Is the UK a Safe Place for Refugees?

Friday 4th September 2020 - 01:45 pm

Krish Kandiah seems to think so and this is why many of them are coming here. Krish founded HomeforGood and recently has been working with the UK government to help home hundreds of children coming to the UK as refugees. Is the church stepping up this role of caring for the widows and orphans among us. Krish is challenging the church to step up.

Michael Fanstone asked Krish are any Christians helping at this time?

Right now there are asylum-seeking children, predominantly 16 and 17 year-old boys, who have fled persecution in countries such as Afghanistan, Syria, Eritrea and Sudan and are arriving in the UK alone, separated from any family support. They need a safe and supportive place to call home, however there is an acute shortage of social care placements for these children.

Home for Good is working with the Government and Local Authorities to find individuals and families who have a spare room and would be willing to provide supported lodgings for an asylum-seeking child. Together we hope to find 20 homes to give refuge to these children and develop a model for family-based resettlement that can be replicated across the UK.

The Families of Refuge project is generously funded by a philanthropist and is part of a partnership with Reset and Social Finance.

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