Seeking Sanctuary in Birmingham with RESTORE

Restore logoWho is fleeing persecution and seeking sanctuary?

Please join Restore, a project of Birmingham Churches Together supporting refugees and people seeking sanctuary, for three training sessions for those interested in asylum issues or becoming befrienders

Thursdays 26th February and 12th & 19th March 2015
7.15 – 9.15pm at Carrs Lane Conference Centre, Birmingham city centre, B4 7SX

Restore’s training is offered to all those who are interested in becoming volunteer befrienders of asylum seekers and refugees. Anyone wishing to gather further information on asylum and refugee issues is also welcome. (NB There is no obligation to volunteer with Restore at the end of the course!)

Befrienders MaleWeek one: introduction to Restore and an overview of asylum issues, exposing some of the media myths about asylum, introduction to befriending and hearing the personal experience of a befriender

Week two: introduction to the asylum application process and hearing the first-hand experience of a refugee

Week three: the practicalities of befriending including guidelines, qualities, boundaries, cross cultural issues and the support offered to volunteers.

All sessions include interactive elements.

Woman BefrienderTo find out more about volunteering as a befriender follow this link

“Befrienders are excellent at providing the invisible things like just showing you around, being a friend, providing company, giving you a feeling of normal life.” Quote from an asylum seeker

Photo of Jeremy ThompsonTo book a place please contact Jeremy Thompson, Befriending Co-ordinator of RESTORE and one of our Living Stones Mission Partners.  Telephone  0121 236 0069 or email



To find out more about the work of RESTORE click on the image  or follow the link

Restore logo with Africa centre







14th Jan 2015 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 0

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