Refugee Response & Resources
Community Action: MK is has been supporting the local VCSE groups that are directly supporting those fleeing conflict, violence and prejudice around the world and welcome people who chose to make Milton Keynes their home. Where possible, we provide direct supporting and signposting too. We have compiled a list of resources for groups and organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers living in Milton Keynes and across the UK, which you can access at the bottom of this page.
Coordination of Refugee Support in Milton Keynes
We are collaborating with a range of groups and organisations that have ben involved in the various refugee support and response campaigns in Milton Keynes over the years. We want to explore whether creating a network or organisation supporting any refugees that arrive in the City could create opportunities for collaboration and supporting our refugee communities in a holistic way. We want to scope out how this network could work and what resources are needed to make it happen.
If your group or organisation would benefit from infrastructure support to enable you to adapt or expand your activities, so they can be offered to the refugee communities across the city (e.g.support with funding, volunteer recruitment, adapting volunteering roles for refugee communities, translation of your materials) – email us at email@example.com.
Initial meeting about the Refugee Support Coordination – Spring 2023
In March 2023 , we facilitated an initial meeting about the refugee support coordination across the city. We hosted a fantastic range of VCSE groups (that have been involved in providing refugee support and projects over the years), representatives of the local health services, and the Milton Keynes City Council. We would like to thank everyone for their input! You can see the feedback we have gathered so far through our interactive jamboard here and the notes from the meeting here.
Refugee Support Networking & Community event – Summer 2023
In June 2023 we held Networking & Community Event at YMCA in Central Milton Keynes. The event, co-produced with local VCSE groups and with Eden Project Communities as part of their Month of the Community, focused on supporting the local Refugee Communities in Milton Keynes. It brought together the local VCSE groups and other stakeholders, and some of the local refugee community members. Read more about the event here.
Developing a refugee support Network in Milton Keynes
Inspired by the feedback from our meetings and events so far, we are working towards developing a network for Refugee Support in Milton Keynes. Find out more here.
Local and National Organisations Supporting Refugee
Community Action: MK Signposting Channels – Signpost list to groups and organisations in Milton Keynes.
See here some of the emergency signposting information around the areas such as food, housing (accomodation) and the cost of living support. This information based on the types of support request we have been receiving directly here at Community Action: MK.
Resources for specific refugee communities
To see resources dedicated to the specific refugee campaigns, please visit our dedicated pages: