In light of recent government advice we have significantly adapted our services to our members. It is with a heavy heart that our Drop-In will be closed from next week until further notice.
We know that many of our members will struggle during this time so we will continue to provide our solidarity fund, food parcels and a hot meal by take-away. Food is available Tuesdays from 1pm - 2pm and solidarity fund is available Mondays by appointment only. We are taking necessary steps to ensure our staff, volunteers and members are safe during these activities. Our mentoring project will continue to run over the phone.
Many of our members already experience isolation and stress in their day to day lives and may struggle to self-isolate due to the lack of support they receive. We will be setting up a solidarity call network to provide regular welfare calls to our members, give them the latest NHS and government advice, and ensure they can access mutual aid if they are self-isolating.
We are working with our refugee organisation partners in Bristol to provide a co-ordinated response to the impact of Covid-19 on our members.
Finally, we know this will be a very difficult time for many people but if you are able to we would really appreciate your support during this time as we anticipate our fundraising to be impacted. Please support our work and response if you can by donating here:
Love, solidarity and good health.
The Borderlands team
Welcome to Borderlands!
We are a Christian charity based in Bristol that exists to work with refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants to help them from exclusion to belonging.
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We support refugees, asylum seekers and those with insecure immigration status to alleviate poverty and hardship.
We aim to create a community of welcome where we support people on their way of securing 'leave to remain' and enhance social inclusion and well-being.
We raise awareness of the needs and experiences of our members among the wider community and increase community cohesion.
We work with people regardless of race, disability, sex, age, religious belief or sexual orientation. We have a vision for a world where refugees and asylum seekers can seek sanctuary and justice, can make full use of their talents and abilities, feel valued for their contributions, and build worthwhile lives.