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Volunteers Week 2021 – Interview with Ali

As part of Volunteers’ Week, June 1-7, we have been highlighting the amazing work of our volunteers which help us to provide our much-needed services and support. We caught up with one of our volunteers, Ali, to find out a little more about her role and what volunteering means for her. Maybe she’ll inspire you to volunteer, too! Hi, Ali! Where are you from? Hebden Bridge What is your volunteer role? For St. Augustine’s I’m an ESOL tutor, and for the Staying Well Project I’m a Befriender. How long have you been volunteering for St. Augustine’s? Not [...]

2021-06-03T13:48:31+01:003rd June, 2021|News|

Volunteers Week 2021

All week, 1-7 June 2021, we are celebrating our volunteers and the contribution they make to our work. A message from Su, our Volunteers Manager: Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do at St. Augustine's. We have an amazing team of around 150 volunteers who offer their skills, time and compassion to make a difference to the lives of people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants in Calderdale. Our volunteers cook and serve hundreds of meals each week. They interpret, assist with casework and offer welfare support.  They collect, sort and deliver donations of food, clothes, [...]

2021-05-28T14:13:58+01:001st June, 2021|News|

Together With Refugees

10 May 2021 Today, we join Together With Refugees, a new coalition of more than 100 national, local, refugee-led and grassroots groups, who believe in showing compassion to people fleeing war, persecution or violence.  Together, we are calling for a better approach to supporting refugees that is kinder, fairer and more effective. This means standing up for people’s ability to seek safety in the UK no matter how they came here. It means ensuring people can live in dignity while they wait to hear if they will be granted protection. It means empowering refugees to rebuild their lives and [...]

2021-05-10T14:29:32+01:0010th May, 2021|News|

St Augustine’s Centre Response to New Immigration Plan

What is the government's plan for immigration? How can you help protest this plan? What is the government's plan for immigration? In March 2021 the government published its ‘New Plan for Immigration’ alongside a consultation on new immigration rules. The consultation ends on May 6th at 11.45am. It has been a rapid process and the questions within the consultation itself are confusing. St Augustine’s stand against these plans. We believe they are a hodgepodge of cruel measures that are irrelevant to government’s own failing system and will inhibit people who are fleeing war and persecution, to rebuild [...]

2021-05-06T10:48:11+01:0029th April, 2021|News|

English for Life in the UK – Shakespeare

Season 2, Episode 21 We recorded this episode on Shakespeare’s birthday which is also St George’s day. We discuss aspects of Shakespeare’s life and plays. Idioms from Shakespeare. Download Transcript Public Domain Image of ‘St George kills the Dragon’ by Edward Burns - Jones. St George is the Patron Saint of England and his feast day is April 23rd. Public Domain image - the  Cobbe portrait of Shakespeare claimed to have been painted whilst he was alive. Shakespeare died and April 23rd and he was possibly born on the 23rd of April too, which is [...]

2021-05-20T23:00:24+01:0026th April, 2021|Podcasts|

Job Vacancy: Immigration Adviser

St Augustine's Centre is looking for an OISC Level 1 qualified Immigration Adviser to start as soon as possible, 22.5 hours per week We're looking for someone to deliver advice specifically on Refugee Family Reunion, helping people to reunite with loved ones they have been forced to leave behind. This is part of an excitin gnew Yorkshire wide partnership project working closely with the Helena Kennedy Centre Refugee Rights Hub (HKC) which is based in Sheffield. This three day a week role is based with us at St Augustine’s Centre. Key information about the job  £11.50 per hour [...]

2021-04-13T14:33:53+01:0013th April, 2021|Jobs|

English for Life in the UK – Easter in the UK

Season 2, Episode 20 The importance of Easter to Christians and the Easter story. Easter as a pagan festival. Modern U.K. traditions at Easter. Easter in some other countries. Symbolism and metaphors. Download Transcript On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. On Maundy Thursday, The Queen distributes special Maundy money to local pensioners in a service which remembers Jesus washing the feet of the Apostles at the Last Supper. On Good Friday in the afternoon Christians remember that Jesus was crucified In Golgotha. At Easter children love to [...]

2021-05-20T21:07:45+01:007th April, 2021|News, Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Film and Cinema in the UK

Season 2, Episode 18 History of film. Festivals and award ceremonies, the Oscars. How films get selected and the impact of streaming. Film genres. Film vocabulary. Download Transcript Toy Story is a good example of a children's film The Academy Awards Ceremony is often called ‘The Oscars’ because Margaret Hernrick said the statue looked like her Uncle Oscar and the name stuck Films like ‘Avatar’ require the audience to wear 3 D glasses to experience the special effects Silent films featured comic actors such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton Square Chapel is [...]

2021-05-19T13:14:07+01:007th April, 2021|Podcasts|
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