Support for Refugee Families

Since May 2016, we have helped to gather items for welcome packs on each of the three occasions that Syrian refugee families have arrived and begun life in County Durham.

A few of us have also met some of the families to welcome, befriend and offer support (e.g. in English conversation).

We have a group, Supporting Refugees, which coordinates refugees’ needs with offers of help and donations.

If you would like to be involved please contact Sheila Alty via email to be joined up.

As well as the collection of practical items there is a continuing ministry (dependant on the area in which each group of refugees is settled) in welcoming, befriending and help with conversation.