In late November 2018, Leona Walsh, one of our longest-standing Board Directors, attended the ‘Supporting Refugee and Asylum Seeker Healthcare Professionals into Employment: Best Practice and Future Directions’ conference in Durham. Read more about Leona’s experience here.
Recently, Displaced People in Action was approached by Refugee Action and Asylum Matters to see if we might be interested in joining a coalition of organisations opposing the law which bans asylum seekers from working. Of course we said yes. Over the past 17 years, DPIA has worked with some of the most disenfranchised members […]
We at Displaced People in Action would like extend our warm thanks to BBC Children in Need for their further funding towards our Children’s Project. For the next three years, we’ll be able to continue offering play sessions to refugee and asylum seeking children, as well as a safe space for their parents to come […]
Recently, DPIA was asked to contribute to research conducted by UNICEF into the accessibility of education for refugee and asylum seeking children. Our work on the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, the Relocation of Vulnerable Children programme and the Children & Young Persons’ Playgroup has informed our response to the research which you can read […]
Originally sent to the Cities of Sanctuary mailing list on 19 June 2018 Few involved in the creation of the Wales Cities of Sanctuary project back in 2014 would have guessed what the project would achieve. Four years on, as the project comes to an end, Rebecca Scott, the project coordinator, has […]
After a short establishment phase, DPIA’s delivery of the Asylum Rights Programme is now up and running and delivering the following: Asylum Seeker and Refugee Advocacy Forums Advocacy Forums are a safe space created to empower asylum seekers and refugees to highlight and challenge the issues which affect them. Facilitated by DPIA together with Volunteer Forum […]
ARTICLE ORIGINALLY FOUND ON THE WALES DEANERY WEBSITE HERE. Since 2002 the Wales Asylum Seeking and Refugee Doctors group (WARD) has been providing newly arrived asylum seeking and refugee doctors the opportunity to revalidate their qualifications, thus enabling them to develop and apply their skills within the NHS in Wales. The WARD team has developed a […]