To: VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS From: Jane Bailey, Deputy Manager 13th May 2020

We hope that everyone is well and staying as safe as possible. We would like to assure you that whilst we may not be together we are continuing to provide support to our asylum seekers in the best way possible and we are thankful for the ongoing support of our volunteers, both practical and remote. The management team are in regular contact with the chair and trustees and are continually monitoring the government advice and guidelines to ensure 1. we are operating in a safe and responsible way 2. we are providing the best possible support to our service users within those constraints.

It is vital that we regularly review our operational policies and procedures and adjust wherever necessary and that we also continue to listen to the needs of our asylum seekers and make the necessary changes to meet those needs. We have discussed the recent government announcements and have concluded that at this current time we will not be making any adjustments to our operational structure. Our top priority remains the health and safety of our service users, volunteers and staff. To clarify, the safety measures we have in place and way we have been operating will remain the same.

We will continue to keep up to date with the government guidelines and review our own policies to ensure we adhere to these. You will all be notified of any changes.

Take care and stay safe. Kind Regards, Jane

GARDEN EQUIPMENT

A single Mum with refugee status wants to make her garden accessible for her two children.

 She needs secateurs, a manual hedge cutter, spade and fork and some grass seed.  If you can help, please contact Jane. Another Mum needs a lawn mower if there is one out there that nobody wants!

Thank you.

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