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Ruskin Community Learning Classes at Asylum Welcome

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

2022-05-12T15:33:19+00:00May 11th, 2022|

Asylum Welcome selected as one of incoming Lord Mayor’s charities

The upcoming Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor James Fry, has chosen Asylum Welcome as one of his 3 charities of the year along with Emmaus and Aspire, with whom we work closely. Councillor Fry has served on the City Council since May 2012, and will become the 62nd Lord Mayor once confirmed and approved by

2022-04-18T22:19:30+00:00April 18th, 2022|

Range of staff roles available in Asylum Welcome

Asylum Welcome are seeking to recruit a number of staff to join our range of programmes supporting recent Afghan, Ukrainian and other national refugees in hotels and settling in communities across Oxfordshire. We are looking for people at various levels and from a variety of backgrounds. You will have solid

2022-04-06T16:07:19+00:00April 6th, 2022|

Fundraiser position available at Asylum Welcome

We are seeking an experienced and successful Fundraiser who can help us with a range of effective and creative fundraising activities. This is an exciting role whose core purpose is to expand and build upon the recent fundraising successes of Asylum Welcome. You will help respond to the growing needs of

2022-03-23T12:32:52+00:00March 9th, 2022|

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|

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|

People with lived experience at the heart of Asylum Welcome

Featured photo: American Photo Archive / Alamy Two events last week illustrated very different elements of our work. We supported a young woman, who had arrived in Oxford among the thousands flown out of Kabul last summer, to move into her own flat in the city. She was an outspoken activist, at extreme

2022-03-23T12:37:36+00:00February 2nd, 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|
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