Community Support

Find out more about the WLS Drop-in for Families Seeking Asylum in 2022

West London Synagogue welcomes families with children and of all faiths and ethnic origins who are seeking asylum in the UK. We rely on volunteers to help provide a hot meal, grocery vouchers, clothing, toiletries, companionship, and advice for families who have fled life-threatening violence or persecution in their countries of origin.   

There are many ways to support our Drop-in Centre, from donating nappies and food to pitching in and volunteering here at the West London Synagogue. Keep in mind that all of our volunteers were once first-timers, so inexperience need not be an impediment to your participation! All sessions run from 1:30pm through 5:00pm at West London Synagogue on the third Sunday of every month. 

Families seeking asylum face institutional poverty in the UK, which often hits children the hardest. They live in temporary accommodation, frequently moved across the city, if not the country, making it hard to build momentum in schooling and build networks of support and community. These families  receive a tiny stipend on which to live and regularly have to make impossible decisions between clothing, medicine, hygiene and food. 

With our support, and the support received from the wider network of synagogue and other asylum seeker Drop-Ins, we succeed in ameliorating this poverty whilst we support families as they get the legal support that can change their status and get them on a path to establishing their lives in the UK. 

To volunteer, or enquire further, please contact Nic Schlagman  

Upcoming dates for 2023: 

  • Sunday, 22 January 2023
  • Sunday 19 February 2023
  • Sunday 19 March 2023
  • Sunday 16 April 2023
  • Sunday 21 May 2023
  • Sunday 18 June 2023
  • Sunday 16 July 2023
  • Sunday 20 August 2023
  • Sunday 10 September 2023
  • Sunday 15 October 2023
  • Sunday 19 November 2023
  • Sunday 17 December 2023

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