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More Places of Welcome venues for Burton town centre

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:

Lichfield Refugee Aid - General Meeting

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!

Refugee Week 2018

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.

Refugee Awareness Training Sessions 2016

Staffordshire North and Stoke Citizens Advice Bureau (SNSCAB) and Refugee Action are working in partnership to roll out a number of free training sessions to raise awareness of refugee issues and the Syrian Resettlement Programme. Sessions will be running from June until the end of September.

This invitation is open to all voluntary sector, community organisations and statutory agencies who come into contact with refugees during the course of their work or for anyone who wishes to broaden their knowledge on the rights and entitlements of refugees in the UK.

June & July 2016 SSCB Training

Spaces are available for the following June & July 2016 SSCB Training:-

Multi Agency Level 2, Working Together to Safeguard Children Training, 09:30 – 16:30

This event is for NEW members of the workforce (not to update) who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.

Refugee Awareness Training Sessions 2016

Staffordshire North and Stoke Citizens Advice Bureau (SNSCAB) and Refugee Action are working in partnership to roll out a number of free training sessions to raise awareness of refugee issues and the Syrian Resettlement Programme. Sessions will be running from June until the end of September.

This invitation is open to all voluntary sector, community organisations and statutory agencies who come into contact with refugees during the course of their work or for anyone who wishes to broaden their knowledge on the rights and entitlements of refugees in the UK.

Asylum Seekers & Refugees - What is Happening in Lichfield?

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.