We are the only multi-ethnic, multi-faith organisation that specifically targets the needs of refugee women in Bristol, we are directly governed by women of the refugee and asylum seeking community.

Refugee Women of Bristol provide services to disenfranchised groups over and above the generic category of ‘refugee’, and routinely reach cohorts of women that other service providers overlook or are unable to access.

What we value the most

Empowerment

To create an environment of role modelling and opportunities to grow.

Safety

Provide welcoming, supportive, and accessible spaces for all.

Sharing

We use asset-based approaches where everyone contributes and learns new skills.

User-directed

All our trustees and members have lived experience and are best placed to design and direct culturally appropriate services.

Respect

To promote a diversity of cultures, faiths, and views.

Confidentiality

Confidential services ensuring everyone’s details are protected in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Can you give a welcome Gift?

Donate £10 and help support one of our asylum-seeking members access essential food

120

Vulnerable people a week were contacted by Our Food Hub

22

Online workshops with a wide range of supportive topics were facilitated by our staff

1097

Sessions of support were given by our Community Workers to 126 women

114

Women in need were supported by our Befriend volunteers

£4600

Worth of funding was distributed to vulnerable families

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1 week ago

Jess Walker
Participants wanted - Skills 4 Social Purpose ProgrammeThis brand new, recently commissioned programme is being delivered in partnership with The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and a whole host other partner organisations spanning the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sectors. The programme is funded by the Community Support Fund. The programme will support 30 women from priority groups that have been identified as facing multiple barriers to entering the VCSE sector, either as a volunteer or as paid employee but who would like to find out more about this and have lots to offer. The programme will provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on the lived experience, knowledge and skills they can bring to the VCSE sector. Participants will be supported to complete a programme of study, a series of interesting workshops delivered by local experts, and a voluntary placement within a VCSE organisation. Peer support, and getting to know the other women taking part, will also be a key benefit. We are currently working with a range of partner organisations to develop placements spanning: Advice and Advocacy; Arts and Culture; Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees; Childrens’ Services; Community Support; Digital and Technology; Health and Wellbeing; Food and Food Poverty; Homelessness; Older Peoples’ Services; The Outdoors; Support for people with physical, mental or neurological disability/neurodivergence; Social Media and Journalism and many, many more! For those interested, support can also be offered around setting up your own organisation. We are now taking expressions of interest from those wishing to join the programme. Do you identify as a woman? AND Live in Knowle/Filwood; Southmead; or Lawrence Hill? *These areas are currently be prioritised but may be extended. AND are one or more of the following: From Black, Asian or other Ethnic communities (BAME or BIPOC) A lone parent Have other caring responsibilities Are you interested in meeting other women, reflecting on your skills, learning new things and support to do a voluntary placement that interests you? If so, please email [email protected] to find out more. We will be taking expressions of interest until the middle of August so please get in touch asap to reserve your spot! VOSCUR is able to help with childcare, travel/transportation and access to technology if you require help with this in order to participate. ... See MoreSee Less
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