Thursday 6th July ‘What is “Refuge”? More than a Stamp in a Passport’ – REAP Conference

 What is “Refuge”?         

…more than a stamp in a passport.

 Thurs 6th July 2017 (9.30) 10.00 – 4.00

 A refugee networking conference in West London for refugee support, equality, migrant, campaigning, welcome; voluntary, community, faith and statutory bodies who support asylum seekers and refugees as they start to rebuild lives as equal members of British society.  Building on ‘Are we prepared…? events in 2016,

The format aims to help share knowledge, views and ideas, strengthen West London connections and find opportunities and alliances to support refugees better.  There will be plenary, displays, briefings and themed workshops throughout the day.  PLEASE email to BOOK

Themed Discussion Workshops:
(You are welcome to choose any workshop and move between themes)

  Language and Interpreting Mental and Emotional Health Support for Supporters  
AM1 What is ‘refuge’ without communication?

English, interpreting, integration

Clarity on Refugees’ Rights and Entitlements to Health and Mental Health services, GP, Social Support. The Way Ahead,

Part 1 – helping individual refugees in all their diversity

AM2 Interpreting and Access

Interpreters are essential for many refugees to access health, education, advice and other life-building services.

Transforming access to Mental & Emotional Health services – Early engagement and access prevent crisis. Incl. case of young refugees. Part 2 – helping organisations that support refugees. Home, Homelessness, destitution, survival


PM3 Working as an interpreter

How are interpreters treated by public services, ‘providers’ and agencies?

Refuge as Welcome – What role do we have in inclusion, welcome and wellbeing? Part 3 – Links with each other, across sectors Turning Hate into Refuge – tackling discrimination and hate-crime in the UK

4pm ‘Traditional English Cream Tea’ Fund-raiser  All welcome  (Full Cream Team £5)   AGM 5-6pm

Botwell Parish Centre (Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Halls)
Botwell Lane, Hayes UB3 2AB

This event is FREE but unfunded
We will be grateful for donations of about £2 per person towards lunch costs
Please make a donation if you can help us cover the costs of the event.

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