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 […]
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 […]
BEACON’s annual Walk for Justice will be held on Wednesday 19th June this year as part of Refugee Week – further details coming soon!
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 […]
BEACON invite you to an evening of jazz with The Band Upstairs who will treat you to an eclectic mix of vocals and instrumentals, some well known numbers and some surprises…! Date: Saturday 17th November 2018 Time: 7.30pm til late Venue: Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford, BD5 0BQ (location of venue available to view here) The venue is fully licensed and fully accessible. Tickets £5 on the door. Raffle with a selection of prizes up for grabs! All proceeds will go to BEACON’s McKenzie Friends project supporting asylum seekers without access […]
At the end of June, BEACON moved premises along with Touchstone, where BEACON has been renting a small office for many years. We are thrilled with our new working space and the facilities available here and are pleased to be able to work more closely with Abigail Housing who do fantastic work accommodating destitute asylum seekers in Bradford, and who are now also based at Touchstone. Our new address is: BEACON c/o Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX Below is a picture of our lovely new home!
Refugee Week is a national festival of cultural activities celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. It will take place this year between 18th and 24th June 2018 and this year marks the 20th anniversary! Check out the jam-packed programme of events and exhibitions happening in Bradford below:
Walk For Justice 2018 BEACON’s annual sponsored Walk for Justice will be held this year on Wednesday 20th June 2018 (World Refugee Day) as part of Refugee Week Start: 9.30am, Centenary Square (leaving at 10am prompt), Bradford End: 4pm (approx.), Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds (TBC) Length: 10 miles (approx.) This year our chosen theme is to highlight the inefficiencies and delays in the asylum process. A recent report published by the Law Society found that 50% of asylum decisions are being overturned at appeal, highlighting that the Home Office is […]
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, assisting them to access legal representation after an asylum refusal and accompanying asylum seekers to appeal hearings. This is a rewarding opportunity to improve the life chances of some of our community’s most vulnerable people and is an interesting and fulfilling role. Through the skills and commitment of our volunteers, we can support asylum seekers to access justice, whenever possible. A role description […]
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