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.  Day classes also available – please phone for details.

Wednesday December 13th (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 December 13th at 11 a.m. before the Drop-In.  FOOD CLUB – Sharing Recipes and Cooking Skills: Today – Christmas Fare and More Rice.  Everyone welcome – Men, women, young, old, volunteers and visitors.  Come and taste and talk.

Wednesday December 13th  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.

Saturday December 16th  From 4 to 9 p.m., ChristmasSanctuary Social” at the Church of St.Chad & St.Mark, Lime Street, Penn Fields, Wolverhampton, WV3 0EX.  Celebrating Diverse Cultures with Music, Food and Friendship.  All welcome.  Click HERE for Poster.

Wednesday December 20th (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 December 20th  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 December 27th  NO Weekly Drop-In at the Church in Broad Street for today only.  Back next week!

Wednesday January 3rd 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 January 10th  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.  A senior caseworker from Fountains Solicitors of Walsall will be present to provide information about the asylum process, and to explain official forms and letters.  To be repeated on the second Wednesday of each month.

Sunday January 14th  “Migrants and Refugees – seekers of peace”  is the theme of the 2018 Roman Catholic Church ‘Peace Sunday’.  Worship Booklets and other materials are available from www.paxchristi.org.uk/product-category/peace-sunday-2017/ .

 

CoverPhoto_TheBundleFriday January 26th  – “The Bundle“, a play about asylum seekers, will be performed by Journeyman Theatre at 7 p.m. at St. Chad’s Church, 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“.  More details later.  Click HERE for website.

 

 

 

 

 

Restore LogoMonday evenings January 29th, and February 5th and 12th, 2018.  Restore (Birmingham) set of three 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.

Refugee Week LogoMonday February 12th, 2018, LONDON.  Looking for ideas and inspiration for Refugee Week 2018? (18th – 24th June).  Thinking about getting involved for the first time?  Join others from all over the country for a day of listening, learning and networking in preparation for the 20th birthday edition of Refugee Week.  Expect inspiring speakers, engaging practical workshops and fabulous perfomances.  Location: Amnesty International UK, Human Rights Action Centre, 25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA.  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Free.  Click HERE for booking information.

 

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.  Their next training course will be held on Mondays 29th January and 5th & 12th February, 2018.

 

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