People who welcome is a blog series by talented local writer, Hannah Sharland. In this series, Hannah interviews people who have acted in ways which make our community a more welcoming place for all. Let Hannah's evocative descriptions take you through the joys and challenges of making a difference.

Housing refugee families in Bournemouth

An innovative initiative to house refugees in Bournemouth introduces a creative new way to address housing and brings investors from many walks of life together to help new members of community find a safe place to stay.

Southbourne Canoe Club

Southbourne Canoe Club have welcomed local refugees to join them for paddle in the sheltered waters of Christchurch Estuary. Member of the club, Christie Murphy explains how other clubs can open their doors wide to refugees in their community.


Fostering asylum-seeking children

Poole residents Mike and Julie share their stories about fostering child asylum seekers and show how welcoming the young people into their home has enriched their lives.

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