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The Nationality and Borders Bill: The UK’s Commitment to Refugees is Under Threat

Following the proposals set out in the government’s New Plan for Immigration, published back in March alongside the consultation that we (and you as individuals contributed to), this week the 'Nationality and Borders Bill' (or more correctly named 'Anti-Refugee Bill by the sector) was introduced to Parliament. It was debated on Monday and Tuesday and passed its second reading with 366 MPs voting in favour and 265 voting against. But there are still many months of discussion ahead before it becomes law… There is no doubt that this is an intentionally provocative and dehumanising law that will see [...]

2021-07-23T11:06:00+01:0023rd July, 2021|News|

Walk and Talk with St. Augustine’s

St Augustine's Centre is a charity that offers a warm welcome and safe space to people seeking support and sanctuary here in Calderdale; together we share food, stories and build relationships. We offer specialist advice on immigration and asylum support, and one to one support with welfare, housing, health and access to wider services. We provide hot meals, English classes, training, cultural, social and wellbeing activities, trips and volunteering opportunities. We build awareness about human rights, campaigning locally and nationally. We began in 1968 as a Church playgroup and in 2009 became an independent charity, continually evolving and [...]

2021-07-22T12:56:32+01:0022nd July, 2021|News|

English for Life in the UK – Soap Operas in the UK

A soap opera is a tv or radio drama. We interview one of the writers and ask her to explain what is a ‘soap’, talk about some of the most popular soaps, give examples of story-lines and discuss whether soaps reflect our society. Download Transcript Transcript English for Life in the UK Episode 27:  Soap Operas in the UK Mark Hello, and welcome to the podcast English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for those people who want to improve their English by listening to a range of native English speakers, talking in an everyday way, [...]

2021-07-12T10:47:25+01:0012th July, 2021|News|

English for Life in the UK – Seeking Asylum in the UK, Part 2

Season 2, Episode 25 The history and work of our independent charity which specialises in support for asylum seekers and refugees. We hear the voices of some of our asylum seekers and refugees. Download Transcript Transcript Mark Hello, and welcome to the podcast English for Life in the UK. This podcast is mainly for people who want to improve their English and at the same time learn more about life in this country.   This is the second of two special episodes where we have been looking at the experience of asylum seekers and refugees and [...]

2021-06-24T06:58:50+01:0024th June, 2021|News, Podcasts|

Become a Trustee at St. Augustine’s

About St Augustine’s Centre St Augustine's Centre is a charity that offers a warm, welcome and safe space to people seeking support and sanctuary here in Calderdale; together we share food, stories and build relationships. We offer specialist advice on immigration and asylum support, and one to one support with welfare, housing, health and access to wider services. We provide hot meals, English classes, training, cultural, social and wellbeing activities, trips and volunteering opportunities. We build awareness about human rights, campaigning locally and nationally. We began in 1968 as a Church playgroup and in 2009 became an [...]

2021-06-18T15:37:45+01:0017th June, 2021|News|

Refugee Week 2021

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20 June, Refugee Week is also a growing global movement. This years theme is We Cannot Walk Alone. There is a moment in Martin Luther King’s historic ‘I have a dream’ speech when he turns his attention to the White people who, realising their destiny and that of their Black fellow citizens was intertwined, joined the movement for equal rights. “They have come to realise that their freedom is [...]

2021-06-14T12:56:38+01:0011th June, 2021|News|

English for Life in the UK – Seeking Asylum in the UK, Part 1

Season 2, Episode 24 The right to asylum. How the process is supposed to work. Some of the challenges. The voices of experience from asylum seekers and refugees. Download Transcript Transcript Mark Hello, and welcome to the podcast English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for those people who want to improve their English by listening to native speakers, talking about a range of subjects and in doing that, to learn more about life in this country.  Those of us who record this podcast either work or volunteer for an organisation called the [...]

2021-06-24T06:55:16+01:004th June, 2021|News, Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Elections in the UK

Season 2, Episode 23 In May 2021 there were local and mayoral elections in England, national elections in Scotland and Wales. We interview one of the local candidates to find out what it was like. Download Transcript Transcript English for Life in the UK Episode 23:  Elections in the UK Mark Hello, and welcome to the podcast English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for those people who want to improve their English and learn more about life in this country by listening to native English speakers talking in a natural way about [...]

2021-06-04T20:33:13+01:004th June, 2021|News, Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Football in the UK

Season 2, Episode 22 We discuss the recent proposals for a European Super League. The history of some of England’s big clubs including Manchester City and Manchester United. Football related phrases and idioms. Download Transcript Transcript Mark Hello, and welcome to the podcast English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for those people who want to improve their English and at the same time to learn more about life in this country; and, we choose subjects which we hope will be of interest to people, and some of them are linked to the [...]

2021-05-25T09:35:38+01:007th May, 2021|News, Podcasts|

Volunteers Week 2021 – Thank You, Trustees!

As part of Volunteers Week, we want to take a moment to recognise the work of our brilliant Board of Trustees who donate their time and expertise behind the scenes. They consistently go above and beyond to support the strategic development of our charity and to ensure we meet the needs of our community. We asked some of our trustees to share a little bit about what they do and what their role means to them. Katie: My great grandparents on both sides of my family were refugees. I know many people who arrived in this country on [...]

2021-06-04T12:13:09+01:004th June, 2021|News|
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