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Putting compassion into action this Refugee Week

To mark Refugee Week, we wanted our clients to take the lead in narrating their experiences and how Asylum Welcome has helped them. Below, you will find powerful and hard-hitting stories of clients who have come from extraordinarily difficult circumstances, but who, thanks to your compassion, are now thriving here in Oxfordshire. Put your

2023-06-19T17:08:07+00:00June 19th, 2023|

Sanctuary Wheels turns 1! The magic and beauty of a community project

Reblogged from Active Oxfordshire With a shared goal of making Oxfordshire a more welcoming home for those who have moved here to escape from conflict, over 600 bikes have been donated, repaired, and given to refugees in Oxfordshire. How does Sanctuary Wheels work? Sanctuary Wheels is a fantastic example

2023-06-16T09:42:59+00:00June 16th, 2023|

Asylum Welcome is seeking new trustees

Can you help steer our growing organisation in an increasingly difficult political climate for our clients? Asylum Welcome is an extraordinary local charity, offering a range of support to asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants seeking refuge in and around Oxford. We provide everything from food and clothes, to advice,

2023-06-20T09:15:04+00:00June 14th, 2023|

Asylum Welcome’s Services Director responds to a new statement from Robert Jenrick, The Minister of State for Immigration

By Almas Farzi ('Navid') Asylum Welcome’s Services Director responds to a new statement from Robert Jenrick, The Minister of State for Immigration. For nearly two years at Asylum Welcome and across the country, we have been fighting the injustice of the Nationality and Borders legislation created by the Home Office under

2023-06-09T17:17:59+00:00June 9th, 2023|

We are recruiting: Welcome Centre Coordinator & Sanctuary Hosting Service Assistant

Asylum Welcome is recruiting for a new Welcome Centre/Reception Coordinator and Sanctuary Hosting Service Assistant to join the team. Could this be the job for you? Location: Asylum Welcome, Unit 7 Newtec Place, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE Duration: permanent Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week. We will consider those interested

2023-05-24T15:32:01+00:00May 24th, 2023|

Our Patron: Dr Uwe Kitzinger (1928 – 2023)

The Board, staff and volunteers of Asylum Welcome are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our Patron, Dr Uwe Kitzinger CBE, who has passed away at the age of 95. Uwe was a true friend of Asylum Welcome, helping us from our early development to more recent times. He

2023-05-19T17:30:28+00:00May 18th, 2023|

I was stressing when I had to leave the hotel, but they gave me time to find somewhere

Welcome to our latest newsletter. We're celebrating the amazing work and spirit of Sanctuary Hosting, reflecting on the continued challenge of supporting Oxfordshire's asylum hotels, and looking ahead to the inaugural Oxford Sanctuary Fair. And there's a bittersweet moment as we share outgoing staff member Aiham's memories of his incredible Asylum Welcome journey...

2023-06-09T16:37:34+00:00April 28th, 2023|

Britain’s asylum hotels – a glimpse behind the headlines

By Mark Goldring, Director of Asylum Welcome As our politicians shout ever louder about stopping the boats and now seek even to deny proper legal consideration to people fleeing persecution and to those trafficked as victims of modern slavery, it’s worth reflecting on the lives of the more than 100,000

2023-04-28T12:40:59+00:00April 26th, 2023|
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