Various Dates  ESOL Beginner’s English language ‘Start Here’ evening at JobChange, 10 Red Lion Street, Wolverhampton Town Centre, WV1 4HL.  For age 18 and over.  The evening runs from 5.30pm to 8.00pm and is completely free to attend.  Freephone: 0800 122 3510.  If you cannot leave your children, bring them along.

Wednesday August 23rd (and every Wednesday)  Free Advice Clinic at the Church of St.Chad and St.Mark, Lime Street, Owen Road, Penn Fields, Wolverhampton, WV3 0HT.  10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Help available with: Benefits, asylum and immigration queries (although they are not solicitors), debt advice, basic employment rights, housing problems and queries, enrolling with doctors and schools, advice on college enrolment for English classes for asylum seekers, and help with form filling.  Provided by Hester Fairclough, a former advice-worker currently training to become a barrister-at-law.

Wednesday August 23rd  Weekly Drop-In Centre at the Church in Broad Street, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Among other things, we aim to provide a safe, welcoming place where asylum seekers and refugees can relax by socialising, playing games and informally mixing with people from their own and other cultures.  CLICK HERE for leaflet/poster.

Wednesday August 30th  Weekly Drop-In Centre at the Church in Broad Street, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Among other things, we aim to provide a safe, welcoming place where asylum seekers and refugees can relax by socialising, playing games and informally mixing with people from their own and other cultures.  CLICK HERE for leaflet/poster.

September  Click HERE for the ESOL enrolment dates of local Colleges (shortly before the courses start).  Note that some of these courses charge a fee or may not be open to all.  Click HERE for other options.

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Wednesday September 20th  W’ton City of Sanctuary Planning Meeting at 2:30 p.m. at the Church in Broad Street.

 

Restore LogoThursday evenings October 5th, 12th and 19th  Restore (Birmingham) training sessions about refugee issues and befriending.  “Who is fleeing persecution and seeking sanctuary?”  7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham City Centre, B4 7SX.  Enquiries to: Jeremy Thompson, Restore’s Befriending Coordinator, Tel. 0121 661 4275 or Email [email protected] . Training is offered free of charge, but donations towards costs are welcome.  Click HERE for poster.

 

CoverPhoto_TheBundleFriday November 10th  “The Bundle“, a play about asylum seekers, will be performed by Journeyman Theatre at 7:30 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House in Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton.  “The true story of a woman fleeing domestic violence and servitude in Chechyna, endorsed by the state there, coupled with the ‘hostile environment’ being created in the UK by our government“.  Free entry, with a collection for the local Quaker asylum seekers support fund.  Click HERE for map.  Click HERE for website.  More details later.

 

 

 

 

 

Restore LogoRestore (Birmingham) run training sessions about refugee issues and befriending.  Enquiries to: Jeremy Thompson, Restore’s Befriending Coordinator, Tel. 0121 236 0069 or Email [email protected] .  Training is offered free of charge, but donations towards costs are welcome.