Notice to service users, partners and funders

The Welcoming Association – Coronavirus Measures

Updated October 2020

From 17th August our staff have started to return to the office in a limited capacity.

We will continue our online services and 1-to-1 videocalls as standard practice for now. We put the safety of all first and will not be resuming group face-to-face services yet.

Any essential 1-to-1 appointments at the office must be booked in advance with our project coordinators.

We will not be taking drop-in visits yet.

Visit our Timetable for up-to-date information about our current services.

Covid-19 emergency fund

The Covid-19 Wellbeing Fund was granted to The Welcoming Association by the Scottish Government. Please note the fund is now closed.

Useful information related to Covid-19

We have compiled links to resources related to mental health, translations of Covid-19 guidance, and information about asylum system changes and updates due to the pandemic.

Contact us

Please note that our staff are available to meet online with service users, volunteers and colleagues from partner organisations.

Please find our contact details below.

Nature of enquiry Contact person Email address
Befriending programme Life Raluy [email protected]  
Women’s group and Wee Blether Lizzie Ashworth[email protected]  
English language classes, choir David Carpenter [email protected]  
Employment, CV, interview skills David Allan [email protected]
Welcoming a Greener Future – gardening, food growing, home energy advice Adil Ibrahim [email protected]
  Chiara Puppi [email protected]
Community development and event management Jon Busby [email protected]  
Finance and HRChris Growcott[email protected]  
Volunteering enquiriesGail Vencker[email protected]
Communications enquiriesJill Stevens[email protected]
All other enquiries, such as organisational, strategy, policy and funding Tesfu Gessesse [email protected]