions welcoming refugees. However they are both insisting on five years Central Government funding before actually accepting refugees. We do have several councillors, both district and county, actively concerned and working to ensure the councils fulfil their […]

Where is integration in the refugee crisis?

Phillip Rapaport wrote: This is the subject on which Professor Jenny Phillimore spoke at the City Of Sanctuary meeting I attended last in Birmingham. She spoke of the three stages of integration: Reception, Orientation and Social mobility, and how research shows that failure to properly engage with new arrivals can contribute to their ill health […]

Bromsgrove Muslim Community Trust condemns Paris attacks and calls for unity and solidarity

(Copied from a Bromsgrove Standard publication, 14th November 2015, written by Tristan Harris) BROMSGROVE Muslim Community Trust (BMCT) has condemned the actions of those who carried out the horrific attacks in Paris which have left almost 130 people dead. French President Francois Hollande said last night’s shocking shootings, bomb blasts and a hostage siege, were […]