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.
We are preparing to welcome and open our services to the new arriving Ukrainians. However, our experience shows that new arrivals need many things when they come to a foreign city, e.g. books for their children, clothing, etc., which puts additional financial pressure on our organisation. Therefore, we are asking you to lend your usual kindness and donate whatever you can through our LocalGiving.
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.
Donate to our Winter Appeal today to support refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Edinburgh through the challenges of winter, the pandemic and building lives in a new country.
Edinburgh charity The Welcoming has won the Ashden Award for Green Communities. The prize was announced at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, UK, at a ceremony attended by the President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado. The Ashden Awards honour