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Nottingham and Derby refugee project

Two men shopping at an outdoor market© InfoThe Red Cross supports refugees in a wide number of ways, from providing emergency provisions for those facing severe hardship to giving orientation support and friendly advice to the most vulnerable

In Nottingham and Derby, the Red Cross has developed a five-year project, working alongside other partner organisations, that supports destitute refugees and asylum seekers. The project is part-funded by the Big Lottery Fund with a grant of £491,000 and was developed in response to high levels of unmet demand.

What the project provides

  • Short-term material support to those who need it.
  • Tailored advice and orientation support to new arrivals, so that they can become self-sufficient as quickly as possible.
  • Volunteering, English language lessons and other development opportunities to improve employment prospects.
  • Awareness raising of the issues that affect refugees and asylum seekers, particularly among young people, to improve community cohesion.

The project will empower vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in Nottingham and Derby to survive destitution and successfully integrate into their local communities.

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