July Meeting | Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees

July 28, 2017 Balham WI 0 Comments

We have moved to a new venue! Starting this month we are now meeting in the beautiful Gallery at The Exhibit on Balham Station Road.
Our first meeting in the new space was a wonderful talk from Fleur Anderson of local group Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees. This group is working to make our borough more welcoming for refugees from all over and specifically is trying to work with Wandsworth Council to get more displaced people from the war in Syria to be able to settle here. Currently, although many have been pre-approved, only one family of 3 from that troubled region have been able to move here.

Fleur's talk was incredibly informative about the process for refugees to be approved to come to the UK, the current government schemes which local councils can work with to help re-settle displaced people, and the work being done here locally to help people who have had to flee their home countries. We all enjoyed the talk and learned a lot.

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