Client Testimonial

“Hello Everyone, Here’s to express my profound gratitude to WTRRP team for the constant support towards my family, most especially at this difficult time in purchasing of my daughter’s school uniform. Tiara (my daughter) is more than happy to… Read More

Nappy News

In August 2019 we received money from the Watford Mayor’s Small Grant Fund, on condition that we supplied reusable nappies and wipes. Disposable nappies and wipes damage the environment – they go to landfill or get burned. Because… Read More

The price of becoming British

We exist to help people who don’t have status in this country, all with the common issue that they don’t have a home to ‘go back’ to. Home Office and legal fees to get Indefinite Leave to Remain… Read More

Building the WTRRP Grants team

When I first joined WTRRP in the summer of 2018, Marie-Jo and Dorothy told me that one of the biggest problems facing the charity is that we don’t have enough funding or any paid staff to help us… Read More

‘It has brought my dignity back’: John’s story

People seeking asylum in the UK are only able to apply for the right to work after they have been waiting for a decision on their asylum claim for over a year. Even then, the few people who… Read More

Learning from Africa

Across UK and the rest of Europe, asylum policies are failing refugees and migrants. Now is a good time to look towards Africa, and Uganda in particular, for a different perspective. Uganda is currently accommodating 1.4 million refugees… Read More

In conversation with Ajoba

Ajoba (not her real name) has been a client of WTRRP ever since she arrived in the Watford area in 2012. She originally comes from Ghana and she and her partner have four children, all boys. She rarely… Read More

A day in the life of a volunteer at the drop-in centre

Opening up We are lucky to have such a calm space available to us at St John’s Church on Sutton Road (our thanks always to Father David). The kettle goes on and the drop-in is officially open! Tuesday… Read More

Misleading public statements!

Our political climate has allowed inaccurate statements to be broadcast with often partisan sources rushing to push their own agendas. Some statements have had a profound political impact, shaping campaigns and influencing votes.  Here are just a few… Read More

Helping clients find their way through the legal maze

Our clients come to the ‘Drop-in centre’ at St John’s Church for many different reasons. Perhaps the biggest challenge they face is the process of making an application to the Home Office for ‘leave to remain’. The complexity… Read More