Lockdown Activities

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Mondays - Virtual Monday Drop In - 10.30am-11.30am

Welcome to our Virtual Monday Drop In. We are open between 10.30am and 11.30am.

We have been running these sessions for the last three months, and as we enter July we anticipate things will slowly start to change with the lessening of the lockdown rules.

In the meantime please join us here and help us to keep important social contact going for these last few weeks.

Thank you to everyone who has been joining throughout this difficult time, and making something positive for all to share!

Join the session when it's running by clicking the link below:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MDc3ZWU0YTctMTU0Y...

You can then either join using your internet browser or download the Teams App.




Tuesdays - Lockdown Drama Group (Adults) - 4pm-5pm

We are having fun reading plays and learning voice projection and physical acting skills to help build confidence and communication. There are some great plays out there and we think that there is plenty of common ground in the scripts that we have found.

If you would like to take part, email Jude at jude@rrsg.org.uk and she will send you a link to join the group.




Wednesdays - Wellbeing Wednesday Drop In - 10.30am-11.30am

Welcome to our Wellbeing Wednesday Drop In. We are open between 10.30am and 11.30am.

We have been running these sessions for three months, and are looking to run it for at least a few more weeks before the lockdown rules start to change in July.

Our Wednesday session has a focus on mental and physical wellbeing.

We have been taking virtual tours of a local farm, and learning how to grow simple salad and vegetables at home. We have also been learning how to practise mindfulness, meditation and yoga in a relaxed setting.

Join the session when it's running by clicking the link below:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZTgxMmFiZjQtOGQ0N...

You can then either join using your internet browser or download the Teams App.




Thursdays - Lockdown Drama Group (Juniors) - 4pm-5pm

In the absence of homework club we really hope more of the families with children will sign up to drama games and fun. A great way to develop language skills, be brave and try new things!

If you would like to take part, email Jude at jude@rrsg.org.uk and she will send you a link to join the group.




One-to-One Pop-up English Support

The One-to-one Pop-up English Support programme involves informal English language sessions between volunteer tutors and a refugee, set in the community environment. Though the primary goal is to improve the language skills of refugees, the initiative also strives to reduce isolation and loneliness and promote social integration. It is funded by the Controlling Migration Government Fund. Tutors and tutees are matched based on availability, location and preferences and are asked to commit to at least 10 sessions, usually once a week. The sessions are to take place at participating Coffee Shop Banks, or other significant locations such as libraries, museums, gardens etc., with the view of helping tutees get to navigate their home town whist learning English by immersion in the community environment. The initiative is implemented jointly by Reading Refugee Support Group and Reading City of Sanctuary.

During the period of social distancing, sessions have actively been taking place online using platforms such as Zoom and Skype. It has been beneficial for both clients and our isolating volunteers, and has brought additional flexibility to sessions.




Casework Support - 11am-3pm Daily

If you need practical help or confidential advice, our caseworkers are available from 11am - 3pm, Monday to Friday.
If you need to make an appointment with one of our Caseworkers, please email caseworker@rrsg.org.uk and we will make an appointment for you to speak to someone on the phone or using Zoom.