Taunton Welcomes Refugees

This charity is based in Taunton, and works with refugees and asylum seekers across a much wider area of West Somerset. Some are accommodated through the dispersal system to the area, and others in a pre-dispersal hotel in the area that houses over 250 asylum seekers. Taunton Welcomes Refugees helps people on a case-by-case basis, aiming to help them with whatever they need.  This includes befriending support, English conversation and social sessions, a signposting service, access to food parcels, household goods and bikes for example.  Regular drop-ins are run for people to access advice and support.

The Foundation has contributed £6,656 over two years towards the salary of the only paid worker, the part-time administrator.  This post provides the administration and infrastructure that enables the volunteers and trustees to run the charity and its services and activities.  The worker is crucial in enabling the work of the charity to run smoothly, effectively and efficiently, and to continue supporting asylum seekers across the area.