Our drop-in is every Tuesday during term time 10.00am to 2.30pm at the Easton Family Centre, Beaufort Street Easton, BS5 0SQ .
© 2021 Refugee Women of Bristol Registered Charity Number 1171683
2021-22 was yet another challenging year as the impact of COVID-19 continued, including some restrictions. We were fortunate enough to secure more funding and receive some donations to deliver very successful services. Our collaborative funding with FORWARD helped us to continue our work on Violence Against Women and Girls. We also partnered with Bristol Refugee Rights, Borderlands, Hospitality Network and Project MAMA; together we secured the Bristol Impact Fund 2 from October 2021 for 4 years to develop joined-up and complimentary services for refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol.
Refugee Women of Bristol staff and volunteers continued to deliver holistic support to our members in-person and online. We were able to redesign our work and create tailored support for the needs of individual women. As the pandemic continued, we had some restrictions such as the number of clients that could be at our drop-in centre at any given time. In response, we provided many different services in a Covid-secure way 5 days a week.
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.