Help For Refugees

The Outer Hebrides Welcome Refugees

Feel you want to help?

Should you wish to donate time, skills, goods or other practical help to refugees arriving in the Outer Hebrides, please let us know by filling out the form available via the link provided below.

Please include brief details of the support you can provide, for example:

  • befriending
  • teaching English
  • translating
  • showing people around

Expressions of interest will be logged and we will get back in touch with you when we have confirmation of where and when refugees will be resettled in the Outer Hebrides. Please be assured that an expression of interest is not a commitment, and we thank you for your interest in helping out - even the smallest contribution can make a big difference.

(PVG checks (Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme) may be required for some forms of direct support - any costs will be met by us. For further information about the PVG scheme, please see the  Disclosure Scotland website).

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Further information: We hold and process personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and we are registered with the Information Commissioner. For more information, please visit Your personal information will not be made public. However, for the purposes of planning and arranging the voluntary support, we will share your personal information with our community planning partners as necessary.  Those partners will be required to hold and process your personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

  • Scotland Welcomes Refugees - national website to help co-ordinate Scotland's response to the refugee crisis