With an increase in Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASCs) in Suffolk, at SRS we are providing more focused work with young refugees. We have appointed a Youth Coordinator and are working closely with other agencies to ensure joined-up services for this highly vulnerable group.

  • We provide advice and advocacy to young people through our regular drop-in services, and a fortnightly drop-in session with a Refugee Council children’s adviser
  • We run a weekly ‘Homework Group’ for refugees and asylum seekers aged 11-18 years old for help with English, maths, science and IT
  • We work in partnership with Ipswich Community Media’s “New Beginnings” project, which engages young people in music, media and radio workshops
  • In conjunction with Eastern Fostering Services we run a support group for carers who are fostering asylum seeking children

We are also looking for one-day-a-week volunteering opportunities suitable for under-18 year old refugees and asylum seekers – click here for more details. If you can help or would like more info on any of the above, please contact Cathy: cgonzalez@suffolkrefugee.org.uk