2022 July 01

Care and Community – supporting refugees in Cumbria

The end of June marked Refugee Week, although it feels that the conversations around how we support refugees is an all year round one.

The theme of this year’s week was around ‘healing’ with people and organisations coming together to celebrate care, community and new beginnings.

Third Sector organisations have always come together around the themes of care and community and its no surprise that the sector has been responding to the needs of this community, whether they are Syrian, Ukranian, Afghan or one of the many other nationalities who have been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution or natural disaster. This support ranges from providing accessible activities, English language conversation cafes, celebration of culture events or just a person to talk to through a regular drop in.