Refugee Week 2021
What an incredible Refugee Week! We Cannot Walk Alone and we certainly came together to enjoy a fantastic range of activities from archery, to Bollywood dancing to African drumming and so much more across nine wonderful venues in Croydon!
Check out some of the action below in CVA’s shiny Refugee Week 2021 Infographic. For more detailed info, see their equally shiny CVA Refugee Week Report 2021.
Our Action Plan
In 2019, the Croydon Refugee and New Communities Forum undertook a listening exercise to create a picture of what migrant and refugee-led services exist in our area. The survey highlights grassroots groups, specific support activities and support groups and expresses what they felt were the prevailing needs of refugees and migrant groups.
Using the information gathered from this, the forum has devised a 5 point action plan to address the issues raised in it. Read the action plan and report below.
The Croydon Refugee and New Communities Forum is a group of refugee-led and refugee support organisations, aiming to work in partnership to improve the lives of asylum seekers, refugees and those from new communities, supported by Croydon Voluntary Action.
The forum also acts as the steering group for the We Stand Together sports project funded by the Mayor of London and Comic Relief.
We are looking to bring the voluntary and community sector together in Croydon as a Borough of Sanctuary. We welcome all groups and residents with a similar vision and ethos to join us.
To join our amazing network of support for refugees, asylum seekers and those from New Communities, click here.
We Stand Together
On the We Stand Together project, CVA are working with over 40 community organisations who are supporting refugees and are interested in the impact that sport and physical activity can have on an individuals’ mental and physical wellbeing.
Our team of volunteer Activators, who are refugees themselves, are passionate about using sport to engage people and improve their lives. CVA is providing training and support to set up informal activities for their peers. See some of the amazing people we work with below!