3p increase

The government has decided that the support for asylum seekers to be increased by 3 pence per week from £39.60 to £39.63 or £5.66 per day. This is meant to cover food, clothes, transport, toiletries, telephone, etc but not accommodation. All the charities supporting asylum seekers condemn this as an insult. The government increased the […]

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yoga class

We are setting up an online yoga class for refugee and asylum seeker women. The sessions will take place every Wednesday from Mid-November 1-2 PM until Christmas, when we will review them. The classes will be led by a professional yoga teacher, Claire, who is also an expert on trauma. She has been teaching yoga […]

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Feedback from refugees

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Feedback from some of the refugees and asylum seekers who received food parcels. We also asked for feedback on what food they liked and disliked – for when we make more food parcels. Each family got a bag of 5kg Basmati rice, a bag full of fruit and vegetables and a bag with staples like […]

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Feeding the children

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Feeding the children When it is school holiday this week and many children will therefore not receive free school meals following the vote in parliament. Among those children missing out on free school meals are children of refugee and asylum seeker families in Calderdale. With a grant from Community Foundation For Calderdale it has been […]

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More cards now printed

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We had to print some more of the cards produced by some of our refugees and asylum seekers. The first 300 cards sold out very quickly. So we have now got another 600 cards printed – 200 of each of the three cards. Each card comes with an envelope. The cards still cost £1 per […]

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TWG cards for sale

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Beautifully designed cards for sale We are very proud to announce the arrival of TWG Cards with 3 stunning designs by members from Turkey. Sri Lanka and Nigeria. The cards have either a poem or a national saying on the inside cover. Paid for by a specific donation and printed by the local Print Bureau, […]

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Move the Calderdale Way

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Brilliant start for the Together We Grow ‘Move the Calderdale Way’ Team . Our team of 15 including 7 children and young people have notched up an incredible 155 miles walking, cycling, dancing, etc in the first week. The team target is 50 miles through the month of September so what a spectacular achievement in. […]

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