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We are delighted to announce that, given new government guidelines, we have resumed our full services. For info about Opening times and how to make an appointment please click here.

Please do not come without an appointment unless it is an emergency or you have spoken to us first. 

Please note that we are not yet opening the Welcome Centre and so clients should only come for specific advice or support.


Asylum Welcome’s report on our work in 2019/20

Friday, September 11, 2020

I’m pleased to be able to share Asylum Welcome’s report on our work in 2019/20 – work in which you have played such a valuable part. We wanted to show our loyal and committed supporters how we have spent your money and what you have helped achieve, whether as a volunteer, a member, a donor or a long-term supporter.

Before the impact of Covid, we were able to directly assist about 1,500 refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants, and through them many more family members. And in the last six months, we have adapted and, in many cases, increased our work to help those most affected and in greatest need. Many long-serving volunteers and donors have stuck with us. New ones have come along when we have needed them most. The extra needs and practicalities of working safely and effectively in a Covid environment are certainly stretching all of us and costing us more.

As we look ahead to the next six months, we plan to increase our advisory services, especially on asylum and immigration. We are already increasing our work with young people in or leaving care. We will offer more support to local community organisations run by refugees themselves and will help more vulnerable migrants struggling to establish their rights to stay in the UK post-Brexit, before the legal window closes next year.

For all these reasons we hope we can count on your support in 2020 and beyond. But for now, we just want to say “Thank You” to you for helping improve the lives of so many peoples struggling for safety and dignity in what can feel like a very uncaring world.

With deep appreciation on behalf of all those we work for and with,

Mark Goldring CBE

Asylum Welcome’s Reopening Services Information

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Asylum Welcome’s Reopening Services Information

We are delighted to announce that, given new government guidelines, we will resume full services from 15 July and our offices will begin to reopen to clients as follows:

Clients will be able to enter the office for appointments or to make them. We are sorry that we can’t operate the Welcome Centre or computer access yet. We will do so as soon as it is safe to do so.  

Please come promptly for appointments arriving just ahead of time as our waiting space is limited. People will be kindly asked to leave after their meeting.

If you have any Covid symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has, please do not come to our office and instead seek advice by phone or email.

To get further information or for general queries please call 01865 722082 or 07740108550 or email office@asylum-welcome.org 

Adult and Family Service: please call 01865 722082 during working hours or send us an email to advice@asylum-welcome.org

Youth Service: please call 01865 722082 during working hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday or send an email to youth@asylum-welcome.org

Europa Welcome: please call 07719 128054 during working hours on Monday and Thursday or send an email to europawelcome@asylum-welcome.org

Shared Talents (Education and Employment): from 20th of July please call 01865 722082 on Monday and Thursday, or send an email to: employment@asylum-welcome.org or to education@asylum-welcome.org

Huntercombe Project: please call 07742 249539 or send an email to office@asylum-welcome.org

Food Bank: food parcels will be available to clients between 11am and 1pm on Tuesdays.

Bike Project: please write to bike@asylum-welcome.org and office@asylum-welcome.org 

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Lord Mayor's Charity Banquet & Live Music Event

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Cllr Craig Simmons, & Lady Mayoress, Elise Benjamin, cordially invite you to their fundraiser for the Lord Mayor's good causes: Asylum Welcome and Low Carbon Hub


The Tree Hotel, 63 Church Way, Iffley, OX4 4EY

4.30pm - Live Music: Optional afternoon warm-up for the young at heart featuring live music from The Mighty Redox inc. special guest appearance from the Lord Mayor himself! "A force of nature, consummate professional rockers and the ultimate party band."

7.00pm - Fundraising Banquet: Sumptuous five-course Indian banquet at the award-winning Aziz Restaurant @ The Tree Hotel. "Fantastic venue, wonderful staff and stunning food." (Tripadvisor Review, January 2020)

Tickets & Further Details

Tickets for the fundraising banquet are £35 each.

The gig is free to attend but a donation of £5 is suggested.

To order tickets, visit https://www.wegottickets.com/event/497751

Dress code: Smart casual.

All proceeds from the event will go to Asylum Welcome & The Lord Mayor's Climate Change Fund. If you are unable to attend but wish to make a donation you can do so via BACS (Account Number 61173455, Sort Code 08-90-38).

If you require further details please call 01865 252414 or email civicoffice@oxford.gov.uk

Händel’s “Messiah” - In celebration of Händel’s birthday

Friday, December 13, 2019

A. Nakanishi Majora Canamus (world premiere)


Sunday 23 February 2020, 5:00pm

The Sheldonian Theatre


Free entrance with requested £10 donation in aid of Asylum Welcome


Free performance of Handel's Messiah with visiting Japanese choir of 100+ singers with the Verdandi Chamber orchestra and professional soloists from UK & Japan. Seats must be reserved in advance (cannot guarantee availability on the day).


Info and Tickets: info@timeconcerts.co.uk or at 01749672522

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