News

Refugee Council and Proud at Pride Cymru
23rd July 2024 |

Refugee Council and Proud at Pride Cymru

This year, the Welsh Refugee Council joined the parade for Pride Cymru for the first of many times. On a day where the sun and smiles were beaming all the way through Cardiff, we marched with thousands of people to celebrate and support our LGBTQ+ community. Making our way through the streets with familiar and new friends, …

Read Article
New online appointment booking system for Cardiff Move On services
18th July 2024 |

New online appointment booking system for Cardiff Move On services

At the Welsh Refugee Council, we’re excited to announce the launch of our brand-new online appointment booking system for our Move On services in Cardiff! This new platform is designed to make it easier and quicker for you to access the support you need as you transition to your new life in Wales. Why Book …

Read Article
Memorable moments from Nation of Sanctuary Awards
17th July 2024 |

Memorable moments from Nation of Sanctuary Awards

From people experienced in the asylum system to the governing bodies who can provide support, we meet people every day who are passionate about Wales’s migration story of the past and present. Last month we were lucky enough to be in a whole room of these inspiring individuals to celebrate the Nation of Sanctuary Awards …

Read Article
Welcome news about Rwanda scheme.
8th July 2024 |

Welcome news about Rwanda scheme.

This week marks a significant change in Government, with the Labour Party under Keir Starmer taking power for the first time in 14 years. With this change, we see new opportunities and challenges on the horizon, especially in the treatment of refugees and sanctuary seekers. UK Government announces an end to the cruel and inhumane …

Read Article
Manifesto front page.
21st June 2024 |

Introducing the Welsh Refugee Coalition’s Manifesto

What changes would you like to see in the country? How can our political representatives introduce legislation to protect vulnerable individuals and families? What is the impact of hateful language and myths used by influential political figures? An election can bring all these questions to light, and the 2024 UK General Election is no exception. …

Read Article
Clouds and flowers.
30th May 2024 |

What’s Happening for Refugee Week?

All across Wales – from schools to libraries and sports clubs – people are getting ready for Refugee Week taking place from Monday,  June 17 to Sunday, June 23, 2024. Read on to find out more about Refugee Week in Wales 🧡 What is Refugee Week? Refugee Week is the world’s largest arts & culture …

Read Article
IKEA UPPNÅ Employability Programme
30th May 2024 |

IKEA UPPNÅ Employability Programme

Are you a refugee in Wales? Fancy working for IKEA? Applications for the June 2024 IKEA Uppna programme are now open. Interested? Apply for the IKEA UPPNÅ programme here.   The much-loved UPPNÅ Employability programme is a partnership between IKEA Cardiff and our Education & Employability Team helping refugees rebuild their lives in Wales. The …

Read Article
Welsh Refugee Council recognised at Wales Business Awards
24th May 2024 |

Welsh Refugee Council recognised at Wales Business Awards

On Thursday 16th May we were delighted to be awarded the the Diversity and Inclusion Award at the Wales Business Awards. The Diversity and Inclusion Award celebrates workplace environments that promote acceptance and inclusion. Andrea Cleaver, CEO of Welsh Refugee Council, said: “We are really thrilled to win this award, recognising our diverse and inclusive …

Read Article
Need help finding a Job? Join our Employability Workshops
10th May 2024 |

Need help finding a Job? Join our Employability Workshops

Need help finding a Job? Join our Employability Workshops today. From builders to doctors to engineers and everything in between, sanctuary-seekers have a lot of much-needed skills to contribute to Wales. Our education & employment workshops help sanctuary-seekers navigate the world of work and achieve their ambitions. In these workshops you will receive advice about how …

Read Article
Call for Evidence: Housing Experiences of Ukrainian Refugees
7th May 2024 |

Call for Evidence: Housing Experiences of Ukrainian Refugees

Are you a Ukrainian refugee living in Wales? Do you have Experience of Housing OR Homelessness in Wales? Complete this Short Survey for the Welsh Refugee Council here   This 19-question survey is part of a piece of research into the housing experiences of Ukrainian refugees in Wales undertaken by the Welsh Refugee Council. This …

Read Article