Sewing2gether All Nations: Caring, Creating, Connecting

is a grass roots community-based organisation for members of the refugee and asylum seeker community, primarily supporting women who wish to practise English and build new friendships.

“With this group, we can laugh, talk and forget about our past. Just enjoying the moment with good people. It’s all of us, that’s what makes it special.” Group member

Caring Community

•  Based in Paisley, welcoming members from across Renfrewshire and Glasgow

•  Fostering friendships and helping to rebuild lives

•  Encouraging engagement with other group members
  and the wider community

Conversational English
•  Weekly Conversational Café and well-being Library
•  Building confidence in literacy & language ability
•  Online chat group

Creative Skills

•  Textile upcycling sewing workshops, promoting zero waste

•  Providing fortnightly creative skills workshops

•  Skill sharing and volunteering opportunities

•  Intergenerational activities and events

Advocacy & Signposting

•  Support with personal statements, form filling, money matters, CVs, preparation for interviews and appointments
•  Travel Empowerment Programme and advancing other essential life skills
•  Referral to other agencies and services

Care Packages

•  Distributing donations of clothing, household goods and other essential items

•  Reimbursing participants travel expenses

•  Access to Mossvale Food Pantry

•  Responding to period poverty