TogetherintheUK is a resource for everyone who has migrated here, whether you have come here for work, to study, for family reasons or have arrived here as a refugee.
As it is Refugee Week though and celebrating 20 years, we want to highlight just three of the new organisations that have sprung up in response to the challenge of supporting people who have arrived here as a result of terrible events in their countries of birth. Many of these new organisations are thinking very creatively about what support people might need.
One of our favourites is the Welcome Kitchen and Cinema. The idea is very simple, you go and watch a film and have a fabulous dinner cooked by people from all over the world. People who have arrived as asylum seekers and refugees don’t pay but everyone else does. The next event is on June 27th and this one looks like a real treat as the film is The Black Panther. See Welcome Cinema and Kitchen for more details and to book!
Another really creative idea is The Refugee Entrepreneurial Network, we know that many people who migrate are entrepreneurial but it can be difficult to start your own business in a new country and without a network. So, for people who perhaps find it difficult to find a job but have a good idea, this is the place to go.
Timepeaceapp is a not for profit organisation that creates opportunities for locals, asylum seekers and refugees to meet, share skills and do activities together for free using a mobile app. The app is currently being tested so not yet available but check out the link here. It is this week organising a football game in Regents Park on the 23rd June and Rounders/Baseball in Tooting on the 24th.
So, London provides many different ways of connection. And of course, we are planning our own event– this one targeted at everyone. Please join us for a Wellbeing Walk in Hyde Park from 10.00-12.30 on July 7th to celebrate our multicultural and diverse country.