The Welcoming offers compassionate support to over 2,000 New Scots, including over 800 Ukrainians and 100 Afghans. Without your help, our services are at risk.
The Welcoming’s Annual General Meeting 2022 is an opportunity for you to hear more about our work and get to know our team and board.
The Scottish Government has produced Welcome Packs for New Scots. The packs are currently available in five languages: English, Russian, Dari, Ukrainian and Pashto.
We are launching a new quarterly newsletter at The Welcoming! It will include updates on The Welcoming’s events, activities and political action.
We are delighted to announce that our ESOL Teachers Team and one of our befriending volunteers have won awards through the Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2022.
The Welcoming’s health and wellbeing activities for New Scots will restart this month. Our programme supports New Scots (asylum seekers, refugees and migrants) in Edinburgh to look after their physical and mental health, and feel empowered to make personal wellbeing choices.
After a wonderful seven years, our Welcoming a Greener Future project came to an end on Thursday 31 March 2022. Since 2015 we have: Saved 701.5 tonnes Co2, held over 300 climate change activities, and engaged with over 2,000 people.
After an incredible seven years, our Welcoming a Greener Future project will be coming to a close on March 31 2022. The project has been funded by the Scottish Government Climate Challenge Fund since it began in 2015. Now, we
We call on the UK government to offer safe and legal routes to Ukrainians fleeing the conflict, as well as all others who seek sanctuary in the UK.
We look back on 2021 at The Welcoming as a year of challenge, but also as a year of opportunity – to show what we can achieve as a community. We have faced challenges to refugee and migrant rights at home and internationally, adapted our services throughout the pandemic, took climate action for our planet, and developed our approach to equality and diversity.