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February 14, 2018

This report from the Observer on 11th February gives an insight into what some of our clients have to deal with when applying for Asylum.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/11/asylum-interview-10-examples-of-absurdity-home-office

February 7, 2018

Nadia Laribi invited our BRASS volunteer art tutor Sumana and her son Alex to visit to one of our Syrian families who happens to live in their neighborhood.

The kids enjoyed Sumana's art demonstration and were very keen on showing their own talent.

January 30, 2018

Just a few days after they arrived, the new Syrian family was approached by their neighbour, on the opposite side of the street. She wished, on behalf of her family, a warm welcome to the Syrian family. She offered a bouquet of tulips for Mum and lovely toys for the ch...

January 30, 2018

Nadia Laribi invited the mother of our seventh Syrian family and her daughter to their first BRASS Women's Group Meeting on Thursday 25th January. They enjoyed it thoroughly.

Thank you Heather Jones and the others for making them feel welcome.

January 16, 2018

Some BRASS students have been working very hard every Tuesday afternoon learning about Britain so that they can pass their Life in the UK test. The test expects them to know all sorts of facts about living in the UK including lots of history and lots of information abo...

January 9, 2018

We are having immigration law update training for our staff, trustees and volunteers and thought we would also throw it open to our partnership agencies. The course will provide an overview of the new development in Asylum and Immigration Law and case la...

January 1, 2018

The Last Sunday Of The Month at The Quakers, our monthly gathering with the Syrian families of Bedford.

But this was also the last day of 2017. The families prepared a banquet and we presented the little ones with BRASS gifts. It was truly a beautiful afternoon....

December 17, 2017

Over 90 people joined the fun and games at the BRASS Christmas Party on Sunday 17th Dec 2017. Everyone enjoyed the lovely food and shared in the Christmas fun.  We think it was our most successful party so far.

There were lots of drinks, party food and music...

December 12, 2017

This is Alex Carlton-Smith and his mother Sumana volunteering at BRASS and St Peter's Chapter House in preparation for our Christmas Party. 

Alex is 10 and goes to Bedford School. He likes sports and is currently learning golf. He enjoys helping other people. He was del...

November 22, 2017

To be able to graduate, Mohamad has had to joggle between a morning shift job at the Vue Cinema, his duties as a father of four very young children and his determination to complete the 12 week ESOL course made available to the Syrian Refugees of Bedford and Flitwick,...

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Following on from the success of our previous immigration update training we will now be offering a training session on “Domestic Violence in the cont...

"Domestic Violence in an immigration context" - update training

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