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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

  • Accommodation for Afghans

    Click here to find out how you can help with Accommodation for Afghans…


  • 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.


  • Restore Training Course Autumn 2021

    Click here for more information about our next Training Course, taking place on zoom at the end of June/start of July.


  • Welcome to Catherine!

    Welcome to Catherine, Restore’s new Befriending Co-ordinator. Read on to find out more, and why she’s excited to be working with Restore.


  • New 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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