Asylum Welcome supports refugees, asylum seekers and immigration detainees in Oxford and Oxfordshire.

Our volunteers, members, supporters and staff share values based on a common humanity and social justice. Together, we work to reduce poverty, suffering and social isolation, and to enable asylum seekers and refugees to live with the respect and dignity to which they are entitled.







Press release 17.2.2015

Councillors told not to check statistics as decision day looms for extension of Campsfield Immigration Centre

Asylum Welcome issued a press release on the planned extension of Campsfield House 

The release is signed by a number of local organisations and supporters: Kate Smart, Asylum Welcome; Gill Baden, Bail Observation Project; Ade Henderson, Oxford Amnesty International Group; Christine Hogg, member of Medical Justice; Emma Jones, Oxford Women for Justice and Peace; Bill MacKeith, Close Campsfield Campaign; Wyon Stansfeld, Oxford City of Sanctuary, Bridget Walker, member of Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network.

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Asylum Welcome Submission Objecting to Cherwell District Council in respect of Planning Application 14/01778/F - Expansion of Camp 





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Annual Plan 2014-15

Asylum Welcome is looking forward with optimism in its plan for the year April 2014 - March 2015. Download the summary here to find out more about how we will be helping asylum seekers, refugees and detainees this year.




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“As an asylum seeker here you have no identity; you are always waiting. I want to be recognised as belonging; to be able to make my contribution.”Najaf, asylum seeker from Afghanistan