Peckham Sponsors Refugees Public Information Meeting

A new group is being formed with the goal of bringing a refugee family from Syria to Peckham, under the community sponsorship scheme set up by Citizens UK.

This public meeting will be the first chance to find out more about how this can work and ways to get involved.


There are certain criteria including raising £9000 for essential items, a house/flat with at least two bedrooms (the family arrive with full refugee status which means they are entitled to all benefits but not council housing), and a dedicated community who can help with things from learning English and taking the family to the local shops to helping them find jobs.

A group from Herne Hill who have already successfully sponsored a family will be at the meeting, talking about their experience.

In the meantime, you can read more about the scheme at or find out more by contacting Bea Forrester on 07583 292 186 or


January 15, 2018 at 7pm - 9pm


Copleston Centre
Copleston Road
London SE15 4AN
United Kingdom
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