We are delighted to be reopening The Welcoming office on a limited basis and expanding our hybrid approach to classes and activities. This means continuing to offer our services online, while creating more opportunities to connect in person.
We are delighted to announce that three of our wonderful volunteers have won awards through Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2021. Our former Befriending Manager Life Raluy has also been commended for her work while she was with us.
We recognise that Pride month is more than a celebration. It is a time for protest and solidarity. A time for reflecting on the progress of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement and what remains to be achieved.
The Welcoming is lucky and proud to have so many volunteers. Thank you, for the 2000+ hours you offered in 2020-21. Thank you to the 58 of you who are with us now, supporting our staff and our services but above all, supporting the New Scots who are now settled here and call Edinburgh home. You are helping make Edinburgh a more welcoming place.
The Immediate Priorities Fund will provide Sainsbury’s shopping vouchers to The Welcoming Association service users who are currently unemployed, temporarily out of work or in a situation with precarious working conditions due to Covid-19.
Donate to our Winter Appeal today to support asylum seekers, refugees, and migrant workers in Edinburgh through the challenges of winter, the pandemic and building lives in a new country.
All of our staff members will be on annual leave from Wednesday 23rd December 2020 – Monday 4th January 2021. Online services will resume the week of Monday 11th January.
The Immediate Priorities Fund is available to asylum seekers and refugees who are registered members and attending the Welcoming Association’s activities and classes.
At The Welcoming, we are proud to present our new logo, donation system and plans for the future.
As we celebrate Black History Month 2020 at The Welcoming Association, we acknowledge and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the many Black people in Scotland and elsewhere. However, 2020 has been a challenging year for Black people all over