Refugee Week Dinner: Friday 30 June 2017 6.30pm

 Celebrate Refugee Week with us

Friday 30 June 2017 6.30pm

City United Reformed Church, Windsor Place, Cardiff

2 Course Dinner and a Movie   – £12.50

Bring your Own Wine

Kenyan Inspired Menu with food cooked with help from local Cardiff refugees.

The movie “Warehoused” gives an intimate look at the plight long-term refugees face worldwide, by exploring life in Dadaab, Kenya, one of the largest refugee camps in the world. We see the camp’s inner workings through one man’s journey to do everything in his power to provide for his family.

 

Tickets and info here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/asylum-justice-dinner-and-movie-tickets-35105447338

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The closest local train station is Queen Street Station and is 5 minute walk away. Limited car parking is available behind the church. Lots of pay and display car parking is available in the surrounding streets, and in nearby parking garages.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring your own wine, and pay a 50p cost per glass

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email questions to a.mcqueen@asylumjustice.org.uk

Twitter: @asylumjustice

Asylum Justice is a registered charity (Reg No 1112026) regulated by the

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (Reg No N200800025)

 

JOB ADVERTISEMENT– Volunteer Development Worker, Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group

Please see details below and a link to an application form:

  • 21 hours a week
  • 2 year post, funded by Tudor Trust
  • Based in Swansea
  • Salary £21,000 per annum Pro Rata. Statutory pension contributions

About Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group

We are a volunteer-led registered charity, run and managed by our members, who include asylum seekers, refugees and other local people. We give a warm welcome to people seeking sanctuary in Swansea through our twice-weekly drop-ins, and offer practical support and educational and recreational opportunities.

We are seeking someone to help us

  • Build our capacity and sustainability by encouraging existing and new members to contribute to the organisation in different ways – be it through practical tasks or governance
  • Improve our existing services by mobilising additional voluntary help
  • Help us identify and prioritise opportunities for new volunteer-led work

The successful candidate will:

  • Understand the challenges faced by asylum seekers and refugees
  • Communicate effectively face to face and in writing
  • Encourage and support people in a wide range of voluntary roles
  • Work with us to develop new projects and put them into action
  • Work on your own initiative within guidance offered by the line manager and management committee
  • Be available for frequent work on Friday evenings (5.30-7.30) and for 2.5 hours each Saturday.

Ideally you will have experience of working alongside asylum seekers and refugees – or first-hand experience of seeking asylum. However we are interested in all applicants who have the commitment, skills and attitudes needed for work.

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd July 2017 9.00am

Interview date: 18th or 19th July 2017

For full details and an application form click here.

Signpost Training – Referral Routes for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Swansea area

Signpost Training

Swansea is a city of welcome and there are a great number of existing services available to asylum seekers and refugees. It is our aim to connect the people we support with much needed help in their new communities.

With the aim of improving the capacity of individuals/organisations in supporting Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Swansea area, Unity in Diversity (Swansea 2015) and Swansea BayAsylum Seeker Support Group invite you to complete the following activity. Participants who demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate referral routes will receive a certificate of acknowledgement in using effective signposting.logo-and-cert

Using our Directory of Services, appropriate referral routes will be identified using example case scenarios. As this is designed to improve our collective capacity participants and organisations that contribute extra information on new/existing services will have specific feedback and acknowledgement for improving the directory as contributors.

This training is provided free of charge and is open to any individual/organisation with an interest in supporting asylum seekers and refugees. Organisations that have a number of staff participating will receive acknowledgement in the form of an ‘Organisation Certificate’. It is very important to note that many of the services in our directory support the general population, not just asylum seekers and refugees.

Let’s get Started

  1. Please browse/study our directory of services

↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑  Navigate the directory using these buttons

2. Identify appropriate referral routes and enter on our online form

Thank you very much for your participation!

Participants who demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate referral routes will receive a certificate of acknowledgement in using effective signposting.

Resources

Our Directory of Services and Links is free to print, use and share 🙂

Directory of Services and Links – Printable Version Here

Signpost Training – Printable Version Here

Pay What You Can Afford: Matt’s Cafe Taster Session Monday Feb 27th 12-4pm

Matt’s Cafe is part of the Real Junk Food (TRJF) Project, a network of national and international cafes (both permanent and pop-ups) with one central objective: to intercept food waste destined for land fill and use it to feed people who need it, on a pay as you feel basis.

Matt’s Cafe is the first registered café on the TRJF network in Swansea.

It is based at Matthew’s House, High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LW  More info at: http://matthewshouse.org.uk/matts-cafe/
The innovative pay as you feel concept encourages people to think about what that plate of food means to them, and value it in whatever way they can. By choosing not to segregate people based on financial circumstances these cafes can be funded, but in a manner that neither patronises those who need it most and empowers others to freely support it.

It provides the balance between the need for funding and the need for giving, but it does so in a very blended format – everyone is equal in being fed, it is up to the individual to pay what they feel.

Our three pillars:

  • To reduce food waste
  • To feed those with or without funds
  • To provide opportunities for those who are long-term unemployed

 

Matt’s Cafe is holding a taster session on Monday February 27th between 12 and 4pm and more information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841094242805520/

Asylum seekers and refugees are be welcome to attend the cafe and can pay what they can afford / what they feel the food is worth.

Learn English Through Stories (LETS) using Mobile Media at Swansea University Singleton Campus

Learn English Through Stories (LETS) using Mobile Media – see video at Cherish-De’s Learning Through Stories page

 

Guest Lecture

Monday 27th February 2017 – 16:00-17:00

Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building – Singleton Campus SA2 8PP

Prof. Alka Hingorani & Sanket Pethkar (IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India) will talk about their Learn English Through Stories (LETS) project

 

Design Workshop

Tuesday 28th February 2017 – 10:00-16:00

Venue To Be Decided soon (on Singleton campus)

Brainstorming collaborations, prototypes, and ideas for extending the Learn English Through Stories project.

All welcome. Refreshments provided.

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For more information  please contact Thomas Reitmaier

Job Opportunity: Accommodation Development Worker with SBASSG

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“Share Tawe Accommodation Development Worker.

  • 21 hours a week
  • 2 year post, funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • Based in Swansea
  • Salary £21,000 per annum Pro Rata. Statutory pension contributions

We are looking for someone to co-ordinate and develop our work with destitute asylum seekers. S/he will:

  • Coordinate Share Tawe – a successful scheme which links asylum seekers who have been made destitute, with local volunteer households willing to offer accommodation.
  • Pilot and evaluate a “shared house” project for asylum seekers and refugees
  • Help people move on from destitution

The successful candidate will be:

  • A clear and sensitive communicator
  • A person of sound judgement and able to prioritise
  • Highly organised and with good written English and IT skills.

Ideally they will have experience of working alongside asylum seekers and refugees – or first-hand experience of seeking asylum.

However we are interested in all applicants who have the commitment, skills and attitudes needed for work.

Interview date: 1st March 2017

Closing date for applications. Friday 10th February 9.00am

Candidates must email their completed applications in word format (not in pdf or any other format) to alantswansea@gmail.com to reach this address by Friday Feb 10th 9.00am.

If you have any practical difficulties in filling out this form, please email marilynmilesthomas@gmail.com  As SBASSG is a small volunteer led organisation we are not able to deal with general enquiries prior to interview.

Download the Application Pack for Accommodation Development Worker and email completed application forms to  alantswansea@gmail.com by Friday Feb 10th 9:00am.”

Original post by Eleri here: https://swansea.cityofsanctuary.org/2017/01/26/job-opportunity-accommodation-development-worker-with-sbassg