What we do

sixth form@st jo's 075Practical help, advice and advocacy are provided through drop-in advice sessions, run by WERS’ multi-lingual support worker and trained volunteers.
WERS also offers home visits for those who find it difficult to visit WERS’ offices, a Hardship Fund, providing emergency payments to clients in extreme need and we also provide clothing, household items, toiletries and other practical items.

Emotional support is offered through the Befriending Scheme, the only designated service for refugees and asylum seekers in the city.  WERS has also recently launched Skillsmatch, a supported volunteering project for clients that matches their skills and interests with volunteering opportunities in the community, via a bespoke online platform.

WERS also delivers an extensive awareness-raising, education and training programme which addresses the need for accurate information about asylum seekers and refugees and challenges the still prevalent negativity surrounding asylum seekers and refugees.

Sauda and RuffineWERS’ volunteer programme offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities: befriending, support work, outreach casework, drop-in helpers, Skillsmatch volunteers, admin support and gardening. WERS currently has 80 volunteers whose work is highly valued and significantly enhances the work of the charity.
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