On 1 April 2020, Restore launched a Temporary Remote Befriending scheme. Current befrienders can take on a new befriendee to contact weekly via WhatsApp video call.
It aims to reduce social isolation and promote well-being for more refugees and asylum seekers. Those identified for this scheme would be in at least one of the following categories:
The key aims are:
The Home Secretary has stated that she has not seen any specific evidence to suggest that people seeking asylum are struggling to meet their essential living needs during COVID-19! Please help change her opinion!More
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