Our beginnings

The Family Refugee Support Project grew out of concern among local health professionals about the lack of services for refugee and asylum seeking families and their levels of distress. The Project received Health Action Zone funding from October 1999 until March 2003 and was administered by Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust with a child psychiatrist as its project director. In 2003, we became an independently registered charity and moved into the voluntary sector with its base remaining in Toxteth Town Hall, Liverpool 8. Links were made with the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture in London (now Freedom from Torture), who were running a Natural Growth Project, and offered consultation at first to the new project in Liverpool.

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