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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|

Opportunities and Challenges for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children in Oxfordshire

Author: Helena Cullen, Asylum Welcome’s recent Youth Coordinator. Asylum Welcome youth service was established in the early days of the charity to work with unaccompanied children in the city and county. Essentially, it provides a space for young people to engage in positive activities and fun and also provides access

2022-03-23T12:35:59+00:00February 28th, 2022|

Jan Penrose: Experience of Volunteering at Asylum Welcome

Jan Penrose, our beloved and longstanding volunteer at Asylum Welcome, recently stepped down to embark on a new adventure. Jan supported the organisation for over 25 years, making a truly remarkable contribution to improving the lives of thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in Oxfordshire. Volunteering at Asylum Welcome: “You will just find

2022-03-23T12:37:09+00:00February 7th, 2022|

Aiham Al Aswadi: Have any of you ever thought what is it like to be a young asylum seeker?

What is it like to be forced to leave home because your house is being bombed, because there is a war in your country? Roughly half of the 80 million refugees in the world right now are children. How does it feel to have your life, dreams and aspirations shattered from a young

2022-03-23T12:37:20+00:00February 5th, 2022|

Asylum Welcome’s Laptops and Digital Inclusion Project

Featured photo: Ben, our previous Laptops and Digital Inclusion Volunteer Coordinator, and Saeed, our Office Manager, delighted to receive nearly 30 donated laptops and desktops from BlackRock last year. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated computers and/or their time, allowing us to provide more than 180 laptops to refugees and

2022-03-23T12:37:28+00:00February 4th, 2022|

Slow but determined change: Facing up to non-UK national homelessness

Read this extract from an article written by Jenny Corbett, Policy Manager at Homeless Link. Everyone In represented the first time that England had attempted a local authority-led universal homelessness response. The results for non-UK national homelessness were remarkable, but the measures were temporary. Now, as winter provision continues and local

2022-03-23T12:37:48+00:00January 18th, 2022|
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