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Thames Valley Immigration Alliance Statement on the Rwandan Offshoring Announcement

The Prime Minister has announced plans to send asylum seekers arriving in the UK to Rwanda. These plans are likely to target single men who would be classed as ‘group 2' (those who have arrived via unsafe and ‘irregular’ routes) under the provisions of the Nationality and Borders Bill. In

2022-04-14T18:00:43+00:00April 14th, 2022|

Iraqi Women, Art and War – ‘Of Ordinary Things’ Review

By Sam Beal, Communications Volunteer Introducing Rana “When I arrived in 2003, it took me a while to find a way back to my identity” imparts Rana Ibrahim over a cup of English breakfast tea matched with a Klecha, Iraq’s famed date-stuffed biscuit. “Everything was new. Language was a barrier

2022-04-12T08:56:30+00:00April 11th, 2022|

Range of staff roles available in Asylum Welcome

Asylum Welcome are seeking to recruit a number of staff to join our range of programmes supporting recent Afghan, Ukrainian and other national refugees in hotels and settling in communities across Oxfordshire. We are looking for people at various levels and from a variety of backgrounds. You will have solid

2022-04-06T16:07:19+00:00April 6th, 2022|

Knitting together: my volunteer experience at Asylum Welcome

By Hannah Hempstead, Communications and Afghan Resettlement Volunteer  Introduction My family moved to Oxford from the United States at the beginning of September, just as families were being evacuated from Afghanistan to the UK. I grumpily unpacked my knitting supplies and shoved them in the cupboard, grumbling about the

2022-04-01T15:39:50+00:00April 1st, 2022|

Thames Valley Immigration Alliance (TVIA) founded by four local charities

On 1 st April, four refugee and migrant charities - Asylum Welcome, Reading Refugee Support Group, Slough Refugee Support and Settled - are joining forces to launch the Thames Valley Immigration Alliance (TVIA), supported by funding from the Justice Together initiative. On 1st April, four refugee and migrant charities - Asylum

2022-04-01T11:19:17+00:00April 1st, 2022|

Asylum Welcome gears up to help support ‘Homes for Ukraine’ Scheme in Oxfordshire

Asylum Welcome, the Oxford-based refugee charity, is gearing up to support the many groups, organisations and individuals who have offered to host people fleeing the war in Ukraine. The government's 'Homes for Ukraine' scheme allows people with space in their homes to offer a room to an individual or family

2022-04-01T14:01:52+00:00March 28th, 2022|

Fundraiser position available at Asylum Welcome

We are seeking an experienced and successful Fundraiser who can help us with a range of effective and creative fundraising activities. This is an exciting role whose core purpose is to expand and build upon the recent fundraising successes of Asylum Welcome. You will help respond to the growing needs of

2022-03-23T12:32:52+00:00March 9th, 2022|

Asylum Welcome’s Statement on Refugees Fleeing Ukraine

Asylum Welcome is calling on the UK government to do more to enable and assist refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine to come to Britain. The government announced its 'Ukraine Family Scheme' on 2nd March (2). We are concerned that only 750 visas have been issued as of 9th March,

2022-09-14T10:23:59+00:00March 9th, 2022|

We stand in solidarity with all Ukrainians and all refugees coming to the UK

Dear supporters, Our focus this month is on our work with young people, which you can read about below, including the stories of two wonderful young clients that are now working and volunteering with us, but it feels wrong to go to press this week without reflecting on current events

2022-03-23T12:35:35+00:00March 1st, 2022|
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