07 May, 2019 - By Leyla Williams

West London Welcome’s music-making young people

Three of the young people we support at the centre have been getting creative recently with the help of Music Action International, the Red Cross, and Bollo Brook Youth Centre in Acton.

In their latest production, our young people and others – who are asylum seekers and refugees from Eritrea, Iran, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and beyond – have formed Everyday People Ldn and worked with Music Action International and the Red Cross to film a music video, ‘Take Action.’ The music and video was made at Bollo Brook Youth Centre, which provides vital support for young people in the Acton and Ealing area and runs music studio projects with professional studio engineers and producers.

‘Take Action’ is a call for people from similar backgrounds to those of Everyday People Ldn to do just that: take action, have hope, and start to navigate the hurdle of mental health problems and huge life challenges that refugee, asylum seeking and migrant communities are facing in their everyday lives.

You can watch Take Action on YouTube here.