Stories

Access to the COVID-19 vaccination for migrants and refugees

In the beginning of December 2020, the UK started with the vaccination program for COVID-19. Since we live in a pandemic, there has been much (mis-)information around and about COVID-19 ...
Planning our first Awareness Workshop about the hostile environment and NRPF (no recourse to public funds)

Planning our first Awareness Workshop about the hostile environment and NRPF (no recourse to public funds)

This morning we held a meeting where we worked through the itinerary for our upcoming NRPF awareness workshop next Wednesday on 10th February 2021. A few of the SLRA team ...
SLRA Women’s Group Session: “Should colonial statues be removed and what should happen to them?”

SLRA Women’s Group Session: “Should colonial statues be removed and what should happen to them?”

Two weeks ago, Samina, a member of the consultation team for Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity, facilitated a listening exercise with our women group. The aim of the session was ...
There’s nothing like dinosaur dancing around your room, to wake you up on the weekend!

There’s nothing like dinosaur dancing around your room, to wake you up on the weekend!

Our weekly ZOOM Kids’ parties with our most amazing kids facilitator Tamara Astor have been running since mid-March and will continue to cheer us up throughout the grey and cold ...
A message from SLRA’s women group

A message from SLRA’s women group

At South London Refugee Association (SLRA), we have not only continued our immigration advice services remotely during the COVID19 lockdown, but also looked at ways to make people still feel ...
Behind the scenes – Women Group and Kids activities volunteer Tamara

Behind the scenes – Women Group and Kids activities volunteer Tamara

Our staff and volunteers at the SLRA work on such a personal level, they often end up bringing more to the role than even they expected. Tamara is one of ...
Behind the scenes – ESOL volunteer Sarah and how to teach during lockdown

Behind the scenes – ESOL volunteer Sarah and how to teach during lockdown

Our clients are at diverse stages on the journey to lay new foundations for themselves and their families here in the United Kingdom; seeking safety and build independent lives for ...
Behind the scenes – Meet our local community bringing in donations

Behind the scenes – Meet our local community bringing in donations

An important part of what we do here at the SLRA, is liaising with other charities, businesses, local community groups and wonderful individuals; to adapt to the unexpected circumstances during ...
Behind the scenes – delivery volunteer driver Mick

Behind the scenes – delivery volunteer driver Mick

One of the SLRAs’ most recent recruits is the charmingly candid, Mick. Being only four weeks into his time with us, Mick serves as a Volunteer Driver during the COVID ...
Looking behind the scenes – Volunteer portrait: Celestine Obiora Agbo

Looking behind the scenes – Volunteer portrait: Celestine Obiora Agbo

Here at the SLRA, we assist clients from origins that span the globe, and who have so many intricacies in their needs surrounding asylum, immigration and refuge. If you were ...
First weeks working during COVID 19

First weeks working during COVID 19

The last weeks since the COVID19 Corona virus outbreak have been very challenging for all of us. But while we had to come up with completely new ways to continue ...