Bybrook Refugee Crisis Support Network Update 4

Dear all,

Apologies for the delay in getting these to you.  We had a really informative evening with Wiltshire Council, with many thanks to all those of you who were able to come along.

The Notes from the Bybrook Refugee Crisis Support Network Meeting are available here.  There are 2 immediate things that you can respond to if they are appropriate:

  1. If you are interested in volunteering to support refugee families who are already in the county, and/or those who are expected in May this year, please can you let me know.  You may simply want to welcome and befriend people, or you may have skills that you can offer that are particularly useful.  Any offers of help would be gratefully received.  If you can please reply and let me know if you are interested, I will pass a list of details through to Sandie who will arrange for a volunteer co-ordinator to get in touch.  You are not committed to anything until you say yes to them!!
  2. Wiltshire Council will be receiving unaccompanied minors at some point, but there is a real need for foster carers for children in our own county as well.  Is this something that you have thought about, and would like to find out more about?  If so, again please email me and let me know and I will send a list to Sarah in the Fostering and Adoption team.  Again, you are not committed to anything until you are approved and have agreed to become a foster carer.

In both cases, it would be really helpful if you can let me know where you live, and a contact phone number to go with your email address (even if you think I already have it!)

We hope to arrange another meeting with Sandie to find out more about ways in which we can support the work that the Council are doing.  Please also feel free to pass these notes on to anyone who might be interested in receiving them.  I am happy to add others to the mailing list.

Finally, if you have received this but this is not something that you would like to keep informed about, please let me know and I will remove you from any further mailings.  To the school staff, I have included you so that you know what is happening, and if you would like any more information you just need to ask!!

With every blessing for Easter

Jonathan Philpott, Priest-in-Charge, Bybrook Benefice

For more information or to get involved, please email

25th March 2016