Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Founded in 1998, it is held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20 June.
Refugees and asylum seekers can face a number of challenges as they make their lives in the UK and Ireland. At Extern we are one of three main delivery partners in the provision of specialised resettlement support to individuals and families arriving into Northern Ireland under the UK Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS).
Our staff work intensively with individuals and families from their point of arrival, and as they transition to their new home and resettle in their local communities, providing a holistic assessment of needs, practical support and link-up with statutory services.