This website is being created to enable communication between local people interested to offer and co-ordinate sustained, ambitious or low-key, local initiatives to support asylum seekers and refugees in the South West. We will develop this HUB of possibilities in co-ordination with and with advice from established Refugee services in Plymouth and Exeter.
In response to the energy surfacing among many of us who desire to contribute support to refugees and asylum seekers, we are establishing this website as a point of co-ordination of information about local initiative and a place people can sign onto with their contact details – signaling their offers of help, projects that need support and ideas for involving refugees in daily life.
We urge you to read carefully the guidance advice about understanding asylum seekers and refugees’ needs and realities, which experienced refugee support people have suggested to us – you can find more information under GUIDELINES.
(NB This is our starter, to-be-developed-more website, set up quickly by a kind supporter to help us get things moving, co-ordinate collaborations and network energy.)
Beyond Borders Totnes and District is working in collaboration with The British Red Cross (Plymouth), Refugee Support Devon (Exeter), Dartington Hall Trust (Social Justice), Hazelwood House and the Embracing Refugees project.
Website imagery: Le Grand van Gough, bronze sculpture by Bruno Catalano