The Evelyn Oldfield Unit’s (EOU’s) development team and the Refugee Council’s Basis Project team in London have recently committed to working more closely together. The Basis Project (run by the Refugee Council in partnership with Refugee Action) and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit’s Community Impact Project are funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s BASIS fund.
The Basis Project’s London Organisational Development Officers and EOU development team have agreed to collaborate on a number of key areas. We also hope to participate in each others’ events and share resources more effectively.
The key idea behind this is to provide an increased level of support for refugee groups that will be more coherent, complementing both teams’ strengths. Support will be more comprehensive and, as such, will meet refugee groups’ needs more effectively.
Groups can expect to be cross-referred across teams and will be encouraged to access training and events of both the teams. Ultimately we hope to be able to be more effective and efficient in managing and sustaining refugee groups.