Refugees To Marlow
Britain is currently host to less than 1% of refugees, yet we would love to provide a welcoming space here in Marlow. With the current need for hosting Ukrainian families it looks as if several families will be coming to stay in Marlow. If you are interested in hosting a Ukrainian family take a look at our information page.
We have supported several people in the local area either directly or through other established charities having been inspired by the Wycombe Refugee Partnership (WRP) and how they are supporting families to move to, and make new homes in Wycombe.
Currently, over 20 families have been helped and several volunteers from Marlow have played a crucial part in supporting these families as “befrienders”, tutors, and by providing donations.
Beyond WRP, we have also worked with another charity, Refuaid, to support access to language tuition, education, finance and meaningful employment for refugees. In 2019 and 2020 we assisted financially several language scholarships at the Marlow Language Centre and supported this with one-to-one informal conversation.
This remains however an area we can improve upon so we are looking for mentors who can provide advice and access to their networks to refugees with the same professional background.
In 2020 we started a collaboration with Sanctuary Hosting with the aim of connecting those with a spare room in their home to vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in need of accommodation. If you’d like to find out more about hosting or volunteering in support drop us an email.