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Please donate food and toiletries to the Ask Club.

Please see our current needs list:

https://theaskclubskelmersdale.org/donate-and-support-people-seeking-asylum-and-refugees-that-are-living-in-west-lancashire

Local people seeking asylum and refugees living in poverty come along to the Monday afternoon drop-in sessions and receive support.

Saving money on having your car washed? You may actually be funding criminals involved in #ModernSlavery and exploiting persons who work in this industry. Please think twice and report any concerns/ suspicions to the Police on 101 or @MSHelpline on 08000 121 700. #Spotthesigns

Thank you to the ladies of Burnley Womens Institute, at the Coal Clough Community Centre.

https://lancashire.thewi.org.uk/find-wi/burnley

A couple of weeks ago we gave a talk about refugees and asylum seekers. Everyone made us feel very welcome.

@WomensInstitute

Thank you to the ladies of Aughton Moss Womens Institute for your hospitality.

https://lancashire.thewi.org.uk/

Today, I gave a talk about fairness & justice for asylum seekers & refugees.

My wife Heather & I thank you all for your attentiveness and hospitality.

@WomensInstitute

Great to see councils spreading awareness that access to free school meals has been expanded to those who have ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ imposed on them.

Let’s hope more councils do the same! (1/2)

https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/2022/04/27/do-you-know-if-your-child-qualifies-for-free-school-meals/

We are grateful for the generosity of the donors who donated bicycles to two of our members.

UK government rules force people who are seeking asylum to live in poverty.

For people unable to afford public transport, a bicycle is a welcome gift.

Contact us to donate a bicycle.

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United Nations High Commission for Refugees says it is disappointing that the UK has chosen a course of action aimed at deterring the seeking of asylum by relegating most refugees to a new, lesser status with few rights and a constant threat of removal.

https://www.unhcr.org/uk/uk-immigration-and-asylum-plans-some-questions-answered-by-unhcr.html#:~:text=UNHCR%20believes%20the%20UK’s%20Nationality,refugee%20protection%20rules%20and%20practices.

UNHCR believes the UK’s Nationality and Borders Act will penalise most refugees seeking asylum in the country, creating an asylum model that undermines established international refugee protection rules and practices.

https://www.unhcr.org/uk/uk-immigration-and-asylum-plans-some-questions-answered-by-unhcr.html#:~:text=UNHCR%20believes%20the%20UK’s%20Nationality,refugee%20protection%20rules%20and%20practices.

#NationalityAndBordersBill

This year, the religious festivals of Jews, Christians, and Muslims: Passover, Easter, & Ramadan, are occurring at the same time.

We pray that these holy days will be a time of reflection, kindness, justice & peace.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

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Yesterday EHU MA TESOL students were featured on ITV Granada news. Through our partnership with The AskClub @ask_centre students are volunteering to teach English to refugees and asylum seekers in Skelmersdale. Well done everyone! #esol #edgehill

https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2022-04-02/students-give-free-english-lessons-to-refugees-and-asylum-seekers

Locally situated asylum seekers & refugees learn English at The Ask Club part of the Skelmersdale Ecumenical Centre (the Eccy).

The class is taught by ESOL Masters students from Edge Hill University.

Thank you
@TashaKacheri @GranadaReports @edgehill

https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2022-04-02/students-give-free-english-lessons-to-refugees-and-asylum-seekers

How well is the government’s new ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme working when it doesn’t apply to everyone fleeing war in the county? Yasmin is an Afghan refugee fleeing Ukraine who can’t get help because she is not a Ukrainian citizen. https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2022-03-19/cheshire-family-find-holes-in-homes-for-ukraine-scheme

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