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August 2020

Time of Prayer for Refugees and Those Walking Alongside

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Online – in your own home

Join us in praying for refugees and those walking alongside them in the Thames Valley and beyond. Each month we will pray for specific needs of refugees and those supporting them, with a particular focus on our local area. We will hear from someone with experience locally to inform our prayers – beginning in August with Vanessa Faulkner of Marlow Refugee Action. Dates for the next months will be: Monday 21st September Wednesday 14th October Thursday 12th November Thursday 10th…

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Introduction to Asylum and Supporting Refugees

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online – in your own home
£38.93 – £51.71

"This half-day introductory course covers the must-knows of asylum and refugee support. The Refugee Council uses the expertise of our delivery staff who work directly with asylum-seekers, newly recognized refugees, and those arriving through resettlement schemes, to develop training that’s relevant, up to date, and informed by best practice. Course Suitability Those interested in, or new to working in, the Refugee sector. Course overview Claiming Asylum and seeking support as a newly recognized Refugee are complex processes, and at times…

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September 2020

Introduction to Mental Health Support for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online – in your own home
£38.93 – £70.88

"A course introducing the topic of mental health and well-being for refugees & asylum seekers At the Refugee Council we have over 17 years of experience providing trauma-informed, culturally sensitive therapy to refugees and asylum seekers from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds. Our trainers are all qualified specialist therapists with hands-on experience of delivering individual and group therapeutic interventions to this client population and can draw on real-life examples from their practice. Course suitability This course would benefit…

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National Refugee Prayer Hour – focusing on Destitution and Detention

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Hosted by Welcome Churches, Jubilee Plus Refugee Network and Glasgow Prayer Focus for Refugees. Following the success of the first Refugee Prayer Hour on World Refugee Day, we are joining together again to pray with and for refugees in the UK. Join as Christians from across the UK from 11am-12noon to pray with and for refugees. We will be focusing on the issues surrounding detention of asylum seekers in the UK and praying for justice to be done. Register today…

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No Direction Home – stand-up comedy

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"Join us for a brilliant night of fresh stand-up comedy as we launch the No Direction Home (virtual) tour of the UK Following the huge success of our summer Zoom gigs, No Direction Home is taking to the (online) road for a series of performances between August and November. Join us for our launch event in partnership with Camden People's Theatre. Freaturing guest-headliner Mo Omar. Plus Edin Suljic, Nour-ani Sisserian and Delia Remy Produced by Counterpoints Arts as part of…

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NACCOM webinar: Accommodation in the changing landscape of Covid-19

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Online – in your own home

"Providing accommodation to refugees and people seeking asylum in the changing landscape of Covid-19 As part of NACCOM's September webinar series in the run up to our AGM, this virtual workshop will explore how accommodation delivery models have been redesigned for refugees and people seeking asylum in the changing landscape of Covid-19. What have we learnt from Covid-19? How have we (and how can we?) adapt our services to work in partnership to deliver a more client-focussed and holistic accommodation model…

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Walk for Refugees at the Reading Legal Walk 2020

September 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Forbury Gardens Reading, RG1 3BB + Google Map

"Join us at the Reading Legal Walk and give a lifeline to Refugees in Berkshire. The Reading Legal Walk is a 10km walk to raise money for our free legal advice services for Refugees and people seeking asylum. Last year we gave more than 151 Refugee families and individuals hundreds of hours of free legal advice and practical help that they cannot access elsewhere. We rely entirely on donations to continue this vital service for Refugee men, women and children…

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Wycombe Refugee Partnership’s AGM

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Please see the invitation to our AGM, which will take place on Saturday 19th September from 12-1pm online, via zoom. Let Hannah Underwood, Administrator administrator@wycombe-refugees.org know if you'd like to join us and she will send you the zoom link. You can also find our Annual Report here, which contains a summary of our main activities and main achievements from August 2018-August 2019. Many thanks to Judith for designing this for us!"

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Time of Prayer for Refugees and Those Walking Alongside

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Online – in your own home

Join us in praying for refugees and those walking alongside them in the Thames Valley and beyond. Each month we will pray for specific needs of refugees and those supporting them, with a particular focus on our local area. We will hear from someone with experience locally to inform our prayers. This month we look forward to hearing from Sarah Wahby and Goytom Fissehaye, Service Manager & Trustee of Sanctuary Hosting.  We will also focus our prayers this month around…

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Workshop: Experts by Experience and the Power to Change

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, NACCOM has been hearing from members about the value of listening to people with lived experience, and how this is helping to shape service design. In collaboration with Refugee Action’s Good Practice and Partnerships Team, which has been researching and consulting with people with lived experience, this webinar will explore how Experts by Experience are uniquely placed to help to develop innovative service design through partnership working. The workshop will look at the importance for organisations to involve people with lived experience and how to identify and build…

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Solutions for people in Northern France who want to seek asylum in the UK

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Join the conversation on alternative solutions to the situation at the UK-France border. IMIX invites you to a panel discussion on what potential processes could help to resolve the situation for prospective asylum seekers on the UK's doorstep. In light of a potential, new bilateral agreement between the UK and France on channel crossings, border security and returns, we are faced with a critical risk that individuals' access to the UK asylum system will be further hampered through new arrangements…

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Webinar: Spotlight on hotspots and the new EU Migration Pact

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Online – in your own home

"In November 2019, the head of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency described the EU ‘hotspot’ in Moria, Lesbos, Greece, as “the single most worrying fundamental rights issue that we are confronting anywhere in the European Union.”  An overcrowded place of confinement for those seeking refuge in the EU, it was destroyed in a devastating fire days ago, leaving nearly 13,000 men, women, and children without shelter or access to basic services. In an apparently reaction to this tragedy, the European…

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NACCOM The No Accommodation Network AGM

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Online – in your own home

"NACCOM is a national network preventing destitution amongst people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants. It has been a national charity (CIO No: 1162434) since 2015 and an informal network of voluntary organisations since 2006. NACCOM invites members and supporters to join us for the online launch of our Annual Survey and Impact Report at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). You will hear the scale and impact of NACCOM members’ support for people who are destitute and seeking asylum, refugees or migrants with NRPF…

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Refugee Prayer Hour: Moria

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Did you hear about the burnt down refugee camp of Moria in the news? Well we would like to invite you to pray with us for the 12,000 people affected by this disaster on Monday 28th September from 8-9pm. Join us to pray for Moria Refugee Camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The last month has seen devastation brought to this refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, as a fire swept through the camp making 12,000 refugees…

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October 2020

No Direction Home stand-up comedy night

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online – in your own home
Free – £7

"Pioneering stand-up comedy collective featuring performers from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Join us for an evening of comedy featuring new comedians and a very special headliner. Donate what you decide £3-£7 suggested, free tickets available to those on low or zero income. No Direction Home is produced by Counterpoints Arts as part of its #PopChange programme, hosted by Tom Parry in collaboration with Big Difference Company, producers of Leicester Comedy Festival."

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Conference – Improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

October 5
Online or on-site: West One De Vere Conference Centre, 9-10 Portland Place
London, W18 1PR
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£250 – £495

"We are pleased to announce this hybrid conference to focus on improving Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Virtual or on-site attendance, De Vere West One, London. This conference will enable you to: Network with colleagues who are working to improve mental health support for refugees and asylum seekers Reflect on the lived experience of a refugee to this country Understand the national context Understand the vulnerabilities that lead to mental health issues in refugees and ayslum seekers…

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Access to Higher Education for young refugees and asylum seekers: training for practitioners

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Online – in your own home
£60 – £70

"The training is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about educational progression for young refugees and asylum seekers, and will enable participants to: grapple with particular difficulties that asylum seekers face in accessing, remaining and progressing in HE understand what different young people with a variety of immigration status' are entitled to, including fee status, student finance, scholarships etc. learn about the latest policy and legal developments affecting HE for this group of young people grow in the ability…

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In Turmoil – Refugee Women and Mental Health – film screening and discussion

October 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"On World Mental Health Day 2020 The Azadi Project is hosting a one of its kind event - webinar and film screening - highlighting the importance of mental health and psychosocial support for asylum seekers with a special focus on refugee women. The film "In Turmoil" is filmed by refugee women of the Moria camp in Lesbos, Greece. The 10-minute film is an honest dialogue by four refugee women, who fearlessly share their vulnerability to shed light on the critical aspect of…

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Time of Prayer for Refugees and Those Walking Alongside

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Online – in your own home

Join us in praying for refugees and those walking alongside them in the Thames Valley and beyond. Each month we will pray for specific needs of refugees and those supporting them, with a particular focus on our local area. We will hear from someone with experience locally to inform our prayers. This month we will focus our prayers particularly around children and young people and will hear from Caritas Umulisa, Youth and AFS Assistant Coordinator at Asylum Welcome. Dates for…

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Welcome to the Word – Foundations: Discipleship training tool

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Where do you start if refugees and asylum seekers arrive at your church, who know nothing about the Bible at all? The ‘Welcome to the Word – Foundations’ course is a six session course designed for people who want to find out more about the Christian faith and are brand new to the Bible. It uses a Discovery Bible Study approach for use with refugees coming from other religious backgrounds. No prior knowledge or church contact is assumed. Sign up…

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