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Awareness “myth busting” Workshops
22nd February 2022 |

Awareness “myth busting” Workshops

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Clarity on definitions of Asylum seekers, Refugees and Migrants Understanding myths we are told – the facts and figures behind the myths A look at the effects of biases, stereotypes and Othering Steps and actions you can take Interested in developing your understanding of people who seek safety? Sign up to …

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ENDING SOON – Transport Support for Asylum Seekers in Wales
24th January 2022 |

ENDING SOON – Transport Support for Asylum Seekers in Wales

  This project will be ending on the 31st of March!     From 1 February – 31 March, eligible asylum seekers in Wales can apply for free bus and or train tickets across Wales. Asylum seekers live on £39.63 a week and, as a result, cannot always access public transportation to attend educational activities, …

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Afghan Crisis Support – How you can help
20th August 2021 |

Afghan Crisis Support – How you can help

The alarming headlines and distressing images from Afghanistan have prompted an outpouring of support from people in Wales. You can register your interest here in being part of the Welsh response to the crisis. On 13th September the Home Office formally announced there will be new funding in place to welcome Afghan families to the …

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You can help welcome Afghan refugees
18th August 2021 |

You can help welcome Afghan refugees

Dear Supporters, You will have seen the devastating images of the Taliban taking over Afghanistan. We know that people are scared and are deeply worried that such a regime will put their lives at risk. The Taliban are not known for giving freedoms or justice, as you and I have been privileged to experience in …

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Impact of the recent Welsh Election for Wales
10th June 2021 |

Impact of the recent Welsh Election for Wales

As the dust settles on what has been an unusual election for the Welsh Senedd, dominated as it was by the continuing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, we reflect on what this means for refugees and asylum seekers in Wales. Read more here  Impact of the recent Welsh Election for Wales

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We are against the New Immigration Plan for the UK
9th June 2021 |

We are against the New Immigration Plan for the UK

Read our response to UK government’s proposed changes to the asylum system We are deeply concerned about the proposed changes to the asylum system, which we believe will make things more difficult for asylum seekers, especially those who are forced to arrive through unapproved routes. The proposed changes will likely have the worst impact on …

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Refugee Week
3rd June 2021 |

Refugee Week

Refugee Week 2021: We cannot walk alone Refugee Week 2021 is 14-20 June – and this year we’re extending the celebrations into July. Anyone can get involved by organising or taking part in an event or activity. Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational activities to celebrate the contribution of refugees and asylum seekers …

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New plans to change the Asylum System in the UK
31st March 2021 |

New plans to change the Asylum System in the UK

The Home Office has released its New Plan for Immigration that proposes to overhaul the asylum system in the UK.  We will be submitting a complete response to the plan, which is out for public consultation for the next 6 weeks from 24 March 2021. Download and read our Press Release – Home Office Plans …

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Annual General Meeting 2021
29th March 2021 |

Annual General Meeting 2021

Join us for our AGM What a year it’s been!  We have thrived, flexed, and grown, and continued to build on our amazing work! Of course, none of this would have been possible without you and our clients, who remain at the heart of our work. This year, we boldly launched a freephone service and …

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New Partnership Grant for BAME Groups
18th March 2021 |

New Partnership Grant for BAME Groups

A new partnership has been launched to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities and individuals who Covid19 has disproportionately impacted. The fund is provided by Comic Relief with The National Emergencies Trust, The Clothworker’s Foundation and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. Race Council Cymru, BAWSO and Welsh Refugee Council are the partnership organisations administering and delivering …

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