School of Artisan Food Opportunity

After Alison Swan Parente (MBE) visited NNRF she decided to find a way to offer a refugee scholarship at her School of Artisan Food on the beautiful Welbeck estate. Our client, Ghidey was lucky enough to take up the opportunity last year.   ‘’I realised that one issue for refugees was getting into employment. Our […]

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Small Grants Scheme Guidance

Refugees & Asylum Seekers CoI Small Grants Application Form 18 19 Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF) is the lead organisation of the ‘Refugee and Asylum Seeker’ Consortium. The Consortium is comprised of 14 community organisations that represent and work with refugees and asylum seekers in Nottingham. A small amount of funding has been allocated to […]

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Syrian Resettlement Programme Report

It’s been over 2 years since the first families arrived on the Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement scheme. During that time we have refined and honed the work that we deliver to support people to settle and integrate into the communities around them. NNRF have had an independent evaluation completed to look at what we have […]

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A Letter from Abu

Dear Friend My name is Abdu. I’m a refugee from Eritrea. I escaped Eritrea’s brutal military dictatorship when I was just 16. I have been in Britain since 2015. I haven’t seen my family in five years. I miss them terribly and worry about them so much. I am writing to tell you that right […]

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Stand Up For Asylum Campaign

Stand Up For Asylum This week, Refugee Action launches the Stand Up For Asylum campaign. Over the next three years, we will be campaigning to reform the current asylum system that, as you know, too often fails those it is meant to protect. It is a system that can leave people destitute and homeless or […]

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NNRF Celebrates Living Wage Commitment

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that NNRF, has today accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at NNRF, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London. Both rates […]

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Leonnie’s Reflections

Leonnie has just completed a three month placement with us, working with the youth project.  This is her reflection on her time with us.  We’d just like to thank Leonnie for all her hard work – she is a star and a real pleasure to work with. I was apprehensive about starting my placement at the […]

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The UK Youth System

CLICK HERE to read this interesting article which is a stark reveal of how young asylum seekers are dealt with in the UK.  Featuring one of the young people our youth team have worked with.  

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Family Reunion campaign – Private Members bill

Please distribute through your networks and amongst your colleagues. With apologies for cross-posting. A letter from Kama Petruczenko, Advocacy Network Co-ordinator  Refugee Council  You may know that the Refugee Council, together with partner organisations, Amnesty International UK, British Red Cross, Oxfam UK, UNHCR UK, is campaigning for the immigration rules to be changed to make […]

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Family Reunion – Private Members’ Bill

You may know that the Refugee Council, together with partner organisations, Amnesty International UK, British Red Cross, Oxfam UK, UNHCR UK, is campaigning for the immigration rules to be changed to make it easier for refugee families to reunite. We can only imagine what people have fled, but we can help them rebuild their future […]

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