The families arriving in Northern Ireland under the VPR scheme are by definition vulnerable people. Upon arrival, many require assistance to help with integration and to gather together practical items which aid settling into a new home and environment. Some family members will have significant complex needs and are in need of extra resources. The scheme requires meticulous and structured planning and in addition to the support from government and the statutory sector, goodwill donations from members of the public and organisations are greatly appreciated.
Northern Ireland has welcomed 25 groups of refugees from Syria (1,815 people) under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme since December 2015. Community engagement and support is necessary for the sustainability of the work Bryson Care coordinates through assisting resettled refugees in Northern Ireland with practical goods and basic household Starter Pack items. Contribution is greatly appreciated.
1. You can send a cheque to the address below for the amount you wish to donate. Please make the cheque payable to 'Bryson Care' with a covering letter specifying 'Northern Ireland Refugee Resettlement Consortium'.Bryson Care 2 Rivers Edge 13-15 Ravenhill Road Belfast BT6 8DN
Money donated is used to buy Starter Pack items for the refugees and to support refugee families in times of crisis.
2. Any furniture and practical goods that you wish to donate please send them to the following charitable organisation below. Please specify that the donated items are for the 'VPRS refugee programme'.Kiltonga/Storehouse North Down Charity 9 Enterprise Road, Bangor, BT19 7TA http://storehousenorthdown.com/ Contact: Brian or Helen: 07748 235 009
Kiltonga/Storehouse North Down work in partnership with the Northern Ireland Refugee Resettlement Consortium.