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EU citizens urged to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

Oxford’s EU citizens are urged to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of 30 June 2021, and to contact the Europa Welcome service if they need help with their application. Those who have not applied by the deadline will lose their legal rights to live, work and access benefits in

2022-03-23T13:57:14+00:00November 6th, 2020|

One-year countdown to apply to the EU Settled Status

There is still one year to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. EU citizens and their families have one year from today until 30 June 2021 to apply for settled status and Europa Welcome is here to help! Over the last year 872 people accessed our Europa Welcome service at Asylum Welcome. We

2022-03-23T13:57:22+00:00June 30th, 2020|

Support for homeless people, including those with no recourse to public funds (NRPF), during and after the Covid-19 pandemic

Asylum Welcome has recently signed two important letters addressed to national and local authorities urging them to commit to providing ongoing shelter and support to all those experiencing or at risk of homelessness during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, and to do so regardless of immigration status. We are also publicly calling on the

2022-03-23T13:57:31+00:00June 27th, 2020|

Oxford is Open – Even in Lockdown

Oxford is Open - Even in LockdownA great article in the Daily Info (23 April 2020) showing how Asylum Welcome continues to open its doors & support our most vulnerable clients. A tribute to our supporters, volunteers & staff making this happen.To read, please visit:

2022-03-23T13:57:49+00:00May 1st, 2020|

Asylum Welcome appoints new Director – Mark Goldring

We are delighted to welcome Mark Goldring as the new Director of Asylum Welcome. Mark brings a wealth of NGO management experience to strengthen and develop our work. Joining Asylum Welcome Mark has come full circle from his first work with refugees from Bhutan in the 1980s, back now to work with refugees in

2022-03-23T13:59:07+00:00April 15th, 2020|

Statement on the Closure of Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

We welcome the announcement on 9th November 2018 that, influenced by the recommendations of Stephen Shaw’s reports, the government commits to reduce by 40% the number of people detained under immigration powers in the UK. We welcome the decision to close Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre in Oxfordshire. Reducing the number of detention centres

2022-03-23T13:59:26+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Bishop Steven is the new patron of Asylum Welcome

Asylum Welcome is delighted to announce that the Right Reverend Dr. Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, is to become the charity's patron. Bishop Steven has a deep interest in the welfare of refugees and is keen to support efforts to enable them to rebuild their lives. Asylum Welcome achieves that through a large network

2022-03-23T13:59:34+00:00February 12th, 2017|

Shaw Report: less detention & more safeguards needed, Asylum Welcome testimony cited

In 2015, following evidence and criticisms from a range of organisations and individuals including under-cover film from detention centres, the Home Secretary commissioned Stephen Shaw (former Prisons Ombudsman) to carry out a review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons. The Shaw Report was published in January 2016. Testimony from Asylum Welcome is

2022-03-23T13:59:40+00:00January 24th, 2016|
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