CHP steps up to help young refugees in Birmingham

CHP has made a significant contribution to helping young refugees by making sure they received more than 90 pre-packed bags of clothing, shoes and other living essentials.

The duffle bags had previously been stored on the fifth floor of Attwood Green Health Centre in Birmingham and were discovered by Operations and Relationship Manager Jake Hayden-Wright as he worked to ensure the space was ready for a major new service moving in.

He quickly realised how useful they would be for the current young refugees, including those from Afghanistan, and contacted the charity Separated Child to offer to send them to their offices.

The ruck sacks and arrival packs were transported to their Manchester depot from where they will quickly be distributed to those who urgently need them.

“We were thrilled to receive the call from Jake at Community Health Partnerships. Demand for our packs has more than doubled this summer so being able to redistribute nearly 100 packs to ensure they are available where the need is greatest is a real result, for both the charity and for the young people we support,” said Richard Hammond, CEO, The Separated Child Foundation.

Maria Houlihan from the Separated Child Foundation accepts the much-needed parcels

“I was so pleased to be able to stumble upon these arrival packs, whilst helping another valuable service move in, they will be a valuable asset for those in real need of these clothing and living essentials” said Jake Hayden-Wright, TLM at Attwood Green. “Many of these young people are arriving in the UK with nothing and I hope this will make a real difference to them in the early days of being here. I would also like to reach out to the Separated Child Foundation and thank them for working with us and providing their support, in order for us to distribute the packs to their base in Manchester, ready for those young people as soon as they arrive.”

About the Separated Child Foundation

The Separated Child Foundation offers emotional, social, financial and physical support to separated children and young people in Britain up to the age of 21. The charity also engages in educational activities that raise awareness of their needs and encourage positive responses to them. They are currently running an appeal to support young people arriving in the UK from Afghanistan.
Follow on Twitter: @separated_child

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22 September 2021

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