Help us to help more people feel welcome, safe and dignified.

The people we meet have a wide range of issues – often made all the worse by a history of unthinkably harrowing experiences endured in their own countries or while travelling to the UK. Getting to know desperate and often completely destitute people, gaining their trust, hearing their stories and ultimately helping them to get […]

Monthly meetings are child’s play, thanks to Jan

Since Jan has been supporting play at our monthly meetings at Firstsite there has been an increase in the amount of children asking their parents to come to these meetings… Children often arrive asking ‘where is Jan?’ – she welcomes them in a way that shows where training and expertise meet real life and offers […]

Poetry book benefits refugees locally and internationally.

We were thrilled and very grateful recently to accept a £600 donation from Poetry Wivenhoe, Colchester Mosaic Stanza and Suffolk Poetry Society who donated the proceeds from their anthology ‘Towards the Light, poems of reconciliation.’ The book features many truly evocative poems, as demonstrated in the following extract from ‘ Existentialism on the Dengie Peninsula’ […]