Friends of the Drop In for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Sunderland

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY

FODI Operations Assistant

Fixed term part time role for 12 months with the possibility of extension beyond this

£22,000 pro rata (the role is 18.75 hours per week and this equates to 0.5 FTE/£11,000 per annum)

Based: Sunderland

Employer: Friends of the Drop-in for Asylum Seekers and Refugees, Sunderland

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and organised people person who is passionate about the rights and wellbeing of asylum seekers and refugees. The successful candidate will work closely with FODI’s manager and trustees to deliver regular services to the asylum seeking and refugee community in Sunderland as well as helping to plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate timebound projects aimed at enhancing client wellbeing and integration. FODI welcomes all applicants, in particular from candidates with lived experience of the UK asylum system.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR JOB DESCRIPTION FODI OPERATIONS Assistant JD FEB 22

CURRENT SERVICES:

ST MARY’S DROP-IN EVERY WEDNESDAY 12-3PM

 St Mary’s parish centre, Bridge Street, SR1 1TQ

Service providers currently attending are NERS – North East Refugee Service, Sunderland Council Housing and MEARS workers.

For more information contact FODI MANAGER Sandra Watt tel. 07525853913 or email fodi.sunderland@outlook.com

WOMEN’S GROUP AT TRINITY CHURCH

The women’s group at Trinity Church, Stockton Road, SR2 7AQ continues every Friday  during term time 10-12.30pm

Dance class with Tracey West followed by art activity. Creche available, travel expenses provided for those living far out of the city centre.

SUNDERLAND MINSTER DROP-IN AND COLLECTION DAYS

These successful collection days for food, clothes, toys and equipment set up as an emergency response during Covid will now continue every two weeks on Mondays. Upcoming dates are February 21st 2022, and every two weeks after from 11.30-1.30pm. Sunderland Minster, High Street West, SR1 3ET

COVID CHAMPIONS PROJECT

The Covid Champions coordinator and volunteers worked hard for six months to provide key messages and support and advice for those seeking help to get the vaccine, Covid tests or up to date government guidelines on COVID.

For information on further support please contact the manager Sandra on 07525853913

FODI COVID RESPONSE WORK:

AGM NOV 21 REPORT BELOW

AGM Chair 2021.3

previous activities reported below

AGM Chair report 2020 final

Activities during COVID can be seen in the two short films below:

WOMEN’S DANCE ON ZOOM AND IN MOWBRAY PARK AND THE DROP-IN AT SUNDERLAND MINSTER FOR FOOD, CLOTHES AND EQUIPMENT.

We would particularly like to say thanks for the emergency funding during COVID 19 from the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear, WCDT Wearside Community Development Trust, Police & Crime Commissioner and Sunderland Council. We would also like to thank our amazing team of volunteers without whom FODI would not exist and our partners Tracey West dance practitioner, Sunderland Minster and Roker Life with Social chef for all their support.

 

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.

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Funders:

We are very grateful to the Lloyds Bank Foundation who are currently the main funders of the Drop-In and our core costs, and the NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group who fund the various activities and outings we run for our members. We thank Sunderland Council for direct support to FODI clients and we also thank the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear Roseline Fund and Pea green Boat for essential funding  to deliver our welcome to all new arrivals and support all our projects.