Penrith And Eden Refugee Network

Penrith and Eden Refugee Network

Escape To Safety

Escape to Safety A Simulated Experience of Asylum Seeking @ Carlisle College, CA1 1HS Monday 26th February – Friday 8th March 2024   A collaboration between Penrith & Eden Refugee Network (PERN), Carlisle Refugee Action Group(CRAG), Global Link (Lancs) & Carlisle College Open to the public on Thursday 29th February and Tuesday 5th March from 4pm to 7.30pm. Escape to… Continue reading Escape To Safety

Housing and Homelessness

As many of you will know from media reports, an increasing number of new refugees are facing homelessness and destitution. This is because of recent government policy changes, which mean that new refugees (people who have been granted the right to live in the UK) are now given just seven days’ notice to leave their… Continue reading Housing and Homelessness

Operations Coordinator

Can you use your skills to advance justice and kindness? Penrith and Eden Refugee Network (PERN) are seeking a dedicated Operations Coordinator to support the development of new services for asylum seekers and new refugees in Carlisle and the surrounding areas.    Our freelance Operations Coordinator will work flexibly for 9 hours a week, overseeing the day… Continue reading Operations Coordinator

Art Exhibition @ Gallery 4a

We are thrilled that EVAN Gallery 4a in Penrith is hosting our exhibition of artwork made by local refugees, asylum seekers and minoritized artists in October. The exhibition will run for ten days, beginning on Saturday 14th October and promises to be a wonderful showcase celebrating diversity. The artists come from different heritages, ethnicities and… Continue reading Art Exhibition @ Gallery 4a

OISC2 Regulated!

PERN is proud to announce that we are now an OISC2 regulated body for asylum and protection. It’s a big step on a long journey to ensure that all people seeking asylum living in Cumbria get the legal support they need and are entitled to in order to make their best asylum case possible. Congratulations… Continue reading OISC2 Regulated!

Anti-Racist Learning and Syrian Dinner – 7pm Friday 10 March, Penrith

PERN members are warmly invited to a stimulating evening of facilitated discussion on the racism that prevails in British society and institutions and people’s experiences of it, accompanied by a delicious vegetarian Syrian meal. We will explore how we can work to recognise the racism inherent in our own lives and backgrounds and learn how… Continue reading Anti-Racist Learning and Syrian Dinner – 7pm Friday 10 March, Penrith

How Not to Drown – a Powerful Theatre Production

One of the UK’s most prominent physical theatre companies, ThickSkin is bringing its timely production How Not To Drown to the Theatre By The Lake in Keswick from 28 February-2 March 2023. Written by Nicola McCartney and Dritan Kastrati, this is a highly visual production telling the painful yet uplifting true story of an eleven-year-old unaccompanied asylum-seeker. In… Continue reading How Not to Drown – a Powerful Theatre Production

Winterization Campaign

As we usually do at this time of the year, we’re encouraging our members to donate to Mobile Refugee Support (MRS). They do incredible work, as one of the only organisations in Dunkirk regularly distributing essential items to ensure that people are not forced to sleep rough in the woods or under bridges. They also… Continue reading Winterization Campaign

PERN against the Rwanda Plan

It was great to see so many people at our autumn ‘Fill the Skies with Hope’ event in Penrith against the government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. We later hand-delivered the paper planes to Neil Hudson MP, with your messages of support for refugees and opposition to the Rwanda plan. If Neil Hudson… Continue reading PERN against the Rwanda Plan

Stop the Rwanda Flights

We are reposting here an important message from the national Together With Refugees website. It explains what is happening with the policy now, and what actions we can take to stop the flights.A few weeks ago, people power and some smart legal work stopped a plane that was to take refugees to Rwanda. But the fight is not over.The… Continue reading Stop the Rwanda Flights

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