The Home Office has worked with a number of key partners and charities to launch a campaign to raise awareness that the coronavirus (COVID-19) household isolation instructions do not apply to those escaping domestic abuse. The campaign aims to inform the public that police response and support services remain available too.
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We are recruiting to a new Board of Trustees!
CACH has been running projects in the community for a number of years as a partnership; now we are becoming an independent charity to secure the future of the project - and we need your help to make that a reality!
This is a unique opportunity to join a new charity that is building on the success of a well-established service. CACH has an exceptional reputation for creating a positive impact on people’s lives and the community.
Burton is becoming an even more Welcoming Place!
Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute. Anybody can pop along to their local Place of Welcome and will be guaranteed a warm welcome, free hospitality and the opportunity to make friends in the local community.
Since the article in the April ebulletin:
The next LRA meeting is on Wednesday, 20th March 2019 at 7:30 pm
Darwin Room, Wade Street Church: 34 Wade St, Lichfield WS13 6HL
Please use the Frog Lane side entrance.
The Agenda will include:
- Feedback from City of Sanctuary meeting (2nd March)
- Feedback from Stafford SWR meeting (25th February)
- Plan events for Refugee week – end of June
- Syrian family support/mentoring activities e.g. conversation practice, shopping trips
They welcome new members and hope to see you there!
In the last few days the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty & Human Rights published the findings of a fortnight-long investigation across the UK.
To mark Refugee Week 2018 Oxfam will be hosting an event on Thursday 21 June in the Market Square in Stafford. One of their main campaigns for the last couple of years has been 'Stand As One' . It calls for changes in policy around refugee rights - to help them have safe passage to the UK, be reunited with family members left behind etc. They also work towards creating positive sentiment among the UK public towards refugees.
Lichfield Quakers and Friends are conducting an open meeting where people and groups who are supporting asylum seekers can tell the interested public what they are doing, and how they can be supported from Lichfield. This covers people in the Middle East, mainland Europe and already in the UK.
They have a full schedule of speakers so can't give formal space to further contributions; conversely, people who attend will be hearing about a wide range of projects.
They will forward briefing notes to anyone who contacts them.
Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership is holding 2 free British Values training sessions (morning and afternoon) on 16 March2016 to assist with implementing the Prevent Duty and promoting fundamental British values.
The half-day training sessions, repeated morning and afternoon, is free of charge and will focus on what it means to promote British Values in schools particularly, but will also be of interest to our local partners.
Please see the flyer below for further information.