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Refugee Community Organisation Profile: The Oxford North Africa Community

During Refugee Week, we launched a new feature, to promote the work of Refugee Community Organisations within Oxfordshire. We interviewed members of these groups and asked them what the theme for Refugee Week this year, Healing, means to them. This week, we hear from The Oxford North Africa Community (ONAC).

2022-07-28T10:33:30+00:00July 28th, 2022|

Asylum Welcome and Sanctuary Hosting: plans to merge

Many of you will know of Sanctuary Hosting, the local charity that matches homeless asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants who have no recourse to public funds with hosts who will lend a spare room for them to live in while they try and resolve their long term situation. We work with many of the same

2022-07-26T15:30:03+00:00July 26th, 2022|

County Council urged to formalise help for asylum seekers

By Andy Mitchell  Oxfordshire County Council has been urged to take the lead in setting up more formalised and county-wide help for asylum seekers and refugees. Mark Goldring, a director of Oxford-based charity Asylum Welcome, made the plea at this week’s meeting of the full council amid a “huge

2022-07-20T13:18:17+00:00July 20th, 2022|

Bike Oxford

We are excited to announce that we will be taking part once again in Bike Oxford this year, hoping to raise funds for Asylum Welcome and Sanctuary Wheels. Bike Oxford is a day event where cyclists of all abilities are offered the opportunity to ride one of the signposted routes of

2022-06-16T06:59:28+00:00June 16th, 2022|

Ruskin Community Learning Classes at Asylum Welcome

We are delighted that Ruskin College are holding the following courses at Asylum Welcome. English for employment  English for employment  Our English for employment course will help you become fluent enough in English that you feel confident in the world of work, allowing you to speak up and better interact

2022-05-12T15:33:19+00:00May 11th, 2022|

What is the Rwandan plan and what does it tell us about the Nationality and Borders Bill?

On the morning of April 14th, Boris Johnson announced that people seeking asylum in the UK will be sent to Rwanda – some 4,500 miles from the UK – before being able to claim asylum and will have to remain in the country while they wait for their application to be approved or rejected.

2022-04-19T19:07:36+00:00April 14th, 2022|

Template Letter to MPs – opposing Rwandan offshoring

[Your Address]     [Day] March 2022  [MP Address] Dear [MP - find your MP here] I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to you as one of your constituents to encourage you to vocally oppose the plans of the government to relocate asylum seekers to Rwanda for asylum processing. I

2022-04-14T18:01:23+00:00April 14th, 2022|
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