Through our K&C New Arrivals programme we work with local organisations that actively make a difference in the lives of those who have recently arrived in London as refugees.
Here, we are proud to be part of the New Arrivals Network in London, a network of organisations and individuals united by a common goal – to provide essential support and assistance to refugees as they embark on their journey to rebuild their lives.
We do this, as we firmly believe that every person deserves a warm and compassionate welcome, and in this, our goal is to connect new arrivals with the support they need to feel secure in their new community
What You Can Expect
We use our K&C New Arrivals project to highlight important organisations and projects that are of value to people who are newly arrived and to advertise volunteering opportunities that are relevant in the refugee community.
Within the K&C New Arrivals community, we assist a diverse range of individuals, including those in the Asylum system, participants in the Homes for Ukraine scheme, refugees (including those facing the challenge of leaving Asylum accommodation within 28 days), and anyone else who is new here and in need of support.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
One of the many ways you can get involved and make a meaningful impact is through the Clothes Bank initiative. We believe that access to essential clothing items is not only a matter of comfort but also one of dignity. The Clothes Bank is a hub where community members can donate gently used clothing and accessories, and volunteers like you can help sort, organise, and distribute these items to those in need.
Volunteering at the Clothes Bank is a hands-on way to connect with new arrivals, hear their stories, and provide them with essential items that can improve their quality of life. It’s an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself and make a tangible difference in the lives of others.
Opportunities and Projects for New Arrivals
Pan-London ASCENT offers safe accommodation and hub for survivors with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF).
This project has a dedicated helpline on 03003731155 (opening hours 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday). Referrals can be made by professionals, or by self-referring survivors who have NRPF at all levels of risk living in safe accommodation.
Join Us Today
We believe that volunteering is not just an act; it’s a way of life. By becoming a part of our new arrivals community and supporting the projects and organisations we work with, you can play a vital role in supporting refugees and new arrivals in Kensington and Chelsea.