Mission: To make contact on the streets of London with Eastern European Migrants who have become homeless. To offer them the opportunity to return home. To support the individuals in their journey from exclusion to inclusion through an organised program of reconnection.
In response to the concerns of local authorities and charities in London, Barka Poland prepared a group of forty community leaders from Barka Poland who themselves were once homeless, unemployed and addicted. These leaders work alongside London-based homelessness agencies to make contact with Eastern European rough sleepers.
During outreach on the streets, Barka leaders invite Eastern European rough sleepers to day centres for the homeless. Here they share stories of their path from exclusion to integration. Through building relationships based on trust, they encourage and prepare clients for reconnection. Barka UK also helps clients obtain passports and transportation.
When appropriate, Barka support the individuals to reconnect with their communities and families. Those who are not ready to do this are invited to take part in the Barka Network of Inclusion Program in Poland, a rehabilitation program where they can access detox, learn new work skills and build friendships with others who share their journey.
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