Refugees Call for Change is one of the regular refugee-led activities that run to complement JRS UK’s Day Centre. The group offers an open space for refugee friends of JRS UK to gather and discuss openly the problems and experiences they are facing within the UK’s asylum system. It is also a space just to listen and gain some advice from one another. One of the group’s main aims is for their voices to be heard so that others can have an idea about what life is like as an asylum seeker in the UK.
The group regularly publish blogs and articles on the JRS UK website and elsewhere.
'There may be a time when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to make our voices heard.'
A member of Refugees Call for Change
September, 2022: ‘Feeling alive but dead inside’ is an article written by one of our refugee friends reflecting on their asylum experience in the UK.
August, 2022: Making our voices heard against the hostile environment is an article written by one of our refugee friends reflecting on their asylum experience in the UK.
August, 2022: A member of Refugees Call for Change shares his insights on the hostile environment
December 2020: Reporting: A pointless and damaging Home Office condition
September 2020: Ben from Refugees Call for Change speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Sunday programme (35 min 47 sec) to mark World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
Ben, a member of Refugees Call for Change in conversation with with Bishop Paul McAleenan and Director of JRS UK Sarah Teather, in a special online event hosted by the
May 2020: An article in The Independent ‘Voices’ written by a member of Refugees Call for Change:’This is what it feels like to be a destitute asylum seeker in a pandemic’
April 2020: Refugees Call for Change’s blog: Displaced and Disappointed: challenges faced by asylum seekers in the UK
Help us continue to provide a space for our refugee friends to have their voices heard. Donate to JRS UK today and help fund activity groups like Refugees Call for Change.