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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|

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|
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