For several years Swansea City of Sanctuary has had a subgroup about destitution, in partnership with Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group, (SBASSG) who have coordinated SHARE Tawe our local voluntary hosting scheme.
This week, the working group was relaunched, following the appointment of Hannah Sabatia as the SHARE Tawe Development Worker. At the re-launch attendees heard updates about the work of SHARE Tawe, which is currently supporting nine guests.
Marilyn, who has acted as a co-ordinator for the SHARE Tawe scheme in a voluntary capacity for the past eighteen months, was keen to highlight the “huge amount of goodwill in the community” which emerged following the high level of publicity surrounding the refugee crisis. Thankfully, this level of goodwill has remained, strengthening many Swansea City of Sanctuary activities.
The group also looked to the future and wider activities to support those subject to destitution in Swansea. These included fundraising for essential items such as a weekly bus pass, and a long-term shared house project.