#CNIConf Countdow 2 - Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th October at The Fuse, Warburton Lane, Partington, Manchester M31 4BU - see here for more details and to book... This week we focus on the Asylum Seekers and Refugees Workshop:
All of us will have been challenged in some way by the media based on the situation in Calais. Behind the often sensationalist headlines are people - people fleeing situations we will probably never know or understand and who are now vulnerable, frightened and unsure of the future.
The Asylum Seekers and Refugees Workshop will help us to gain understanding around asylum seekers and refugees. The workshop will look at those who find themselves street homeless and what support we, as projects serving our communities at night, can offer. This workshop will help unpack the ever changing mix of cultures within our communities and give tools to be able to reach these incredibly vulnerable people. There will be opportunity for questions especially around the current situation.
We would love to see every project within the CNI Network family at our conference. We have extended the early bird price of £70 per person for the full weekend (including meals) until the end of September. Hotels rooms are available locally for around £70 (this is per room!) or if you have a caravan or camper-van stay on site for free!
Thanks to Diageo who have very kindly sponsored the conference which means we are able to offer the weekend at cost.
More details are at www.sa-cni.org.uk/2015-national-conference
This article was in The Guardian this week and is essential reading for those who volunteer within our local projects:
On a high - why Britain is back on ecstasy
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