Kennington – Refugee Welcome


Who are we?

A group of people who share the wish to extend a welcome to
families or individuals whose life has been torn apart by conflict or
persecution. We welcome new members.

What are we hoping to achieve?

To offer our friendship and support in practical ways including
housing, finance, food, equipment, learning the English language and
coping with the challenges of the British welfare system and
employment regulations.

What progress has been made?

  • Language support for new arrivals
  • Acceptance as a host family
  • Volunteering for Asylum Welcome
  • Collecting donations
  • Spreadsheet of individual offers of help
  • Contact with other groups in Oxfordshire


Gillian Cox

 or telephone:01865 735590

Next meeting

Monday, 25 April, 8.00 pm, St Swithun’s Church. Visitors welcome!

We are very fortunate to be joined by Dai Richards who will talk about his experiences working as a volunteer adviser to asylum seekers and refugees at “Asylum Welcome” in Oxford. 

Using anonymous case studies , he will give us an insight into the challenges and barriers they face on arrival in this country. He will also tell us about the film he is making on this subject. At the end he will try to answer any questions you have.

Dai worked as a documentary film maker for many years, mainly for the BBC, where he worked on “News Night”, “Panorama” . “Timewatch” and other series. He was featured in the Oxford Times in July 2012 as one of Sylvia Vetta’s castaways.

 Afterwards there will be a brief update from members of the group.

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