Awards nomination for Malvern Welcomes
Feb21

Awards nomination for Malvern Welcomes

Malvern Welcomes has been nominated for the Improving Lives award at the Pride of Malvern Hills Community Awards 2019. We are delighted to see this recognition of the amazing team effort of so many committed volunteers who give  generously of their time. We are proud to know that our work to create a culture of welcome for refugees is valued in our town.

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Volunteer Roles
Feb21

Volunteer Roles

There are lots of opportunities for you to use your talents and experience to support the work of Malvern Welcomes. If you think you could help a little with one of these roles please get in touch with us. Contact us on: info@malvernwelcomes.org.uk Speaker to schools and local groups -to raise awareness of issues relating to refugees and about the work of MW. Speaker Coordinator – to contact schools and local groups to arrange...

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7th edition of our newsletter released
Nov20

7th edition of our newsletter released

The 7th edition of our newsletter is now available on the newsletter page.

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Trustee documents added
Nov15

Trustee documents added

Our trustee report and annual account for 2017-18 have been added to our website here.

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Why two schemes?
Nov01

Why two schemes?

Readers may be aware that Malvern has now welcomed two refugee families to our town. Some may also be aware that they have arrived via two separate schemes. As the kind of provision differs under these two schemes, some explanation is required. The Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Relocation scheme (SVPR) This dates from 2015 when David Cameron, the then Prime Minister, made the commitment that the UK would resettle 20,000 Syrians in need...

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AGM and Open Meeting
Oct31

AGM and Open Meeting

Malvern Welcomes held its AGM and Open meeting on Thursday October 11th. We have now been a registered charity for just over a year and what a busy year it has been! The meeting was attended by over 60 people, who enjoyed delicious homemade baklava, made by one of the refugee families. Having been in position for the first year all the Trustees were required to resign and put themselves up for re-election. Dick Stockford, Ruth...

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July newsletter released
Aug15

July newsletter released

Our July newsletter is now available on the newsletter page – enjoy!

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50 more Syrian refugees to be relocated across Worcestershire
Feb07

50 more Syrian refugees to be relocated across Worcestershire

Thanks to Welcome groups throughout Worcestershire working closely together with Worcestershire County Council we have good news to share. This new commitment will bring the total number of refugees resettled under the Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme in Worcestershire up to 100. It follows a decision by the leaders of Worcestershire County, Bromsgrove District, Malvern Hills District, Redditch Borough,...

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Malvern Welcomes Open Evening
Nov28

Malvern Welcomes Open Evening

Report on Open evening Malvern charity aims to bring refugee families to Malvern. We had a wonderful Open Evening at the Cube on 9th November, with about 40 people celebrating the new charity, Malvern Welcomes. Cllr John Raine gave us an inspiring talk, filmed in Priory Park, welcoming the birth of the Charity and looking forward to refugee families settling in Malvern. He spoke passionately about this being one of his most important...

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Malvern Open Homes
Mar08

Malvern Open Homes

Malvern Open Homes (MOH) is a scheme being run by Malvern Welcomes, where members of the public temporarily offer spare rooms in their homes free of charge to refugees and asylum seekers who would otherwise end up homeless. Malvern Open Homes will not only seek to provide accommodation through this scheme, but also to create a support network to help individuals to get back on their feet and get on with their lives. Find out more on...

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