Asylum Welcome has supported many people who have arrived in the UK under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. This support has been wide-ranging, including advice on immigration, welfare, health and housing. We have also supported individuals and families to access education and employment opportunities, and we have helped to reunite families separated by war. This support makes a huge difference; Alaa’s story is just one example of this.
Alaa is a Syrian pastry chef who arrived in the UK under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. Alaa had originally fled to Jordan, where he had learned how to make sweets and pastries. After arriving in Oxford, Alaa established a pastry business and he also brought his family to the UK.