The Burslem Jubilee Project was formed in 2014 to offer support, companionship and activities to all asylum seekers and refugees within the local community.
We recognized a need to support those who, by their circumstances, were strangers in a strange land with little or no support to rebuild their lives.
BJP is led and run by caring volunteers. We want to give asylum seekers and refugees the tools to be able to adapt to life in the UK. From anxiety and fear we want to bring them back to a sense of normality within a community.
We are very honoured to have received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services in 2018.
Our values are at the centre of all that we do at Burlsem Jubilee Project and act as a guide in all our activities:
We are committed to giving practical help to asylum seekers and refugees – everything we do should make a positive difference to their lives.
We believe that everyone no matter their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability (or anything else) makes a difference to how they are treated.
We are open to new ideas and ways of working. We want to learn and grow so that we are providing the best possible service that we can.
We never forget that we are dealing with people and not just numbers of people. We know that they have needs, wants, emotions and that they are the reason we do what we do.