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Welcome to the Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership

The Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership (WTRRP) offers practical and emotional support in West Hertfordshire to asylum-seekers refugees and those with no recourse to public funds (NRPF), many of whom are destitute and homeless.Our mission is to help provide access to the advice and services needed, often providing long-term support until statutory services are in place.

Our Befrienders (guided by our Volunteer Co-ordinator) visit our clients, understand their needs and then, with the other members and the resources of the Project, provide services like:

  • helping fill in application forms and talking to the appropriate authorities,
  • providing basic needs including regular supplies of canned food and toiletries,
  • providing essential supplies to parents like nappies.
  • where necessary, finding ways and means to find a roof for those who are homeless,
  • helping to find legal advice, legal aid and related services.

WTRRP is not a pressure group in the area of gaining asylum or leave to remain in the UK; these are matters for other organisations. WTRRP is run by a committee with each member having defined roles and responsibilities.

WTRRP’s volunteers are discreet and are trusted by our clients. Its coordinators and Committee provide support, and review clients and their needs on a regular basis.

New volunteers are always welcome for both client contact and supporting roles: please contact , Volunteer Co-ordinator.

WTRRP now runs ESOL classes each week to help the clients develop their English language skills to be better able to live and eventually work in the UK.

WTRRP always needs donations of food, toiletries, nappies, and money. It does not receive any public funding, and gratefully acknowledges the support of many individuals and faith groups within our community. Thank you!

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Look out for Refugee Week (19th – 25th June)

This special week takes place every year with the main event being World Refugee Day on 20th June.  This is a period set aside to promote better understanding of why people seek sanctuary in the UK.

Please come to the Café in the Park, Rickmansworth, Aquadrome on 22nd and 23rd June to see a collection of treasured keepsakes that our clients hang onto that remind them of bonds with the past, their family and friends and also good experiences of things that have happened to them.

Why not stay on at the Café for the ‘supper’ fundraising event on 22nd  – all proceeds to Refugee charities in our area i.e. High Wycombe Helping Others and Third Wave Charity – Solar Lights to Refugees as well as WTRRP.

Many clients can only hold onto a few such articles but on these 2 days during Refugee Week, our clients will be sharing their mementos to enable us to visualise the pain and human cost of separation from loved ones, culture and customs to highlight that no one chooses to be in their situation.

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