Service: New Communities

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A partnership approach, working with Bradford Council and Bevan Healthcare CIC, to provide housing, healthcare and wrap-around support to help refugees settle into their new life in the UK.

The resettlement programmes we manage offer humanitarian protection and prioritise help for survivors of torture and violence, women and children at risk, and those in need of medical care.

Clients receive support for up to 12 months to settle into the UK. This includes:

  • Housing-related support (e.g. help to manage a tenancy, set up bills)
  • Health screening
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) assessments
  • Education assessments
  • Individual needs assessments to develop support and integration plans
  • Community engagement
  • Welfare benefits advice
  • Support into employment and Job Search advice.

By the end of their first year in the UK, the vast majority of clients are living independently but we stay in touch and offer support through a drop-in twice a week.

Referrals

Referrals to these services are made directly by the Home Office under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) eligibility criteria.

Clients access ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Cultural Orientation sessions at our Training Centre.

Syrian clients who are ready for work can access our Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP), funded by World Jewish Relief.