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We are recruiting: Welcome Centre Coordinator & Sanctuary Hosting Service Assistant

Asylum Welcome is recruiting for a new Welcome Centre/Reception Coordinator and Sanctuary Hosting Service Assistant to join the team. Could this be the job for you? Location: Asylum Welcome, Unit 7 Newtec Place, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE Duration: permanent Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week. We will consider those interested

2023-05-24T15:32:01+00:00May 24th, 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|

I was stressing when I had to leave the hotel, but they gave me time to find somewhere

Welcome to our latest newsletter. We're celebrating the amazing work and spirit of Sanctuary Hosting, reflecting on the continued challenge of supporting Oxfordshire's asylum hotels, and looking ahead to the inaugural Oxford Sanctuary Fair. And there's a bittersweet moment as we share outgoing staff member Aiham's memories of his incredible Asylum Welcome journey...

2023-05-19T15:44:44+00:00April 28th, 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|

Everyone, everywhere, deserves to live safely and freely

Welcome to our spring 2023 newsletter. Discover how we're making a difference by providing crucial humanitarian support to asylum seekers currently placed in hotels.   Don't miss out on the chance to learn more about our outreach service and read the touching story written by one of our amazing clients Ibrahem.   Join us

2023-04-11T16:22:23+00:00April 11th, 2023|

We are recruiting: Finance and contracts manager

Asylum Welcome is recruiting for a Finance and contracts manager to join the team. Could this be the job for you? Managing the finances of a dynamic, diverse local refugee organisation that creatively combines public, institutional and contract income to deliver an exciting and growing range of services to refugees, asylum seekers

2023-04-03T15:17:45+00:00April 3rd, 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|
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