The Friday drop-in at St James (off Walter Road, SA1 4QF) is open. All welcome. 4pm to 5pm: ESOL classes. 5pm to 7pm: various activities, refreshments and food. A big thank you to all the volunteers making it happen! New volunteers are always welcome – you might be a refugee, an asylum seeker, or neither of those – you can help. Contact us.
May 2022 – SASS IS RECRUITING!
Swansea Asylum Seekers Support is a well-loved grass-roots charity. See www.sass.wales
We are looking for a fixed-term Volunteer Development Worker.
Hours of work: three days per week (21 hours/week) (including some evening/weekend hours)
Fixed term: from June to end of December 2022.
(Note: SASS is seeking funding to be able to employ staff in similar roles from 1/1/2023)
Salary: £22,000 pro rata.
For job details, see the attached Job Description:
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with: your CV; your personal statement (200-300 words), saying why you want the job and why you would be good at it; and contact details of two referees.
The deadline is Monday 6th June at 5pm.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview during the week of 13th June.
The successful applicant will ideally start work in the month of June.
You are welcome to have an informal talk with Sandra Morton (Chair of Trustees) on 07400605669. You are also very welcome to visit our Friday drop-in, if you don’t already know it (see www.sass.wales). Good luck!
MORE ABOUT SASS AND PARTNER ORGANISATIONS ON THIS PAGE…
SASS Support and Other Organisations
SASS provides drop-ins, volunteering opportunities, friendship, English language skills, meals, practical help and advice and generally a warm welcome. We work with many other local organisations to provide other services including emergency help. Please call SASS on 07853 717017 if you or someone you know is in need of help. This is for people who are in the UK asylum system (or used to be in it).
Information about most of the helpful local organisations is on the HOPE IN SWANSEA app for smartphones
SASS community members and supporters can find updates, information and advice on the Swansea Asylum Seekers Support (SASS) Facebook page. Contact SASS to become a member.
English Language Classes
To join classes, please contact George on 07719 876193 or email@example.com.
Some classes are in-person (face to face). Some are on Zoom. Various levels. Provided by SASS and by Unity in Diversity. Taught by volunteers.
OTHER LOCAL ORGANISATIONS
EYST provides vital support for asylum seekers and refugees in Swansea: phone 0808 8010720
Unity in Diversity Community Drop-ins and Women’s Group
The following support is available;
- English classes at beginner and pre-intermediate level.
- Clothes, toys, house things. We will bring things to you.
- Food. We can refer to food banks or bring some food to you especially in the Manselton and Penlan areas.
- Somebody to talk to especially if you are on your own
- Advice or support
- Opportunity to volunteer and support other asylum seekers
Please call David 07531 294145 or Adella 07957 602430
- Phone mentoring of new people seeking asylum in Swansea
- Signposting and or providing information as needed
Tel: 01792 457299
Monday to Friday 10am-5pm (Call, Texts or Whatsapp messages)
British Red Cross
- Services offered to asylum seekers, refugees and those who are appeal rights exhausted:
- Destitution support, including applications for Discretionary Assistance Fund, signposting to Foodbanks, referrals to Housing Options for people with NRPF
- Cash based assistance to destitute asylum seekers and refugees with no other means of support available, following an assessment
- Remote casework and support
Telephone: 07715163869 (Lara Danielli) or email – LDanielli@redcross.org.uk
African Community Centre
- Food parcel referrals
- Volunteer drivers for food parcels and other essentials.
- REACH:ME one to one counselling for adult asylum seekers, volunteers and BAME people
- REACH – one to one counselling for asylum seeking children and young people.
- Man Talk – group sessions
- Girl Talk – group sessions
Telephone: 01792 470298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxfam Bookshop – The first UK Shop of Sanctuary
FAN stands for Friends And Neighbours. We have weekly meetings in Swansea – both online and ‘in-person’. A friendly and relaxed way for local people and those from around the world to meet, talk and listen to each other. We sit in a circle, talk about our daily lives, our ideas and experiences. Website: www.thefancharity.org
Swansea contact: Philippa Wisdom Philippa.email@example.com Phone – 07938 978397
Swansea Council Local Area Coordination(Website for info)
Help in various ways including shopping
Telephone: 01792 636707
Refer to/Support our Local Food banks and Community Initiatives
WARNING – SOME OF THIS INFORMATION ABOUT FOOD BANKS MAY BE OUT OF DATE!
Contact for referrals and/or donation drop-off times. Times provided below are for pick-up times.
Take away hot meals are available every day 7pm-8pm at Swansea Mosque.
Available to EVERYONE (25th April to 23rd May).
Address: 159a St Helens Road, Swansea. SA1 4DQ (Map)
Red Cafe – Mondays 1.00pm – 3.00pm
646 Mumbles Road, Mumbles SA3 4EA
Contact: 07815 534095
City Church – Wednesday 10.00am – 12 noon
Dyfatty Street, Swansea SA1 1QQ
Contact: 07815 534095
Life Point Church – Fridays 11.00am – 1.00pm
Fynone Road, Swansea, SA1 6BT
Cotact 07815 534095
Sketty Park Community Centre
Heather Cres, Sketty SA2 8HS
Contact: 07790 972407
Swansea Muslim Community Service
A group set up by Muslims in Swansea in response to help those who have been hit hard by the crisis in our communities. Providing food packs and essentials items and delivering it to those most in need.
For referrals contact: 07949 033493 | 07882 188573
Volunteer to help us at this difficult time.
Tel: 07853 717017