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So far Emma Jones has created 18 blog entries.

“Not only immoral and probably illegal but unworkable”

Our response to the Home Secretary's "Illegal Migration Bill". As a proud asylum-supporting organisation, located in a city of sanctuary, we share the moral outrage that will be felt by people of compassion in Oxfordshire and beyond, as they learn of this government’s latest attack on the system of international

2023-03-07T15:34:41+00:00March 7th, 2023|

This is the idea of “welcome” at its most fundamental

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2023. Here we reflect on the idea of welcome and the challenges of supporting newly arrived asylum seekers in Oxfordshire hotels, as well as celebrating the success of our Sanctuary Wheels project. And we have an unusual request: can you help us find a warehouse?

2023-02-07T16:59:38+00:00February 7th, 2023|

“They did not receive the welcome they deserve”

Our director, Mark, criticised the egregious Home Office failures that led to vulnerable refugees being transferred to an Oxford hotel with no prior planning or consultation. Mark Goldring, director of Asylum Welcome, told The Oxford Mail, “it is absolutely right” that Oxford should welcome more refugees and asylum seekers but

2022-11-11T14:36:30+00:00November 11th, 2022|

Family & Community Day at The Old School House

By Sarah Firth, Families & Community Coordinator & Independent social worker Asylum Welcome’s Resettlement Programme currently works alongside 14 families providing 12 months of intensive support to adults and children who have arrived to settle in Oxford city via the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) and the UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS) programmes

2022-11-18T17:53:47+00:00October 27th, 2022|
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