Celebrating Volunteer Week 2023

Tuesday 13th June 2023
Illustration by Zahra Abdirahman (another talented BSRC volunteer).

Spending time in a centre like ours, you really get to see why volunteers deserve an annual week-long celebration. During the COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, BSRC welcomed dozens…

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Diabetes Awareness at BSRC

Wednesday 31st May 2023

With Diabetes Week on the horizon, we were delighted to host an advocate from Diabetes UK to talk to our service users about a condition that hits the Somali community…

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Reflecting on Ramadan at BSRC

Tuesday 18th April 2023

You'd think that the month Ramadan would be a quieter one at our advice centre, with our clientele focusing on fasting and reflection. But this year, the opposite has been…

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BSRC visits the Prince's Trust

Friday 10th March 2023

Recently BSRC brought a group of young people from around Bristol to visit the Prince's Trust's Bristol centre. Zahra describes her experience of meeting members of their team and hearing…

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Welcome Space Events at BSRC

Tuesday 28th February 2023

The rising cost of living has hit many in our local communities hard. Although we have had a milder winter than feared, with energy prices through the roof, many people…

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Zahrah's first days on the BSRC reception desk

Wednesday 25th January 2023
A volunteer's perspective on daily life at the BSRC office

Zahrah, a recent graduate from Bath Spa University and volunteer with BSRC, gives us a taste of what it's like on the welcome desk at our advice centre. I had quite…

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Miss L's story

Thursday 5th January 2023
A look at how one individual can draw on different sorts of support at BSRC

The Bristol Somali Resource Centre has helped many thousands of people since its opening in 2006. We provide many kinds of support, including help with learning English, getting employment and…

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