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HELPING REFUGEE WOMEN
TO FLOURISH
THROUGH EMPLOYMENT

 



 

 

OUR STORY


There are just over 100,000 refugees living in the UK, and although we often hear about the journeys people make to get here, we very rarely hear about the challenges they face once they arrive. Refugees are six times less likely to be employed than the national average - and, unfortunately, women fare even worse. 

Bread & Roses was set up to tackle the social and financial isolation that refugee and asylum seeking women experience as a consequence of unemployment. Our holistic approach balances practical advice and guidance with the therapeutic outlet of floristry, helping women to gain the skills and knowledge they need to secure jobs or volunteerships - and the emotional stability they need to sustain them.

 

ORDER FROM US

Every sale of Bread & Roses blooms supports the women who made them on their pathway to employment.

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flowers with a purpose

Ordering our flowers for events enables the women we train in floristry to put their skills to use - and earn a London living wage while they're at it. If you'd like to fill your space with our beautiful blooms, get in touch with us to discuss your requirements. As we're a small team, we can't always respond to queries right away but will aim to get back to you within a week.  

WETHERLY@WEAREBREADANDROSES.COM

WORK WITH US

Here are a few of the ways you can make a difference in the
lives of women refugees and asylum seekers living in London: 

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host a volunteer


The women we support are hardworking and ambitious, but lack experience relevant to the careers they want. They are keen to gain experience as volunteers. If you run a floristry business and are able to take on a new volunteer, we’d love to hear from you. Our team can help you find the right woman, and help them prepare for the role.

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provide employment
 

Many employers mistakenly believe that refugees do not have the right to work in the UK. This isn’t true. The women we work with have rich and varied experience - from childcare and cooking to speaking several languages and setting up small businesses - and are ready to make a positive contribution to your business.

run A WORKSHOP
 

A core part of our work is providing women with the space to socialise, be creative and try new things - essential in helping to build confidence, a sense of community and emotional wellbeing. If you would like to come and deliver a workshop, or host a group of refugee women in your own space, get in touch!

HELLO@WEAREBREADANDROSES.COM

support us

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US

Watch our TED talk
@ i-D @ Thinking Hatt
@ UNHCR Stories

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follow us on social media

Twitter @breadandroses_
Instagram @wearebreadandroses
Facebook @wearebreadandroses

 

meet OUR TEAM

SNEH JANI Cofounder and Director Sneh's interest in refugee rights started when she was a student in Berlin, where she worked as a translator at the UNHCR. Since then, she's run programmes in London to raise aspirations for mothers and daughters from low socio-economic backgrounds, and has been involved in the aid effort in Calais.

SNEH JANI Cofounder and Director

Sneh's interest in refugee rights started when she was a student in Berlin, where she worked as a translator at the UNHCR. Since then, she's run programmes in London to raise aspirations for mothers and daughters from low socio-economic backgrounds, and has been involved in the aid effort in Calais.

OLIVIA HEAD Cofounder and Director Throughout university and beyond, Olivia has worked with young homeless people - many of whom struggle to find employment. In her last job she met many refugees and asylum seekers where she discovered that, for a number of reasons, refugee women have an especially hard time finding work.

OLIVIA HEAD Cofounder and Director

Throughout university and beyond, Olivia has worked with young homeless people - many of whom struggle to find employment. In her last job she met many refugees and asylum seekers where she discovered that, for a number of reasons, refugee women have an especially hard time finding work.

LOLA Florist Originally from Eritrea, Lola trained as a florist in Paris before moving to the UK a few years ago. She speaks 9 languages -  handy when running workshops with women from around the world!

LOLA Florist

Originally from Eritrea, Lola trained as a florist in Paris before moving to the UK a few years ago. She speaks 9 languages -  handy when running workshops with women from around the world!

LIVI Lead Florist A freelance florist and writer who has been giving her time and expertise to Bread & Roses since the project was set up, the wonderful Livi leads our floristry workshops. 

LIVI Lead Florist

A freelance florist and writer who has been giving her time and expertise to Bread & Roses since the project was set up, the wonderful Livi leads our floristry workshops. 

REBEKAH Florist Before moving to the UK from Australia, Rebekah was a social worker. Since arriving in London, she's trained as a florist and started sharing her many skills with the women Bread & Roses supports.

REBEKAH Florist

Before moving to the UK from Australia, Rebekah was a social worker. Since arriving in London, she's trained as a florist and started sharing her many skills with the women Bread & Roses supports.