In December 2018, Campsfield immigration detention centre in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, was finally closed, 25 years after it opened. As an organisation, Asylum Welcome was born out of the community campaign to close Campsfield, having run a visiting programme for those held in the centre. We have seen first-hand the trauma and harm done by detention
During Refugee Week, we are launching a new feature, to promote the work of Refugee Community Organisations within Oxfordshire. We interviewed members of these groups and asked them what the theme for Refugee Week this year, Healing, means to them. This week, we hear from the Syrian Sisters. The civil war in
To mark World Refugee Day 2022, watch the interview that Nuha Abdo, our Refugee and Migrant Community Support Coordinator, made with Nadine Kaadan, children’s author and illustrator, who penned the story for Little Amal’s visit to Oxford in October 2021. Kaadan’s story, ‘Amal Meets Alice’, brought the companionship of Amal
We are excited to announce that we will be taking part once again in Bike Oxford this year, hoping to raise funds for Asylum Welcome and Sanctuary Wheels. Bike Oxford is a day event where cyclists of all abilities are offered the opportunity to ride one of the signposted routes of
Dear supporters, Healing in a time of conflict and crisis sounds impossible. But in so many ways it’s a crucial theme for this year’s Refugee Week, which is coming soon from 18-26th June. I’ve seen up-close the impact of healing and mental health rehabilitation in post-conflict zones such as Rwanda, Liberia
More than 20 events are taking place in Oxford and Reading this year to mark Refugee Week 2022. There is something for everyone: exhibitions, film screenings, a guided tour, a pop-up marketplace and a quilt making workshop! During Refugee Week, we celebrate the positive impact that refugees have in our society - an impact
The controversial plan to begin removing asylum seekers to Rwanda has been given the go-ahead, pending a high-court appeal on Monday. The first flight is expected to leave on Tuesday (14th June). Under this new scheme, anybody who arrived in the UK after the 1st of January by routes deemed ‘illegal’ by the Nationality
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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