Refugee Response Project

The Communities 1st Refugee Response Project aims to provide an information signposting and volunteer-led activity service, mainly to our Afghan and Ukrainian guests.

Afghan Guests

All the Afghan refugees we have contact with are accommodated in Hertfordshire.

We organise and run various activities for both adults and children, including park trips, day outings, indoor activities, and sports sessions.

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Ukrainian Guests

For Ukrainian guests and their hosts, we have organised a weekly Peer-to-Peer meeting at Aberford Community Centre in Borehamwood. The group meets on Wednesdays 16:00 - 18:00 for attendees to socialise, have fun, and make friends.


We also have another Peer-to-Peer meeting at St Albans Library, Level 2, The Maltings, Hertfordshire AL1 3JQ from 10:30 - 12:30 every Friday starting from 19th August 2022. 


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Hertfordshire with Ukraine

Community Help Hertfordshire, has recently produced the Hertfordshire With Ukraine website.

It provides information and resources to help if:

  • You are planning on becoming a sponsor for a Ukranian refugee
    • Having someone stay in a property you own.
  • You are a member of a Ukrainan refugee support group
    • The wrap-around care for the sponsor and individual/family.


The website outlines the main areas of support that those that are resettling are likely to need. It also provides questions to consider, advice from other volunteers with experience, and signposts to useful resources.