Library Awarded for Changing Lives – Donald Hope Library, Merton

The award, a £1,000 grant, is to provide a Welcome Centre for asylum seekers at the Donald Hope library in Colliers Wood, offering community information and employment advice.

The award has been welcomed by library management and staff who are very excited about progressing their work in developing these much needed services and establishing ‘Asylum Welcome’.

The new initiative will focus on user needs and provide the kind of service to which ‘Asylum Welcome’ could refer those in need.

It is the intention that the new service will work towards achieving social inclusion and help to empower refugees and asylum Seekers in the community.


For further information, please contact:
Diane Slater or Vee Childe: 020 8288 6594 or Gunam Gunasingam: 020 8288 6597

Press Contact: Georgina Hart 0208 545 3483