Gateshead Refugee Support Network

Gateshead Refugee Support Network

Aims & objectives/Mission statement

Gateshead Refugee Support Network was established in 2005

Our Aims:

The primary aim is to assist refugees, mentoring initiatives which aim to train at 30 refugees to mentor the newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers in Gateshead with ultimate objective of increasing the skills of the mentors and the confidence of the mentees which would enable them to access jobs, training, education, and reduce isolation within the community.

Our mission:

Building positive well informed refugee community that is self reliant, independent, responsible and respectable group of people in the society.

Our Vision:

The aim of the organisation is to support refugees and asylum seekers, empower them to reach their full potential and rebuild their lives within the UK society e.g. skills development , like being able to use computer applications, raising health, education and cultural awareness and inter personal skills development

Community served/membership

 All refugee and asylum seekers living in Gateshead

Nationality(es) of your membership  

All nationalities are welcome

Language(s) spoken by membership

English, Swahili, Arabic, Luganda, Ndebere, Shona

Main events and activities/projects

  • Advocacy support
  • Advice and information
  • Life skills development and community volunteering
  • Health promotion programmes (sexual health issues, drug misuse and stress management)
  • Refugee integration and confidence building
  • Social and inter- personal development
  • Montly support groups discussions
  • Social gatherings and event
  • Mentoring  

Contact us

Abdallah Khamis

45 Keats Walk



Tel: 0191 422 9108

Mob: 07535703188 or 07903227561

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