The Friendship Group is part of the Community Group known as Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcomes Refugees (BRWR). The purpose of the group is to support refugee families while they settle into their new environment in the UK. Support will differ from family to family as needs will vary widely and also change over time. The aim of BRWR is to support each family in becoming independent in their ability to thrive within their new setting.
Friendship Group Volunteers must all have Enhanced DBS checks registered by BRWR before they begin to work with Refugee families. New Friendship group Volunteers visit refugee families with an established Volunteer identified by the Friendship lead for at least four visits. This is to gain confidence and ensure they feel equal to the task.