Refugee Support

Supporting refugees and asylum seekers to build independence and form community

Refugee Befriending Program

We are working with others to help create a place of genuine belonging for refugees in London.

The Refugee Befriending Program is a newer initiative funded by a grant from Camden Giving’s Equality Fund. This program aims to foster opportunities for integration, community building, and cultural understanding/exchange through events hosted at AIC. It also hopes to create a supportive and inclusive environment where meaningful connections that transcend cultural boundaries can be fostered.

One branch of the program is our Supper Club. The first Supper Club took place in the summer of 2023 and was born from a partnership with HostNation. These events are organised every few months and are put on through collaborative efforts from HostNation, dedicated volunteers, and community organisations.

West End Welcome
Resettlement Support

Following the government’s commitment to resettle refugees through a community-led sponsorship scheme, we launched West End Welcome in 2018. In partnership with Bloomsbury Baptist Church and the Westminster Quaker Meeting, we have supported and sponsored refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine, helping them adjust to life in London.

If you are interested in joining this work, we would love to hear from you!

Looking to volunteer? 

If you are looking for opportunities to become involved with an event or a Supper Club, we would be happy to welcome you along! Volunteers have the opportunity to connect with and support refugees in relational ways and help with coordinating and carrying out events hosted at AIC. 

Looking to connect?

If you work for a charity or organisation that would like to learn more about our Refugee Befriending Program, please be in touch with Brooke at [email protected].

Get in touch

We would love to connect and welcome you to become a part of our community.