We are immensely proud of what we have achieved together.
- Over the years, 22 refugee families have come to us for support.
- Many offers of assistance and support have been facilitated in various ways.
- We have many active volunteers and professional people in the SSR support team.
Shropshire Supports Refugees (SSR) began as a welcome group for Refugee Action in 2016. Amanda Jones and a group of her friends started arranging collections of items for arriving families who were resettling in Shropshire under the governments VPRS.
Through a closed Facebook group Amanda set about coordinating the many offers of informal help, donations and friendship from local people.
In 2017, Shropshire Supports Refugees became a not for profit Community interest company and started to
promote awareness of the migration crisis and the needs of the refugee community in Shrewsbury and Shropshire.
Towards the end of 2021 SSR gained charity status and is now a registered CIO.