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Following the scenes on the news, we share your sadness at the plight of Afghan refugees. We work closely with West Sussex County Council and Horsham District Council to facilitate government schemes for such refugees, the most recent of which states the UK will take 5000 Afghan refugees in the first year and 20000 in total. In these schemes, the refugees have to register and be processed, then housing will need to be found in the UK before they are offered a place. Those who have already arrived will most likely be in hotels and other temporary arrangements near the airports until housing is found. Their clothing and hygiene needs will be met by the Home Office who supervise the schemes.
For more information about you can help Afghan refugees please view the recent newsletters.
Award Winning Volunteers
Two of our volunteers, Jane and David Casey, have had their outstanding voluntary work recognised in the Methodist Insurance Awards, runners up in the UK from over 200 nominations.
Jane and David Casey
Jane said: “We were gobsmacked – we really didn’t expect to win anything, so it was a lovely surprise. We actually dialled in to the announcement about ten seconds late, so our minister was on the phone to congratulate us before we even knew ourselves! It has been a difficult time because of COVID, and many of the things we normally do are more difficult, but hopefully it is reinforcing to people the things which really matter.”