In our latest newsletter, we reflect on a powerful annual supporters' meeting, the past two years of supporting Afghans, and a significant milestone for Sanctuary Hosting. Keep reading for more stories about the people we support, including a former client who is taking part in the Oxford Half Marathon...
As the Harvest Festival approaches, we find ourselves facing a critical challenge. The demand for assistance at our Food Bank is rapidly growing, especially during these autumn months. The rising cost of living crisis and the hostile environment have created an urgent need for support. We understand that
Sanctuary Hosting, our remarkable volunteer hosting service, has recently achieved a significant milestone. It celebrated its eighth anniversary, highlighting the incredible compassion and generosity of volunteer hosts who have provided tens of thousands of nights of secure accommodation to refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable migrants.
By Nadia Kashoo, Asylum Welcome volunteer Eight years ago today (2nd September 2015), the body of two-year-old Alan Kurdi was found on a beach in Turkey. It was later revealed that Kurdi had drowned mere minutes into a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. The
Asylum Welcome is recruiting for a new Sanctuary Hosting Service Coordinator to join the team. Could this be the job for you? Main purpose: The Service Coordinator has lead responsibility for assessing and responding to referrals of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants facing homelessness. The postholder coordinates, facilitates and supports
By Zabiullah*. This piece originally appeared on Metro.co.uk at the link here. ‘You will be moved to the Bibby Stockholm, Portland.’ As soon as I read these words earlier this month in a letter addressed to me from the Home Office, I immediately began to panic. I had been
Read our Annual Review for 2022-23 and hear from our clients as they share their experiences of Asylum Welcome's busiest year on record.
We firmly believe that barges and tents are not suitable or safe accommodation for asylum seekers. This cruelty does not represent us, and it is crucial for all of us who object to speak out now. At Asylum Welcome we believe that asylum seekers and refugees should have the right
Asylum Welcome is excited to announce a new appeal to combat digital exclusion, with the aim of collecting around 500 laptops, tablets and smartphones before Christmas. We are asking anyone who may have an old or unused device sitting redundant at home to kindly consider donating it to our Oxford office (Unit 7, Newtec
By Hari Reed, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator As the Illegal Migration Bill enters its final stages, now is your last chance to lobby your MP. What happened this week? The Illegal Migration Bill (IMB), the proposed legislation behind Sunak's pledge to 'Stop the Boats', is currently in the 'ping pong' stage of