The need for the Communities Fiji Britain (CFB) was first identified by the Fijian community living in the UK and was supported by the Fiji High Commission, London.
The concept for CFB began in 2013 and CFB was established as a registered charity in 2015. It aims specifically to prevent the social exclusion of Fijians residing in the UK, who are serving in the UK armed forces, veterans and their dependents, and also to assist the many Fijian families who have chosen to settle in the UK.CFB has three paid employees and a number of volunteers, who cover the whole of the UK. A continuous training plan enables the charity’s staff to work towards specialisation in immigration, family issues, housing and domestic violence matters, and to connect with other charity and support organisations.
CFB does not generate revenue. CFB does not sell any products and we do not charge for services rendered. CFB does not have funds to offer to individuals and their families. Instead we offer advice, guidance and support in practical and meaningful ways.
We are funded by a range of grants and by fundraising and individual donations.
CFB handles over 140 cases each year, many of these cases involve multiple family members and multiple issues. The majority of cases are immigration related but they range from reuniting a young service man with his long lost grandfather (a British Army veteran who was one of the original intake of Fijian serving personnel in 1961), to dealing with urgent housing needs and challenging unfair treatment or decisions.
We also assist with family issues or difficult cases such as those of domestic abuse. CFB has and continues to handle such cases with utmost care and tact. CFB give advice and support without judgement. Staff are trained to respond to delicate situations and understand that some may simply need mediation, advice and help to overcome problems, while others may occasionally need greater help over a longer time period.
Type Of Business
Not for profit, Charities