UareUK (United to Assist Refugees UK) describes itself as a grassroots humanitarian movement dedicated to refugees and those fleeing war and persecution.  It operates in Wrexham which is one of the three dispersal areas of asylum seekers in Wales.  The organisation resources, sorts, and re-distributes donated items for refugees and asylum seekers in and around the city.  UareUK offers a twice-weekly drop-in and supports around 150 people on an ad-hoc basis per annum.

In June 2022, Allen Lane has made a grant of £4,500 to UareUK.  This will help to contribute towards rent of new premises for the organisation, so that the service can be expanded upon and run as a central hub.  It will also help towards the coordinator’s wage to help run the hub.  Having a dedicated space for the organisation will enable it to support more people and increase its activities such as running English classes, a free aid shop, foodshare scheme, set up an information point etc.  It will offer a lifeline for many, and a social meeting place that will result in people feeling less isolated or marginalised.  It will also provide space for other agencies to offer their services at.  Outcomes of the work are than people will have increased opportunities to learn and practice English and they will feel happier and less isolated through attending activities.

www.uareuk.com