New digital resource launched to help Hongkongers settle in the borough
1 November 2022
Richmond Council has reaffirmed that people from Hong Kong are welcome with a new digital resource to assist new arrivals with settling into the borough, including advice on housing, education and employment.
The Welcome to Richmond pack, developed with funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA), provides guidance to support Hong Kong citizens as they start their lives in the borough. The pack outlines the work of the Council and its services as well as information covering community safety; finding employment and housing; registering for health and social care services and how to start a business.
Through Achieving for Children (AfC) and Kingston BEATS, the Council is also delivering assistance to Hong Kong pupils currently settling into schools across the borough. The initiative, funded by the GLA, is targeted at supporting the learning and integration of children in the borough’s schools to help build a sense of belonging in their new community.
In order to ensure that support is borough-wide, the Council has worked with the community groups to tailor services to meet the needs of Hongkongers. The Council will also continue collaborating with local organisations to discuss how best to support the community and address any concerns they may have.
Find out more about the available support for migrants from Hong Kong and explore the Welcome to Richmond Pack.
Kingston B.E.A.T.S is a local organisation based in the borough of Kingston which supports Hongkongers in South West London. Find out how they are working to connect newcomers from Hong Kong with the community in the UK.
More information on the boroughs most suited to your needs and legal advice for the Hong Kong community is available from Hongkongers in Britain.
Up to: November 2022
Updated: 2 November 2022