From collecting and distributing basic items, campaigning for a fairer asylum process, to helping young refugees develop trusting relationships with volunteer befrienders - JCORE works tirelessly to support refugees and asylum seekers.
Like all refugees, individuals from this group face tremendous challenges on arrival in the UK. In addition, refugee doctors face specific professional hurdles in finding employment in their field
JCORE's Refugee Doctor Mentoring scheme links up UK-trained doctors and Refugee Doctors to help mentees develop professional development plans and enable them to build confidence and self esteem as well as meet their professional goals.
The Jewish Council for Racial Equality Unaccompanied Minors Project (JUMP) matches unaccompanied, young asylum seekers and refugees with trained, adult volunteer befrienders. They meet at least once a fortnight for one year and decide what to do together, perhaps an activity or a chat over coffee.
The project was inspired by the Kindertransport that brought Jewish children out of Germany and Austria to safety in Britain in 1938/39
We provide direct assistance to refugees and asylum seekers by organising specific appeals for a variety of items such as shoes, sanitary towels, nappies and underwear. These items help refugees in Calais and Greece or asylum seekers in the the UK to regain their dignity.
Working in partnership with anti-racism and refugee organisations, we provide a Jewish perspective on mainstream campaigns that hold the UK government to account on prejudice and discrimination. In addition to campaigning for a fairer asylum system.