Community Support

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WLS Drop-in for Families Seeking Asylum in 2023

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! 

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 Naddy Vidot  

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