The Council is seeking to work in partnership with the communities and people of West Dunbartonshire to help with welcome and integration; people know their areas and social networks, and can help to ensure that resettlement adds to their communities and lives as much as it can, and help provide safety and stability.
If you are interested in supporting integration work please email Liz.Deans@west-dunbarton.gov.uk.
West Dunbartonshire Supports Refugees is a community group organised through Facebook, where they discuss and organise fundraising events within West Dunbartonshire for the Migrant Offshore Aid Station and Edinburgh Direct Aid, in support of the refugee crisis. They are also committed to setting up support for refugees who will be re-homed in our area.
For information, visit the Facebook group.
Isaro is a West Dunbartonshire charity which works for a safe and healthy multi-culturally enriched community where people from different backgrounds live together in harmony through mutual understanding. They aim to promote the building of a safe and enriched community through social and cultural integration, advancement of education and sustainable employment. Their work includes:
- Inter-cultural activities and celebrations to provide participants from minority ethnic groups with opportunities to experience and enhance their understanding of the Scottish culture and also share their own cultures.
- Programmes for young people providing a variety of activities within a safe and supportive environment to help build social skills and networking opportunities.
- Drop-in services for adults and young people aiming to provide information, advice and workshops on various topics and issues.
News from West Dunbartonshire
27 November 2015 – Council announces new collection points for donated goods for refugees
18 September 2015 – West Dunbartonshire Council agrees to support refugees
16 September 2015 Clydebank Post – new group formed to support refugees