Migrant Connections Festival

Last Saturday, the Woodlawn Center next to our office in Streatham was changed into a magical and colourful place full of joy, relaxation, and community. Many people came from all over south London to stand in solidarity with each other, to learn something new, to increase their well-being, or to just eat together. After one […]

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30 Years SLRA – This is a reason to celebrate

2021 is a special year for SLRA as it marks our 30th anniversary. From our beginnings as a small association of community groups sorting asylum seekers and refugees in Merton in 1991, our amazing organisation has seen many changes but has consistently provided the care, advice and support that vulnerable migrants across South West London have needed.   There have been […]

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Youth Group Enjoys Weekly Adventures

In the last three weeks, the youth group was busy exploring London and going on many adventures!   It’s tradition that over the summer break, SLRA staff and all of the young people who attend the Youth Club sessions, head out on different trips, instead of participating in regular activities. This year, the young people had lots of exciting days-out planned: from London Zoo and ice skating in Streatham to exploring the Natural […]

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ESOL Garden Party

written by Sarah, one of the ESOL teachers After almost 86 online lessons on Mondays and Thursday over 16 months of Lockdowns the ESOL team finally got to reunite with some of our students at a garden party at the Woodlawn Centre today. Students came from as far away as Wembley and Hammersmith to join […]

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A Story-Telling Community Quilt

Last year, when the Lockdown started, the SLRA Women’s Group decided to make their own community quilt. A quilt is a large piece of fabric made up of smaller pieces of fabric that are then sewn together.   Each woman received a bag of different fabrics, stitching materials, needles and buttons. Most of the materials were […]

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