Today, over 20 women who have been part of our Transitions Group joined us for a meeting to discuss their progress over the year.

The Transititions Group exists to support and build the confidence of women who have been granted refugee status so that they can begin taking the next steps in rebuilding their lives with dignity in the UK.

We discussed women’s personal goals and opportunities that exist for them to begin looking for employment or volunteering opportunities so that they can continue developing their skills and contributing to their communities.

One woman, ‘Jane’, said:

“My goal for the next 5 years is to become a childminder. When I first came to Women for Refugee Women I couldn’t speak any English and my confidence was low. But because of the support I have found here I am now able to go to college.”

We are grateful to our amazing volunteer Tamanna Ali who has run the Transitions Group programme and provided so much support to the women in this group on a one-to-one basis!