Type of post: Choir news item
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: Elaine Flint
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 12 Sep 2023
The Choir is supporting Borderlands “from exclusion to Belonging” Borderlands is a Bristol-based charity dedicated to combating exclusion and promoting belonging for asylum seekers and refugees in our community. They run a diverse range of projects aimed at providing support, guidance, and opportunities for those who have sought safety in the UK.

Projects include:

Welcome Centre: They offer a nutritious hot meal served once a week, a social supermarket offering fresh food to take away, a safe space for advice and support and a variety of member-led activities including art sessions, dance and health wellbeing sessions.

Learning Project: They offer weekly English classes to empower members with language skills.

Mentoring: They facilitate six-month partnerships with trained mentors, working together with members to achieve specific goals for their future.
Their impact reaches far and wide, transforming lives and building a stronger community. Since the beginning of this year (Jan 2023), they have registered an astounding 222 new members across Borderlands. That's 343 people who have already walked through the doors of their Welcome Centre in East Bristol, seeking help and finding hope.