Resettlement Support – Rebuilding Lives
Helping to rebuild the lives of those who are affected by many different circumstances is an important part of who we are at OHOB.
In 2016 a government-funded community grant was stopped; this grant made it possible for many disadvantaged groups, in particular refugees, to access much-needed funds to start a new life and build a home by purchasing household items.
With the OHOB resettlement project, we were able to fill the gap and help with providing the much-needed items to set up home and begin rebuilding a new life we wanted to provide a small piece of comfort to those in need.
Since this time we have supported many of the Syrian families who have been resettled in the South West with requested items and also helped dozens of other refugee families and 100s of individuals with resettlement support. And we have supported and still support many different projects across Devon and Cornwall including a women’s drug rehabilitation project, and several homeless projects with items of food, clothing, household goods, shelter and warmth for the homeless, and baby items and various hygiene and toiletry items.
If you would like to donate either money or items to this particular project you can donate via our Just Giving Page – Resettlement Support – Rebuilding Lives
To donate large items or household furniture items please contact us via email with a photograph of the item – firstname.lastname@example.org
All electrical items must be up to a safety standard, so we can only take small electrical 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.
Please click below to read more about what do and what we can supply.
Please contact us by email with a list of items needed, and we will endeavour to either fundraise, use any grant money we have been given or do a shout out into the community to access the items. Please note at times we may not be able to source or purchase the items. There is also at times small grants available to support resettlement and for information regarding the availability of the grants and the requirements please get in touch.
As part of the resettlement project, we have helped families to create wish lists and we have supplied lots of baby essential items, to new mothers and various items of clothing, food, and toiletries to families or those who are destitute. We have also supplied much needed foldaway beds, and hotplates to use for those who currently have no permanent residence and in temporary accommodation or to families and individuals who are waiting to obtain accommodation.
We have purchased, or sourced from the community and delivered, dozens and dozens of essential baby items, clothing and household items including white goods fridge freezers, washing machines, cookers and fridges soft furnishings, beds, bedding wardrobes, sofas, microwaves, kitchen goods, crockery and many other items.
We help supply much needed essential and household items to homeless and young people’s projects, women’s projects and homeless shelters. Our work with refugee and asylum seekers in Plymouth is achieved by working in partnership with Students and Refugees Together (START).