We’re looking for new McKenzie Friends volunteers to join our passionate and dynamic team! McKenzie Friends volunteers support asylum seekers who have no access to legal representation, at appeal hearings and after an asylum refusal, when support is needed to re-engage with the asylum system. A role description is available to download here. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Friday 11th May, with training taking place across two Fridays – 25th May and 8th June (please note – you must be able to attend both days of training). Interested applicants are asked to complete […]
We had a great English conversation session at the CHAT English Club last week, when visiting pharmacist Pete Dawson explained about current pharmacy services and how best to use them, taking lots of questions, listening to student experiences and doing some impressive role plays. Groups of students at advanced, intermediate and early stages of learning English worked with Pete and volunteers to power up their English vocabulary and skills for real-life situations. Pete Dawson (top left) with CHAT volunteers and students
Join us for our 2017 Annual General Meeting! Time: 6pm – 8.30pm Venue: Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AA (how to find venue here) Find out about our work this year, our plans for the future and receive a copy of our 2016/2017 Annual Report. Food will be provided along with entertainment from the fantastic Bradford Friendship Choir! Please RSVP by Thursday 23rd November to email@example.com
Over the past 9 years our small volunteer-led Hosting Project has accommodated more than 60 destitute asylum seekers in the homes of our wonderful volunteer host households in Bradford. At least a third of our guests have gone on to be granted Leave to Remain in the UK. Without our support, these people would be left street homeless in the UK or forced to return to the desperate situations from which they have been forced to flee. The demand for the Hosting Project is however significantly greater than our capacity to […]
Thanks to the amazing support of over 30 people we have raised around £800 (some still to come in we think & including some gift aid!) for our Hosting Project. That’s over 52 weeks worth of guests allowances which means we have the funds to support a whole year of hosting.
We are seeking new trustees! Can you help? We are seeking additional trustees to help shape the future of the organisation through a period of significant change, growth and development. We are looking for skilled and committed individuals to join the unpaid Board of Trustees. The Board is collectively responsible for the governance and strategic direction of BEACON. Successful applicants will be expected to take an active role in ensuring the organisation’s work towards its key missions, objectives and goals. We are especially interested in applicants with board-level experience […]
BEACON is recruiting for a CHAT Phoenix House Coordinator. Join our small dedicated team and help improve the lives of asylum seekers in Bradford.
Greetings from the BEACON staff & trustees. The office is closed 16th December – 11th January During this time the office will not be staffed.
Baildon Methodist Church are very kindly hosting our 2017 Quiz Night. We will be testing your general knowledge, throwing in some handy facts and figures about asylum seekers & refugees and feeding you delicious food – all in aid of BEACON’s work. Details are below – we hope you can make it! BEACON Quiz Night 2017 Saturday 21st January 2017 6pm— 9pm Baildon Methodist Church, Newton Way, BD17 5NH Fun, games & food in aid of BEACON’s work with asylum seekers Great prizes! Pasty & Peas! (vegetarian) Test your general […]
Tuesday 29th November 2016, 6pm – 8.30pm, The Delius Arts & Cultural Centre. Join us for an evening of free food, engaging speakers, the presentation of our 2015/16 Annual Report and the chance to hear about our work and our plans for the future.