What we do

Slough Refugee Support (SRS) extends a welcome and practical help to refugees and asylum seekers both in Slough and across the Thames Valley.

Refugees are people who are seeking to rebuild their lives in a new country after fleeing from violence and fear.  They often need simple help with basic things to help them obtain their rights and to care for themselves and their families in a new country.  Because their needs vary, SRS works with them as individuals and families.unspecified

Practical advice and help given by SRS includes:

  • OISC advice and support up to Level 2/3
  • Asylum support (NASS)
  • Accessing initial benefits
  • How to access health and education services
  • Job search for those eligible to work
  • Sewing, IT and Life in the UK Classes, with creche support

Additionally, our Family Support Worker helps families access medical, educational and social support and she works closely with women to help them settle into their new communities.  She organises Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Awareness sessions.

Ali, from Sudan, had little work experience in the UK.  We referred him to a charity shop as a volunteer, which was a great success.  The manager phoned us to say, “Send more Alis!”

Our specially trained volunteers, supported by a small staff team, have a deep understanding of the issues that refugees face day to day.  We help refugees to access the right help at the right time and encourage them to become self-reliant and mutually supportive.

If you are a refugee or asylum seeker, please come to see us.  You will be welcomed and we will do our best to help you.  Our drop-in sessions are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 12noon.

Please email Taz Mohammed, our Chief Exec, on Taz@sloughrefugeesupport.org.uk