Whilst there has been constant war, calamity and oppression in the world over the past 20 years, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum has been a proud ambassador for the human rights of those fleeing from danger in their homelands to seek asylum in the UK. As the range and depth of the needs of people we work with are increasingly distressing and the political climate is becoming harsher over time, we are honoured to stand in solidarity with those seeking asylum in our country. We provide specialist advice and support, and campaign for a fairer asylum system.
Today on our 20th Birthday, we want to thank all our supporters who have stood by us over the past two decades. With your help we have assisted thousands of refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world through the complex immigration, asylum and welfare systems and have supported them to rebuild their lives in our City and County. Our committed staff and volunteers (many of whom are asylum seekers or refugees) go above and beyond to help our service users settle in the local community, resolve their day-to-day issues and make them feel more hopeful about their futures.
Together we are determined to continue creating a safe and welcoming environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, for as long as necessary.
– Matt Atkins, Director and Jennie Fleming, Chair