Our drop-in is every Tuesday during term time 10.00am to 2.30pm at the Easton Family Centre, Beaufort Street Easton, BS5 0SQ .
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2020-21 was a challenging and sad year but it also brought many opportunities to expand our work and reach out to more women. Due to the pandemic, Refugee Women of Bristol (RWoB) provided all its services via telephone and email. All our frontline staff are bilingual and can support most clients in their first language which attracted many new members who needed support.
Our work strategy has changed: to meet the needs of our members during the pandemic, we brought together all our services and shared resources, staff expertise and delivered a 5-day week service. We were able to secure some emergency funding to increase staff hours to enable them to plan, debrief and attend online training. This approach meant that our members’ needs are met, that they are connected and feel part of the community. Moving online, views and concerns are discussed and responded to swiftly. In this approach, we also maximize our reach, staff time and resources.
Providing access to information on issues such as health, welfare, childcare, education, housing, training, and employment.
Organising social events/outings to give women a chance to build friendship networks
Enabling women to access support from bi-lingual community workers and ensuring written information is translated or interpreted verbally.
Outreach work to increase participation of women in the group from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
Making links with local and national organisations, which will support the work and the development of the organisation.
Delivering leisure and social opportunities.
Developing the Board of Trustees through a programme of support and training so the organisation can be managed effectively.
Provision of free educational opportunities with the support of an on-site free crèche.
Informing service providers about the needs of refugee women through workshops, presentations and by raising RWOB’s profile at community events.
Enabling women to have a say in the development of services that may affect their lives.