Birmingham – a City of Sanctuary since 2015.
The Birmingham City of Sanctuary group is part of a national network building a culture of hospitality and welcome. We support and link with a wide range of projects supporting refugees and asylum seekers.
Birmingham City Council Household Support Fund
Support is available for households who are struggling with food or energy bills and other essentials. The main eligibility criteria are Birmingham residency and facing financial hardship. This includes NRPF if facing destitution as per DWP guidance.
Refugees and Covid-19 – video and report
Newcastle University has produced a very clear short video about the impact of Covid-19 on refugees, which you can watch here:
How asylum-seekers can find work in social care
On the last working day before Christmas, the government announced that it is adding social care workers to the Health and Care visa and Shortage Occupation List. The change is due to come into force “in February 2022“. The Home Office describes…