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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 …

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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 …

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Welsh Refugee Council recognized at Wales Business Awards
24th May 2024 |

Welsh Refugee Council recognized 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Wales & West as Headline Sponsor for #NoSA2024
3rd May 2024 |

Wales & West as Headline Sponsor for #NoSA2024

Today marks just 45 days to #NoSA2024 and we are delighted to announce that Wales and West Housing is this year’s headline sponsor for the Nation of Sanctuary Awards. The awards, which celebrate refugees & asylum seekers from across Wales, will be held at Cornerstone Church Cardiff on Monday 17th June. These awards simply would …

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Latest on Rwanda Flights
2nd May 2024 |

Latest on Rwanda Flights

Like anyone with a conscience, we are extremely shocked and angry to see the detention of asylum seekers being carried out all across the UK, including Wales. Future generations will be aghast and ashamed at the footage of these cruel, heavy-handed, and blatantly performative actions. We are still learning the exact details about who is …

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Latest Advice & Information on Rwanda Act
30th April 2024 |

Latest Advice & Information on Rwanda Act

Many of you have seen stories in the media about the Home Office’s intention to detain people subject to removal under the recently passed Rwanda Act. This news will no doubt cause worry for our clients, their communities, and the WRC volunteers who help support them. Like other organisations supporting sanctuary seekers in Wales and …

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Safety of Rwanda Bill is ‘Shameful’ says WRC CEO Andrea Cleaver
23rd April 2024 |

Safety of Rwanda Bill is ‘Shameful’ says WRC CEO Andrea Cleaver

We all agree that the UK needs an efficient, functioning asylum system that does not waste taxpayers’ money. The current system is already ineffective, dysfunctional, and expensive, a situation that will become much worse under the Safety of Rwanda Bill. We are immensely dismayed by last night’s vote on this shameful piece of legislation and …

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What is the Welsh Refugee Coalition?
3rd April 2024 |

What is the Welsh Refugee Coalition?

by Lily Scaplehorn The Welsh Refugee Coalition, established in 2015, is made up of 54 charities and organisations who work together to pool their collective resources and speak with one unified voice on policies and practices impacting asylum seekers and refugees in Wales. The Coalition meets on a three-monthly basis to discuss the issues they …

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