This charity supports those new to Norwich – often refugees and asylum seekers – through English classes in city churches, but the ‘+’ in its title refers to everything else on offer to help people integrate well and form friendships.
Such things as driving and cooking lessons, one-to-one support and trips into the country ended with the first lockdown. All classes went online, the delivery of food and medical supplies became vital and special efforts were made to support the isolated.
This autumn, with a new blend of onsite and online services, the making of friendships and the rebuilding of community is the chief task. Fear of the virus has deepened the isolation of lonely newcomers with little English and those whose already precarious jobs ended with lockdown still find it difficult to feed their children. Director Rosie Sexton asks us to pray that her team finds those who need them most.
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I was on holy ground recently making space to talk about loss.More
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Zoom room prayer
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King’s Lynn Winter Night Shelter
Established in 2017 by King’s Lynn Churches Together, the Winter Night Shelter has risen brilliantly to the challenges brought by Covid.More