Friday 25th October – 9:30pm till late
A wonderful event planned by local supporters to raise much-needed funds for Swansea Asylum Seekers Support. A fantastic opportunity to dance the night away to funk, soul dub and reggae from around the world. Entry is £5 on the door (free to asylum seekers)
SASS is a community of Swansea people, including refugees and asylum seekers. They are “Newcomers and Locals United”.
- Think of any country in the news because of war, persecution, and chaos. Survivors are here in Swansea. We welcome them.
- For nearly 20 years, SASS has helped uprooted people find sanctuary, peace, and start a new life in Swansea. The need keeps growing.
- They have 100 volunteers help out at their friendly drop-ins or give destitute asylum seekers temporary homes.
- They link with all the different projects which also welcome asylum seekers in and around Swansea.
Please support SASS – Keep Swansea welcoming!
Matt’s Cafe is part of the Real Junk Food (TRJF) Project, a network of national and international cafes (both permanent and pop-ups) with one central objective: to intercept food waste destined for land fill and use it to feed people who need it, on a pay as you feel basis.
Matt’s Cafe is the first registered café on the TRJF network in Swansea.
It is based at Matthew’s House, High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LW More info at: http://matthewshouse.org.uk/matts-cafe/
The innovative pay as you feel concept encourages people to think about what that plate of food means to them, and value it in whatever way they can. By choosing not to segregate people based on financial circumstances these cafes can be funded, but in a manner that neither patronises those who need it most and empowers others to freely support it.
It provides the balance between the need for funding and the need for giving, but it does so in a very blended format – everyone is equal in being fed, it is up to the individual to pay what they feel.
Our three pillars:
- To reduce food waste
- To feed those with or without funds
- To provide opportunities for those who are long-term unemployed
Matt’s Cafe is holding a taster session on Monday February 27th between 12 and 4pm and more information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841094242805520/
Asylum seekers and refugees are be welcome to attend the cafe and can pay what they can afford / what they feel the food is worth.
If you are an asylum seeker who is new to Swansea or if you feeling lonely, you can to find support from the various groups listed below – click the ‘Google Slides’ text to view the file online:
Directory of Service and Links for Asylum Seeker and Refugee Support Network Swansea. Compiled by Wayne Yare of Unity in Diversity, Swansea.
See page 61 for SBASSG
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