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Herts Welcomes Syrian Families

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Dear friends

As we approach the year end we are delighted that we have, thanks to all your generous donations, met the families needs this year. We are making Christmas gifts of £50 to each family in the county at a cost of about £2,350. If finances allow we will make similar or larger gifts next summer during the school holidays.
We are unsure how many families will come in 2019 and are budgeting for another 12. We have found that we need about £600 per family to provide tv's plus a licence plus other essential items which means that we need over £7,000 to meet these needs. In addition to this the 47 families already here need ongoing support.

The needs of these families are becoming more apparent: help with language classes including travel costs; help into employment; health issues; laptops for adults & children; social meetings with support groups; outings at weekends & school holidays. Lack of adequate language skills is the main barrier to them settling in the UK. In 2018 we began addressing this problem by employing a part time Language Support Co-ordinator who has now built up a network of 30 volunteers providing 1:1 support to selected family members. This vital work will continue in 2019.
In total we need at least £25,000 and with your support we are sure that we can achieve this.

Charity No: 1172687

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