Launch of Healing in Art programme in partnership with Making Space Safe
Start of social work student placement further strengthening partnership with Oxford Brookes University.
Successful Accreditation and Validation of ‘Rehumanising People in Extreme States: An Introduction” level 7 module in partnership with Oxford Brookes University
Launch of Community Health Champions Programme in partnership with Oxford City Council
Refugee Resource is commended for our excellent and highly regarded approach to working with volunteers in the OCVA Volunteer Celebration Awards
Start of training for Ukraine hosts welcome programme
Won Big Ideas Grant for Citizens Advice provision
National Lottery Evaluation
“Nature, Journeys” exhibition by Refugee Resource women held at Modern Art Oxford
Jacqueline Adusei appointed Interim CEO of Refugee Resource
Following a successful trial period the Refugee Football Group started running on a weekly basis. It runs in partnership with Asylum Welcome and Oxford United in the Community.
Refugee Resource starts to deliver training on trauma to professionals as part of Oxfordshire Children’s Safeguarding board training provision.
We secured new three-year funding from the Bromley Trust, as well as funding from Oxfordshire Community Foundation to launch a family therapy project within our counselling programme.
We partnered with local photographer Philippa James to launch the ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’ portrait photography exhibition at the Old Fire Station for Refugee Week. The exhibition was featured on ITV Meridian.
Refugee Resource partnered with Maymessy cookery school to run the cookery social enterprise programme for women
We secured new funding from A B Charitable Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation.
We hosted an online training webinar for frontline staff and volunteers around Supporting Distressed Clients.
Refugee Resource participated in the Oxford Human Rights Festival sitting on expert panel and contributing towards an exhibition.
We hosted the ‘Imagine Oxford’ online webinar to mark Refugee Week, where we shared insights from our staff, volunteers, clients and supporters about refugee experiences in Oxfordshire.
We recruited a new role to support the entire RR team following several years of growth, a Finance and Administration Manager, supported by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus CIO.
We began circulating information about the COVID-19 pandemic in multiple languages, quickly transitioning services to be delivered remotely in order to protect staff, clients and volunteers and working closely with other local agencies to support the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants.
We celebrated our 20th anniversary, which included publicity on BBC Radio Oxford, 15 runners taking part in the Oxford Half Marathon and a fundraising concert in partnership with the Radcliffe Orchestra at the JR Hospital, Oxford.
Launch of young men’s activity research programme in partnership with Asylum Welcome, EMBS, Film Oxford and other local partners
The Women's Service created a campaign and film around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) following a series of workshops between April 2018 and September 2019, covering topics such as the physical and mental health impacts of FGM, accessing medical and community support, safeguarding, partnership working between communities and professionals, and advocacy and campaigning.
We launched our social enterprise initiative, offering training and consultancy to other agencies working with complex trauma and how to effectively support refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants.
Across 2018-19 Refugee Resource reported supporting over 350 clients from across 43 nationalities.
2 year funding obtained from Oxfordshire County Council for unaccompanied asylum seeking children mentoring and counselling.
4-year funding secured from the National Lottery Community Fund to support with core and project costs.
Launch of women’s food-sharing project in partnership with Mutual Aid and Oxford City Council feeding providing over 700 meals to vulnerable groups during the Covid19 epidemic
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