500 laptops before Christmas: Asylum Welcome launches new donation drive

Asylum Welcome is excited to announce a new appeal to combat digital exclusion, with the aim of collecting around 500 laptops, tablets and smartphones before Christmas. We are asking anyone who may have an old or unused device sitting redundant at home to kindly consider donating it to our Oxford office (Unit 7, Newtec

2023-07-19T10:16:33+00:00July 19th, 2023|

Our Patron: Dr Uwe Kitzinger (1928 – 2023)

The Board, staff and volunteers of Asylum Welcome are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our Patron, Dr Uwe Kitzinger CBE, who has passed away at the age of 95. Uwe was a true friend of Asylum Welcome, helping us from our early development to more recent times. He

2023-05-19T17:30:28+00:00May 18th, 2023|

Britain’s asylum hotels – a glimpse behind the headlines

By Mark Goldring, Director of Asylum Welcome As our politicians shout ever louder about stopping the boats and now seek even to deny proper legal consideration to people fleeing persecution and to those trafficked as victims of modern slavery, it’s worth reflecting on the lives of the more than 100,000

2023-04-28T12:40:59+00:00April 26th, 2023|

Our response to this week’s announcements

The government has made two announcements about refugees and asylum seekers this week. The first is the plan to move Afghan refugees, flown from Kabul following the Taliban takeover, most of whom have a close link to the UK, from the hotels that they have been living in for 18 months.

2023-03-30T14:21:58+00:00March 29th, 2023|

Thank you, Nasser: an “outstanding contribution”

It was a proud moment for all at Asylum Welcome last night when Nasser, our Bike Project Coordinator, was honoured with a High Sheriff Award for 2022/23. The annual awards recognise individuals in the county of Oxfordshire who have made outstanding contributions to the communities in which they live and work.

2023-03-29T10:01:50+00:00March 28th, 2023|

‘Illegal Migration Bill’: Second Reading 13th March

Our response to the Home Secretary's "Illegal Migration Bill". The second reading of the government's highly controversial 'Illegal Migration Bill' is scheduled for this afternoon. As a group of charities who work with refugees from all backgrounds, we strongly believe that these proposals are not only immoral and illegal, but ultimately

2023-03-27T14:58:42+00:00March 13th, 2023|

“Not only immoral and probably illegal but unworkable”

Our response to the Home Secretary's "Illegal Migration Bill". As a proud asylum-supporting organisation, located in a city of sanctuary, we share the moral outrage that will be felt by people of compassion in Oxfordshire and beyond, as they learn of this government’s latest attack on the system of international

2023-03-07T15:34:41+00:00March 7th, 2023|

“They did not receive the welcome they deserve”

Our director, Mark, criticised the egregious Home Office failures that led to vulnerable refugees being transferred to an Oxford hotel with no prior planning or consultation. Mark Goldring, director of Asylum Welcome, told The Oxford Mail, “it is absolutely right” that Oxford should welcome more refugees and asylum seekers but

2022-11-11T14:36:30+00:00November 11th, 2022|

County Council urged to formalise help for asylum seekers

By Andy Mitchell  Oxfordshire County Council has been urged to take the lead in setting up more formalised and county-wide help for asylum seekers and refugees. Mark Goldring, a director of Oxford-based charity Asylum Welcome, made the plea at this week’s meeting of the full council amid a “huge

2022-07-20T13:18:17+00:00July 20th, 2022|
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