Winter Appeal: The Bigger Picture The biggest challenge we face this winter is undoubtedly, the cost of living crisis which is why this is the focus for our Winter Appeal. Across the UK, society’s most vulnerable face worsening conditions. According
We are launching a new quarterly newsletter at The Welcoming and we would love for you to subscribe! What information will you receive? The newsletter includes updates on The Welcoming’s events, activities, salient political issues and how to get involved
The Welcoming’s Friendship project supports New Scots (refugees, asylum seekers and migrants) to overcome social isolation and build community in Edinburgh. Through one-to-one and group befriending activities, participants are empowered to develop new skills and share their knowledge with others.
This month celebrates Black History Month across the UK which includes a programme of educational events and exhibitions in Edinburgh. We have put together our top picks of events in Edinburgh that encourages conversation and helps us understand the impact
The Welcoming celebrates the contributions of over sixty volunteers who support asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Edinburgh. Volunteers of The Welcoming gave over 2,400 hours to the charity in the past year, a contribution equal to more than £40,000.
The Welcoming will be closed for the following public holidays and service breaks throughout 2023. Public Holidays On public holidays, there will be no activities or classes. The office will be closed and staff will not be contactable. Monday 2nd
The Welcoming’s Director, Tesfu Gessesse, reflects on the approach of the Scottish Government and local authorities to the crisis in Ukraine, and on the experiences of Ukrainians in Edinburgh.
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.