Aeham’s artwork for Refugee Week

Aeham’s artwork for Refugee Week

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Aeham created this image for Refugee Week 2020. Aeham is a client on our Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP). The programme is run with World Jewish Relief and is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. "Hi my name is Aeham, I was born in Syria and I moved to the UK as a refugee when I was 17 years old. I’m 19 now. I started drawing when I was 12 years old. I was always the best at art in my school but there wasn’t many opportunities to improve my skills. When I moved to Jordan I took a course but it only lasted one month, so I mostly developed my skills through YouTube videos. I’m a college student now studying Level 1 ESOL (English…
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Case study: Nadia

Case study: Nadia

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“I am not frightened of Covid-19. I’ve been through war, I’ve seen slaughter and bloodshed, I’ve known hunger and real danger. This is just a disease and I’m not afraid of it.” These are the words of Nadia, a Syrian refugee who has been a frontline worker in a Pharmacy in Yorkshire throughout the current crisis. A Pharmacist by profession, Nadia fled war-torn Syria and survived harrowing conditions including near starvation in a refugee camp in Lebanon before being brought to the UK under the government’s resettlement scheme. On arrival in the UK, Nadia spoke no English and believed her only hope for employment was working as a cleaner.  Until she joined World Jewish Relief’s Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP) where over a number of years, through our partner Horton Housing, we…
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Case study: Joseph

Case study: Joseph

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Joseph, 19, hopes to become a professional football player one day. Joseph plays for Bradford Park Avenue’s youth team. He quickly showcased his talent, having scored goals in every match he played since joining the club in 2019. Joseph would like to thank Bradford Park Avenue for giving him the chance and hopes to go on to play for the club's first team. He is dedicated to football as he trains every day, practicing at the club or in his spare time. He said: “My life is football. Football keeps my life safe.” Joseph’s passion for football began at an early age. His father got him into the sport and encouraged him to follow his dream to play professionally. Born in Uganda, he played football for a number of academies…
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Connecting Opportunities

Connecting Opportunities

Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Horton Housing is one of ten organisations that specialise in working with migrants that are offering tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training across West Yorkshire and part of North Yorkshire (Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York). Connecting Opportunities provides support to migrants aged 15 and above, who: have permission to work in the UK but are not in work live in West Yorkshire or parts of North Yorkshire have arrived in the UK within the last 10 years and do not have British Citizenship The project will also create new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteer mentors and befrienders, and for…
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Service: Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP)

Service: Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP)

Phone: 01274 753349 | Email : step@hortonhousing.co.uk STEP helps Syrian Refugees who have come to the UK under the Vulnerable Persons’ Relocation Scheme (VPRS) to gain employment. A specialist training and employment worker will give you one-to-one support and advice on courses, volunteering and work placement opportunities. The worker will also help you find paid employment vacancies with local and national employers. STEP continues to offer support when you have found a work placement or paid employment. Through STEP you can access English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to improve your language skills. The service helps you to gain skills, qualifications and references needed to be ready for work. The programme is funded by and delivered in partnership with World Jewish Relief. Contact Email: step@hortonhousing.co.uk Telephone: 01274 753349 Address:…
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Service: New Communities

Service: New Communities

A partnership approach, working with Bradford Council and Bevan Healthcare CIC, to provide housing, healthcare and wrap-around support to help refugees settle into their new life in the UK. The resettlement programmes we manage offer humanitarian protection and prioritise help for survivors of torture and violence, women and children at risk, and those in need of medical care. Clients receive support to settle into the UK. This includes: Housing-related support (e.g. help to manage a tenancy, set up bills) Health screening ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Education assessments Individual needs assessments to develop support and integration plans Community engagement Welfare benefits advice Support into employment and Job Search advice. Our support is designed to help individuals and families integrate and live independently in the UK. Referrals Referrals to…
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