Welcome to FODI
Friends of the Drop In for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Sunderland
DROP IN AND WOMEN’S GROUP CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Wednesday drop-in at St Mary’s and the Friday women’s group at Trinity Church are now closed due to the coronavirus. The office is also closed but you can phone, text or what’s app Sandra 07525853913 for urgent help.
If you are homeless and need food please call us and we can meet you to give food. You can also get food from Fightback ( see below).
If you are ill and have to self isolate then please tell us and someone will bring you food.
Stay inside and only go out for essential shopping and for exercise once a day.
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You can phone RED CROSS for help or an appointment
ACTION LANGUAGE CLASSES SUSPENDED
ACTION HOUSING HELP AVAILABLE BY TELEPHONE 07502652209
NERS -NORTH EAST REFUGEE SERVICE SUNDERLAND OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO THE REFUGEE SERVICE CALL THE NEWCASTLE OFFICE 0191 2457301
FIGHTBACK – drop ins suspended but food parcels available from the office door Thursdays between 12 -1pm.
Phone call help on Mondays 10-2pm 07930288977
IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH YOUR HOUSE PLEASE CALL
MIGRANT HELP AS USUAL 0808 8010 503
BRAR & CO (Kirstie/Richard/Sophie) are still working and can contacted by telephone on 01912766880 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTH EAST LAW CENTRE IN NEWCASTLE CAN BE CONTACTED FOR PHONE ONLY APPOINTMENTS 0191 2304777
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Don’t panic. Chat to your friends and offer to help each other.
Best wishes from all the volunteers at FODI
Friends Of the Drop-In (FODI) officially began on 30/11/2011 when its constitution was signed.
It was the vision of a group of people who had supported the Drop-In for many years and wished to expand on the work being done there.
FODI achieved charitable status in July 2013 and our registered charity number is 1176524.
FODI has no religious affiliations. All asylum seekers and refugees are welcome.
FODI Mission Statement:
FODI aims to improve the mental health and well-being of the asylum-seeking and refugee community of Sunderland. In doing so we hope to lessen their social isolation and promote their integration into the wider community, by supporting and extending the activities of the Drop-In currently run on Wednesday afternoons.
1. To provide opportunities for the clients of the Drop-In to participate in wider societal activities of a suitable nature.
2. To foster closer links into the wider community, providing opportunities for clients to link into this.
3. To work in partnership with other local organisations/groups to further this aim.
We are very grateful to the Sir James Knott Trust and the Lloyds bank foundation who fund the running of the Drop-In and the NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group, who fund the various activities and outings we run for our members. We thank the Lloyds Foundation, the SCCG and Allen Lane for funding our Project Development Worker, to Comic Relief for our football project with Young Asian Voices and to the Hospital of God at Greatham, the Hadrian Trust, Linden Family fund and Community Foundation Durham tampon tax fund for funding our women’s group.