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Glenthorne Welcome Project

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An overview of the organisation/group:

The project is an initiative started by Glenthorne trustees to provide short respite holidays to groupsof asylum seekers, refugees and those made destitute when their asylum claim fails. We also sometimes extend the scope to include those who have volunteered or carried out reliefwork with refugees and asylum seekers.We have developed links with faith and community groups supporting asylum seekers in the urban areas across the north of England. The asylum claim process is a very stressful time, characterisedby uncertainty and often lasting for years. Mental health, social isolation and radicalisation are strong concerns. The situation becomes desperate when an asylum claim fails and the claimant isleft with no state support, barred by law from working and contributing to society, yet unable to return home for fear of persecution or death. Through the Welcome Project we provide a short break from this situation. We give welcome,support and perhaps above all, human goodwill, in a relaxing and hospitable environment with ourother guests.

During the weekends when Welcome Project guests stay with us, we make the most of Glenthorne’s beautiful and peaceful Lakeland surroundings; going for walks, trips in the boats on the lakes andstrolling round the nearby towns and villages. Our guests share friendly company with Glenthorne visitors, staff and different faiths, families and nationalities, promoting relaxed social integrationand understanding. The Project also extends practical and moral support to the staff working inasylum seeker support agencies – often overstrained in trying to meet the practical and psychological needs of people in destitution

Payment details can be obtained from Erica

Cheques and CAF Vouchers can be posted to them.

Follow the link to their "Welcome Project" page.

Official Site
full details and how to suport.

Keighley Meeting involment with the group over the years:

A list of appeals the meeting has had for this group.

April 2014
Glenthorne Welcome Project
Introduced by:
March 2015
Glenthorne Welcome Project
Introduced by: Ken
March 2021
Glenthorne Welcome Project
Introduced by: Ken

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