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.

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.

Wednesday October 18th (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 October 18th  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 October 25th (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 October 25th  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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Saturday December 2nd  Another of our well-established “Meet and Mingle” events.  7 to 9 p.m. at ‘Broad Street Church’, Westbury Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1JD.  An excellent opportunity to meet and talk to Asylum Seekers and Refugees to help us to understand the difficulties they experience but also how they positively contribute to the life of the City.  Admittance is free, but as this is a Bring and Share event, please bring food (cultural dishes will be most welcome) to share with each other.

 

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.