Refugee Action needs volunteers in the Redditch area


See role outline (above).
If you wish to volunteer for as a Resettlement Arrivals, Advocate & Support Volunteer. The deadline for the interest is 10/06/2016 13:00pm and the initial meetings will be held w/c 13/06/2016. Please fill out this ” Enquiry Form “
Initial meetings with the volunteers planned for 17/06 and training on the following week (possibly 21 & 23rd June) so they would be ready to shadow our new arrivals towards the end of the month.
Any questions, please get in touch with Maneesha via her email address:

Redditch public meeting report.


The meeting was very positive and went very well. All those attending were fully involved and attentive to all that was said.

John Cochrane introduced the meeting. He stated that all of us were there because of our compassion, whatever our culture, religion, non-religion or political persuasion. That our compassion leads to kindness for all in need, all humanity are one family sisters and brothers. It is our duty, our privilege and because of our compassion our desire to help all in need. 


There was a very moving account from a Mr Abdul Nasser, who with his wife and daughter, was one of the first refugees brought here from Syria by the British Government. He expressed gratitude to the British Government and described how the parents of himself and his wife had been killed. He had witnessed atrocities too horrible to describe or even imagine. He was assisted by local Worcestershire man of Syrian background who interpreted for him.



Anu Shukla of the Standard gave a moving account and showed a film of her visits to the refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk.

Naeem Arif explained the situation in Syria, how WCC came to make its commitment and our present situation with refugees arriving soon as in the press release. He called for help, practical and financial, for our work. 

Finally a lively interesting polite questions and answers session.

Over 130 people of all faiths cultures and politics came, including from churches, the mosque, the gurdwara, councillors from both labour and conservative and nearly all giving their name and contact details offering help.


A very encouraging meeting, So Redditch will be a welcoming town.


Getting Ready Saturday 4th June 10am – 4pm

BRWR Getting Ready Training Day 31.5 programme

The venue is St Andrew’s Parish Centre , 24 Sandhills Road, Barnt Green, Bromsgrove B45 8NR for BRWR’s training day for all interested in actively welcoming Syrian refugees.

Following two public meetings many local people have come forward to offer their support for our work. Getting Ready is the next step on the journey to welcome and work with the Syrian families due to arrive in Redditch very soon.

We invite you to come along to hear the team who will be responsible for their successful settlement including Julie Kashirahamwe of Refugee Action, Derek Allen from our local councils and the Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcome Refugees group.

Come and find out what is happening and contact to book your place.