Imagine you are new to Swansea, you would like to learn more about your new community but you are forbidden from taking employment. These are circumstances which people seeking sanctuary commonly face.
Join us on Tuesday July 5th from 13:30-16:30 at Swansea YMCA to gain a clearer understanding of what is meant by ‘meaningful activity’ with specific reference to people seeking sanctuary as well as an opportunity to promote your organisation’s services. There will be presentations from Displaced People in Action / Swansea City of Sanctuary, Swansea Council for Voluntary Service, Down to Earth Project and Hay Brecon & Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees.
Following these presentations there will be an opportunity for organisations to network and promote their activities to people seeking sanctuary.
For those seeking sanctuary, hear presentations from some of the excellent activities and services which exist in Swansea and elsewhere in Wales and make use of the opportunity to find out how you can access these activities.
Tickets are free but need to be booked online.
Many thanks indeed to the Swansea’s kind Sudanese community for providing such engaging and informative activities at Unity in Diversity.
What a wonderful evening of traditional poetry, music, dance and participatory drama where we all learned of the conflicts in Sudan and difficulties faced as an asylum seeker or refugee in your new home. Many issues were addressed and there were many clear messages of positivity demonstrated articulately and effectively through drama. An incredibly well-planned event with the clear objective of promoting cohesion and personal development within the community. We are very proud to host such a dynamic program, devised and delivered by our community members themselves.
Unity in Diversity had a visit from Sarah Reynolds who spent some time talking to folks and getting to know about the work we do with an aim of writing an article about us. She informs us that the article will be published and we keenly await to see it.
Another wonderful turnout for second lesson in Food safety Coaching, 34 people! This lesson focused on using separate equipment in the kitchen. It was great hear the learners using important vocabulary and ideas from our previous lesson. This clearly demonstrates that the areas we have covered have been retained and we are now able to move on to other areas effectively.
Please see our slideshow for the lesson presentation and learning materials.
We are very happy to report that our first session in Food Safety Coaching went very well last night with 30 keen participants present. This session focused on effective hand-washing when planning to handle food. Please see the slideshow for details and information on the following 6 sessions on this course.
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A wonderful turnout at last week’s consultation event. The Welsh refugee council kindly provided an opportunity for people to express their concerns and ideas. This was greatly valued by the participants.
I am happy to have the opportunity to talk about the problems my family face in a way that we feel comfortable and safe.
There were many important areas discussed and the general feeling that although things can’t be improved immediately it was comforting to know that this will help people in the future.
Many thanks to the Welsh refugee council for providing the chance for people to be heard – it was greatly valued.
Very well done to our wonderful translators who ultimately allowed those without English language skills to have their say and to understand discussions.
Further gratitude goes to Hannah from Swansea city of Sanctuary for her kind help.
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We are very happy to announce that the Welsh Refugee Council will be holding a focus group at the UiD community drop-in. As directed by Welsh Government, the WRC will consult with asylum seekers and refugees living in the Swansea area in order to; understand people’s experiences of living in Wales, discuss any barriers faced and to suggest what Welsh Government should prioritise in terms of areas of inequality.
Day/Date: Thursday 4th June 2015
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Address: UiD Community Drop-in, Caepistyll St, Waun Wen, Swansea. SA1 2BE
Since devising an on-line directory of services for supporting asylum seekers and refugees in the Swansea area we’ve had a wonderful response from other organisations in Swansea. The directory is developing quickly – it’s always worth checking-in occasionally to see what new services are on offer. There have been 4 services added in the last week!
We found that the web version works well on larger machines like desktop computers, large screen tablets and laptops. Unfortunately it seemed very difficult to use on smaller devices like smartphones.
To address this we now have an on-line app specifically for smaller devices. The power to find, or refer people to needed help can easily live in your pocket.
We greatly welcome feedback or information to help us continually improve the directory.
The “UiD M-app” can be accessed through the web browser on your mobile device. All you need to do is bookmark the page 🙂
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