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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|

We are recruiting: Immigration Programme Coordinator

Asylum Welcome is seeking an Immigration programme Coordinator to support clients with applications and casework that they might not be able to access through legal aid and to support legal aid referrals.  The main purpose of the role is to manage, supervise and sustain a team of volunteers and run

2022-01-18T17:09:52+00:00January 18th, 2022|

BBC Radio Oxford interview with Aiham, Asylum Welcome’s new Fundraising Assistant

On 13 January 2022 Kat Orman, from BBC Radio Oxford, interviewed Aiham Al Aswadi, former client, volunteer and now member of staff at Asylum Welcome. In this interview, Aiham talks openly about the context and circumstances that led him and his family to leave Yemen, his home

2022-03-23T12:38:04+00:00January 17th, 2022|

Voices from the Oxford Human Rights Festival: Little Amal visits

Oxford Human Rights Planning Committee member and CENDEP postgraduate student Victoria Greenwood shares her reflections on the UK Nationality and Borders Bill and Little Amal’s visit to the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford. Elizabeth Laskar, Festival Coordinator writes: The reflection below has been written by MA student Victoria Greenwood after the visit

2022-03-23T13:00:45+00:00November 19th, 2021|

We are recruiting: Refugee Resettlement Staff

We are advertising three exciting roles for a new project to resettle at least ten Afghan, Syrian, other families in Oxford city from December. We are seeking applicants for the following roles: 1. Coordinator / Support Worker 2. Education / Volunteering / Employment coordinator 3. Assistant Support Worker (part time)

2022-03-01T17:03:14+00:00November 12th, 2021|
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