About REAP

What’s on at REAP March – July 2019

1st April 2019   All welcome
To a BIG morning
of learning ENGLISH

Mon 1ST April 2019
All morning 9.30 to 1.30

April 1st Monday 2019, The Yiewsley Home Group invites everyone to a Community Lunch, at Yiewsley Methodist Halls – Upstairs (next to Wilkos)  Yiewsley  UB7 8ES  11.30 – 1.30 (funded by The People’s Health Trust).  Please ring 01895 441530.  This is a relaxed sociable lunch to welcome and meet people who live in Yiewsley and West Drayton and around the area, or who have moved here in recent years.

Current English List of Community English Groups near Hillingdon and Southall, updated 1st Feb 2019
       Every Monday morning in school term time: Yiewsley Home Group  ‘At Home in English’ Basic group      ‘At Home in English Intermediate English UB7 8ES
      Every Thursday morning in school term time: REAP/Healthwatch Group 10-12, at Healthwatch, Pavillions Shopping Centre, Uxbridge, next to TKMaxx

For other groups in the area, please look at the list of ‘Community English Groups’ in the link above.

March 20th Wednesday, 2019  Yiewsley Home Group welcomes you to  “Communicate with Confidence with formal organisations”  a workshop for:
=Building your own skills and confidence so you have better communications with staff in formal organisation;
=Dealing with anxiety about talking to staff;
=Feeling positive and able to improve things for yourself and your neighbours and friends
Feel Empowered, Confident And ‘At Home’ In Yiewsley”
Where?  At Key House, 106 High Street, Yiewsley  UB7 7BQ
Ring or email YHG via REAP to book a place  rachaporn@reap.org.uk,  01895 441530

April 26th Friday 2019  Community English group leaders and volunteers network meeting, volunteers, new trainees, staff and trainers welcome.

July 4th 2019, Making Refuge Real  :  REAP’s Annual Refugee Networking Conference in West London and REAP AGM, details to follow.
Thanks to Everyone for your involvement and support for ‘What is “Refuge”?’ Refugee Networking Conference July 2017   and Building New Lives – Refugees in West London  4th July 2018
We are now planning our next refugee networking conference on 4th July 2019.
It will continue to build on themes from the earlier conference to ask how do people make refuge a reality in West London?

Next date TBC  Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees – an interactive workshop for people who find themselves working with refugees.  It costs REAP about £25 per person to run this workshop.  Due to generous donations, we are able to offer places FREE to REAP Members, Yiewsley Home Group members, residents of UB7 and some volunteers from other areas.    Unfortunately we don’t have other funding for these workshops at present, so we have to ask paid staff to contribution £25 per person to keep the workshops running.  If £25 is a problem and might mean you don’t think you can come to the workshop, please contact us, (invoices/receipts available).


Recent events

March 2019  (four days) – by Voluntary Action Harrow  Introductory Training for Community Interpreters

Jan 30th Networking Event – Refugees, Home, Homelessness, Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Afternoon:  Extended Campaign workshops

Jan 24th Yiewsley Home Group strategy and sustainability – partnership with REAP Joint Steering Group meeting.

Dec 2018 and Feb 2019 “Working with Asylum-Seekers and Refugees”
Introductory workshop for professionals who work in other fields
Next date to be confirmed, please email sarah@reap.org.uk for details
An interactive workshop for professionals who work in other fields (eg. Primary school staff, Job Coaches, Housing, Health and Social Workers, Volunteers and Community Workers)Oct 4th REAP Extraordinary General Meeting 3pm  Email sarah@reap.org.uk

Oct 4th REAP What Next for REAP?  2019 – 2022: 
Oct 4th REAP Evening Meal with invited Friends and Guests  

July 4th 2018, REAP’s Annual Refugee Networking Conference in West London and AGM, ‘Building New Lives – Refugees in West London’

Feb 22nd 2018 Workshop on Refugee Children and Young People
REAP supporting Refugee Council, Central London.  ezechias.ngendahayo@refugeecouncil.org.uk

Jan 24th, 2018, Refugees – Home, Homelessness Destitution and Survival
REAP and HEAR Collaboration – continuing the discussion and networking,
Please email Sarah@reap.org.uk to join the mailing list for future home and homelessness-related work and events.
Materials can be found in our Resources section.
Thanks to City Bridge, Trust for London for supporting HEAR’s work
Thanks to St Martin’s Frontline Workers Network for supporting this event

July 2018  Building New Lives – Refugees in West London
Language and Interpreting
Mental and Emotional Health and Refugee Access
Home, Homelessness, Destitution and Survival

Earlier Annual Conferences
2017 6th July, ‘What is “Refuge”?  More than a stamp in a passport’
2016   Are We Prepared for Refugees in West London? A Networking Conference
2015   Opening Doors: Communication, Refugees and Language
2014   Refugee Languages, English and Interpreting
2013   Equality for Refugees – Protect the Right to Refuge:Equality for All – Prevent the Need for Refuge
2012   Small Groups – Views from Inside, Views from Outside
2011   Becoming British:
2010  Beyond Refuge
2009  Allowed to Remain!… but Allowed to Belong?
2008  Refugees and Multiple Inequalities;
2007  REAP Day of Debates

Refugee Council plus REAP Workshop for Refugee Organisations in London  Living with Mental Health: Refugee Equality and Access to Services
Refugee Women and Girls, Workshop for International Women’s Day
with HEAR Refugees – Home, Homelessness and Survival – Networking and Knowledge
hosted by HEAR, Support for Deaf Refugees ‘What REAP has Learned so Far…’ to be published on website soon
with HEAR Disabled Refugees: Equality Rights and Health & Social Care Entitlements,
Engaging and Communicating with Refugee and Migrant Families Training
with HEAR Disabled and in Exile – Being Excluded Twice  For write up See HEAREquality.org.uk .


REAP Recommended Resources 

Mapping and Directory: Support for Refugee Children & Young People in London
2016 Briefing from HEAR: Asylum-Seeker and Refugee Entitlements to Health and Social Care, and Disabled Refugees’ Rights/Access to Transport/Freedom Pass
2016 Pragmatic Definitions and Entitlements (updated);
2015 HEAR Impact of Funders on Equality Work in London;
2014 Briefing on Refugee Equality and the Equality Act (with Refugee Council);
2013 No Such thing as ‘Other People’, with CCJ;
2013 Supporting MRCOs Supporting LGBT Refugees, with Esmee Fairbairn;
2012 ‘There is Nothing you Can’t Say’, with MRN;
2011  The Equality Act 2010 : A briefing for refugee and migrant community organisations, with EDF;
2010 ‘One Plus One: supporting frontline organisations to work effectively with refugees’, with National Equality Partnership.

What is REAP?

Refugees in Effective and Active Partnership (REAP) (Charity 1103345) is an independent, refugee-led organisation in West London that aims to empower refugees and asylum-seekers to live as valuable and valued members of British society. We believe that it is essential to protect the right to refuge so people can escape danger and suffering caused by persecution, and that one implication of giving refuge is that there must also be reasonable level of effective and equitable support for people as they recover and rebuild.

We work towards our aim through practical activities and engagement; communications, training and networking across the voluntary and community sectors (VCS), and policy-oriented activities in partnership with others including building constructive exchange between VCS and statutory bodies relating to knowledge and support for refugees. We seek to enhance the voices and build the capability of those individuals who have sought refuge in the UK, and their communities; by promoting equality and equitable treatment for refugees in all their diversity; by facilitating organisations and individual activists and professionals that support refugees to rebuild their lives.

Current Services/Projects

Interpreting @ REAP – a non-profit service providing trained, local Community Interpreters
Community Interpreters’ & Parent Interpreters’ training and Service
Grass Roots English Groups and training/supporting voluntary group leaders, materials for groups
Refugees for Equality:  Eg. ‘Refugees, Equality and Public Sector Duties’
Training, Networking, Publications and Resources: Eg.‘Working with Asylum-Seekers and Refugees’ (for professionals);

Host to / Partner:  HEAR London’s VCS Human Rights and Pan-Equalities Network: London For All Partnership (LVSC, WRC, RoTA, HEAR): EACH Counselling: