Refugee Aid Local

For many refugees and asylum seekers, arrival in a new town or city in a different country is not just where one long journey ends, but is also where another journey begins.

OHOB supports this transition by helping individuals and their families to rebuild their lives, provide friendships, access local support services, find essential household items donated by the community, and develop employability skills.

We supply much needed essential and household items to refugee and asylum seekers in Plymouth by working in partnership with START, DCRS and Open Doors (LINKS) we get the items to where they are needed the most.

We are contacted by email with a list of items needed and we will fundraise or do a shout out into the community to access the items.

Funding cuts and lack of resources means many of the individuals and families who get refugee status do not have the most basic of household items. So, we are here to help and ensure that they can set up home and begin to feel comfortable in their new life.

Refugee Resettlement Project

Individuals and families who have settled here in the South West are supplied with essential household and personal items. Helping to rebuild lives is an important part of who we are at OHOB. So far, we have purchased, sourced and delivered, white goods, soft furnishings, hotplates for those in temporary accommodation, beds, wardrobes, sofa’s, microwaves, kitchen goods, crockery and we have even raised money to get an orthopaedic bed! We have helped families to create ‘wish lists’ and we have also supplied lots of baby essential items, clothing, food and toiletries.

We always need – toiletries and hygiene items for men and women, baby essential items (nappies, wet wipes shampoo and lotions etc), sanitary towels, new underwear and socks for men, women and children and tinned and dried food.

When we receive specific requests, we post the list on Facebook. Please do not donate anything which we have not requested. We are unable to take items which are not on our list. Our fundraising ensures we can continue supply the much-needed items to refugees and asylum seekers who are living in Plymouth.

If you would like to donate please click on the link below.

To donate large items or household furniture items please contact us via email with a photograph of the item –  info@ohob.org.uk

All electrical items must be up to a safety standard, so we can only take items with an up to date PAT Test. If you have any questions please get in touch and we will do our best to answer your queries.

Employability Skills and Volunteering

OHOB is currently partnered with RECREO (LINK) at Plymouth University and Megareach (LINK) and the Peninsula Medical School to support refugees and asylum seekers develop new employability skills and strengthen existing ones.