The Hillingdon Refugee Support Group (HRSG) is a registered charity . We were established in 1996 with the prime objective of welcoming and providing care and practical support to young unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees aged 16-21 who reside in the London Borough of Hillingdon. We work with unaccompanied young people up to the age of 25 if they continue to be supported by social services as care leavers. We offer support to unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees from all backgrounds and religions. We work in close association with other community groups and other voluntary and statutory organisations in order to protect and promote the rights of all asylum seekers and refugees.
Hope, Dignity and Empowerment
The main focus of our work is through a project called BHUMP (Befriending Hillingdon Unaccompanied Minors Project) which was established in 2005. BHUMP offers structured training, practical and emotional support to young people specifically to address issues of isolation and mental-health and to aid community integration. We are very proud that we have been able to run this project for 15 years in close partnership with Hillingdon Social Services who provide the vast majority of the initial referrals of young people.
When these extremely vulnerable young people are referred to us, we offer them a formal one-on-one assessment meeting, set baselines, and tailor a comprehensive individual road map to measure their progress. We follow-up regularly, with weekly or monthly meetings to ensure progress is being met. This creates a regular source of support and structured guidance to carry them through their difficult transition