Around one in three refugees come into the UK via family reunion. Unlike those who arrive through the asylum process or resettlement programme, people who come into the UK on a Family Reunion visa are not offered any formal support to access services and are left on their own to navigate a complex system.
The new Family Reunion Integration Service (FRIS) will be supporting newly arrived families through core casework, and helping to reduce isolation and increase community integration through a peer buddy scheme and a peer education scheme. The flyer below includes some basic information about the new service being offered across West Yorkshire.
We are currently recruiting volunteers, and are especially keen to get applications from asylum seekers, refugees and people who have experienced being new to Leeds/Bradford. Anyone interested can apply via the link or can contact the project coordinator at [email protected] for more information.