Slough Refugee Support

The Welfare Fund Project

To maintain a small reserve fund to help Asylum seekers and Refugees in emergency when they have no money themselves. It could, for example, be used to purchase nappies, baby milk or food for a destitute family. It could be for urgent transport, for example to attend a solicitor’s appointment.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1079776)

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Situation

In the year Apr 2009 to Mar 2010 there were 2,165 visits to our Service by needy households, and 36.5% of these visits were from households with no source of income what-so-ever. The aim is always to use the Fund in a way which enables a longer term solution to the problem. Eg a few pounds can enable a destitute person to get the photos needed to claim subsistence payments from the Home Office. Families may be at risk of hunger or a night on the street, or unable to get to a vital appointment.

Solution

Last year we spent £1,785 from the fund. Most of the payments given out were under £10.00. Just a few pounds can make all the difference to a person’s future. At the end of the year the Fund stood at £65, and we constantly need to top it up. We receive donations from individuals, faith groups and clubs. As explained, a little goes a long way, and we would be grateful for any donation from £5 to £500.