This Project aims to befriend and support asylum seekers and refugees in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. It operates from a community venue on three days each week, and offers various activities, projects, trips and events, and also helps with food parcels and specific support to people who are destitute. A befriending scheme works on a one-to-one basis, as well as in groups, and the Project also offers drop-in sessions with English lessons at differing levels.
The Foundation has offered a grant of £3,290 towards its work supporting women. The Project runs a women’s group which aims to be a welcoming, safe space for the women to connect, share experiences, and make friendships. The work will benefit women by increasing their confidence in having better understanding and knowledge of life in the UK, and through lessening their social isolation and feelings of loneliness. Women will also be able to access English lessons through Access, signposting or befriending.