via Emily Holden
“I’m delighted to let you know that Welcome Boxes is now getting started again in Leeds.
WELCOME BOXES is an excellent way for newly-arrived asylum seekers and refugees to meet local people and find their way around the local area.
Trained volunteers deliver a box filled with small gifts and local information to refugees who have recently arrived in their local area, making sure they feel welcome as they arrive. The volunteers then continue to welcome the family or individual over the next three months, helping them to access support available to them and linking them in to community.