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Restore Annual Report 2020

2020 was quite the year for all of us.  Like so many others, here at Restore we faced a big challenge: How could an organisation focused on face-to-face befriending adapt to lockdown and social distancing?

Our amazing team of volunteer befrienders adapted to remote befriending, helping to combat isolation and loneliness when it was most needed.  We also made a total of 67 new matches in 2020, and ended the year with 117 ongoing befriending matches.

To find out more about how we dealt with 2020’s challenges, the impact remote befriending had on our refugee and and asylum seeker friends, as well as everything else that happened at Restore in 2020, read our Annual Report.  There is information about befriending, group social activities, motivating for action, working for change, a funding update and what the future holds for Restore.  Click below to read.

Other news

  • Restore Training Course Spring 2022

    Click here for more information about our next Training Course, taking place on Zoom in February.


  • Double your Donation to Restore

    Want to donate to Restore? Click here to find out how to double your donation for free!


  • Recycle your ink cartridges, raise money for Restore!

    Got any old, empty ink cartridges lying around from your printer? Find out how they could raise money for Restore…


  • Welcome to Nicole!

    Click here to find out more about Nicole, our new Befriending Women’s Worker.


  • Online Referral Form

    Find out about our new online referral form.


  • The Afghan Crisis and Campaigning

    How is Restore responding?


  • The Nationality and Borders Bill (A.K.A the Anti-Refugee Bill)

    Click here for Restore’s take on the new Nationality and Borders Bill.


  • Film showcasing befriending

    Hear from our wonderful volunteers and amazing refugee friends.


  • Guidance and resources re Coronavirus

    Includes links to NHS guidance on Covid-19 in over 40 languages and links to Government policy changes affecting asylum seekers and refugees


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