We are sorry to announce that our CHAT project offering refreshments and support to asylum seekers waiting for appeal hearings at Phoenix House tribunal hearing centre has now had to officially close due to ongoing Covid restrictions. We would like to thank Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for allowing us to deliver this support for so many years, our wonderful volunteers for all their hard work & dedication and all the court staff for making us so welcome. On a positive note, it seems that the streamlined processes in […]
We’re recruiting new McKenzie Friends volunteers!
We’re recruiting new McKenzie Friends volunteers ! Join our team of volunteers working to provide legal support to people seeking asylum in Bradford Why be a McKenzie Friends volunteer? A demanding but rewarding role, you will have the opportunity to provide critical interventions to people seeking asylum at a time of great need, facilitating access to justice for people in search for a life free from fear and persecution You will receive comprehensive training about the asylum process, support from both the Project Coordinator and peer support from other volunteers. […]
McKenzie Friends jazz night – Sat 8th Feb!
Following on from the success of last year’s event, BEACON is hosting another ‘jazz night’ to raise funds for the McKenzie Friends project! This year the event will be held at the Kirkgate Centre, 39A Kirkgate, Shipley, on Saturday 8th February. Doors open at 7.30pm with live music from 8 til late! The Band Upstairs will once again treat us to an eclectic mix of vocals and instrumentals, some well-known numbers and some surprises…! Fully accessible venue and licensed bar. £5 entry. Tickets can be purchased on the door. Raffle […]
Annual General Meeting – 28th January 2020!
Join us for our Annual General Meeting and an evening celebrating our work over the past year. This year, we’ll be joined by guest speaker Inderjit Boghal, founder of the City of Sanctuary movement and recipient of the World Methodist Council Peace Award for 2018. All welcome. Please RSVP to email@example.com so we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes! Date and Time – Tuesday 28th January, 6pm start (buffet food available from 5.30pm) Venue – Millside Centre, 131 Grattan Road, Bradford
Coffee and Carols
The wonderful Saint Arnolds Bradford ‘pub church’ and Bread + Roses co-operative cafe are hosting a ‘Coffee and Carols’ morning of festive singing led by ‘Free Spirit’ choir All funds raised will be donated to our work with asylum seekers in Bradford and surrounding areas Join us for a morning of drinking coffee and singing carols – all welcome! If you’re unable to join us but would like to support asylum seekers in Bradford, please consider making a donation to our Christmas appeal by clicking here
BEACON Christmas appeal 2019!
Will you stand in solidarity with those seeking shelter and safety and give a Christmas gift of hope and joy to someone seeking asylum in Bradford? We need help this Christmas to offer welcome and hospitality to those seeking safety and sanctuary in Bradford, so that we can: * Open warm homes to destitute asylum seekers who would otherwise spend the festive season on the streets * Provide refreshments, care and warmth to asylum seekers at a time of extreme stress and uncertainty at the Phoenix House immigration and asylum tribunal centre * Offer a […]
Help develop and support our work – join our Trustees!
We are seeking new trustees! We are seeking additional trustees to govern BEACON and help shape the future of the organisation. 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 works towards its key vision, objectives and goals. We are especially interested in applicants with lived experience in seeking asylum in the UK. We would also love […]
We are recruiting!
Join our small, dedicated team and help improve the lives of asylum seekers in Bradford! BEACON is seeking to appoint 2 x Project Coordinators to manage our CHAT English Club and CHAT Phoenix House projects: CHAT English Club Coordinator BEACON is a small Christian charity working to support the needs of asylum seekers in Bradford. The role of the CHAT English Club Co-ordinator is to ensure the smooth running and delivery of the CHAT English Club. The club offers English conversation classes to asylum seekers and other members of the […]
Walk for Justice – save the date!
BEACON’s annual Walk for Justice will be held on Wednesday 19th June this year as part of Refugee Week – further details coming soon!
We are recruiting a CHAT English Club Coordinator!
Join our small, dedicated team and help improve the lives of asylum seekers in Bradford! BEACON is seeking to appoint a Coordinator to manage the CHAT English Club project, facilitating learning at the weekly conversation class, promoting the project to service users, and supervising and supporting volunteers CHAT English Club is a project run by BEACON (Bradford Ecumenical Asylum Concern), a small charity supporting asylum seekers in the Bradford district. CHAT English Club is a weekly group open to asylum seekers, refugees and any other non-English language speakers. It is […]