Independent Living Advice Volunteer, Wakefield - Refugee Council

Independent Living Advice Volunteer, Wakefield

About the Resettlement Team
The UK government has committed itself to a Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS) and the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Programme (VCRS) whereby people fleeing persecution from Syria and other regions are selected and processed in the region of origin and brought to the UK with their status already determined. Under these schemes a specific quota of refugees will be coming to the UK for resettlement. The Resettlement Team in Yorkshire and Humberside provides advice and support for resettled refugees to help them access services and mainstream provision, and establish community links. Working closely with local stakeholders and in partnership with other voluntary sector agencies running similar services across the UK, the Refugee Council resettlement team promotes both the integration and independence of this group. The Independent Living Advice Service is provided to resettled refugees that have concluded their first intensive 12 months support from Refugee Council, and so the focus is heavily on increasing the independence of the clients.

The Volunteer Role
Volunteers will have the opportunity to support the Resettlement Team by carrying out a variety of tasks for the Independent Living Advisor and their clients who have been in the UK for between 1 and 5 years. This support include meeting with clients at the drop-in (a session where clients meet with their Independent Living Advisor to discuss any issues they have had, or

For more information please see the attached Task Description – Refugee Starter Pack Pick Up Volunteer

To apply please complete the attached application form and send to Fleur Gribble. Application_Form_Volunteering_2018