Drop-in

Our Drop-in is an open, safe space for asylum seekers and refugees to make connections and build community. All our varied activities that we hold during our Drop-in help our members to establish belonging in their new home in Bristol. 

 

Most of our services are currently closed due to Covid-19 but we are planning to reopen very soon! 

The services we currently run are the following ones: 

Destitution support

  • We provide £10 to our members experiencing destitution for a limited number of weeks from our destitution fund. We want to ensure our members have the means to look after themselves whilst they are in a crisis so they can focus on accessing support and advice to get out of crisis.   

  • We provide access to hot showers, towels and toiletries to our members who find themselves rough sleeping. We want our members to feel dignity in their community.

Food Distribution every Tuesday from 12:30-13:30h:

  • We provide fresh vegetable and fruit bags and a hot meal to make sure our members have access to at least 1 hot meal a week. We want to ensure our members are able to get the warm food they need and share community over the common language of food!

  • We also provide food parcels of donated groceries to our members. We want to make sure our members and their families on low-income or those who are destitute have access to quality food each week!


Signposting support

  • We provide practical signposting support to our members who present us with their challenges or concerns. We want to ensure our members have access to the right information and support services to help them as they navigate the complex asylum and immigration systems. 

External partners

  • We welcome a range of external organisations and services to speak to our members about their activities or hold workshops during the drop-in. We love working with others to give our members a full range of activities and support!

  • We regularly welcome The Haven (medical support), Bristol Herbalists without Borders, community music groups and osteopaths to our drop-in. 

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Feeling inspired to help our drop-in?

Got more questions?

Our Operation manager, Caitlin Plunkett (caitlin@borderlands.org.uk) or

Operation Coordinator, Francisco Salgado, (francisco@borderlands.org.uk), 

would be happy to help!