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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Refugees Welcome Here – a short film
Dec04

Refugees Welcome Here – a short film

A short film about the war in Syria and the refugees from...

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Ask a Muslim woman…
Sep29

Ask a Muslim woman…

An interesting and informative public meeting with Julie Siddiqi will be held on Thursday 20th October at 7.30 at the Coach House Theatre, Malvern. Admission £5 (£2 for students). For more information click...

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Solidarity with Refugees, London Sept 2016
Sep20

Solidarity with Refugees, London Sept 2016

We are proud that so many people from Malvern came to London to show that people in our town stand in solidarity with refugees. It was very moving to be there with so many thousands of people from all over the UK uniting to call on Theresa May and the UK government to lead the way towards a more human global response to the millions fleeing conflict. We cannot ignore this terrible situation with so many people dying and suffering. We...

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Arts charity invites you to its new facility in Malvern
Sep19

Arts charity invites you to its new facility in Malvern

Arts charity ABC invites you to its new arts facility THE SPACE in Malvern. The charity believes in the power of story telling, aiming for personal and social transformation through music, poetry, dance, art and drama. For more information...

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