Refugee Communities

Refugee Week 2014


Refugee Week 2014

16th - 21st June


Northern Refugee Centre continues to celebrate the positive impact and integration of refugees within the region and again this year hosted an event on 20th June 2014 in partnership with Places for People, FURD, Umix and the Gateway Project Sheffield (Refugee Council)

We celebrated refugee week across the regions......................................


  • In Rotherham on 17th June at the Unity Centre refugee wk Bhutanese performers 2014

    Desi Drummers Rotherham 2014

  • In Sheffield on 20th June at the U-mix Centre   street dance workshop 2014




and ......................................... Sharrow festival on 21st June


As always for information on activities for refugee week click on the links: or

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How Big is Your Society? An asylum-seekers and refugees perspective

An address to Refugee Community Organisations Forum Networking Event, 16th December, 2011 -

Presented by: Ratna Lachman, JUST West Yorkshire.

Thank you for inviting me to address today’s meeting. I have been asked to give my assessment of the Big Society from the perspective of asylum seekers and refugees in the region. I would like to start off my address with sharing an encounter I had two days ago with an asylum seeker from Pakistan who was referred to my organisation as a potential volunteer. She was forced to escape from Pakistan leaving her children and family because there were threats to her life after her affair with another woman became known.  Since coming to the UK to seek refuge, she has spent 8 years within the asylum system and is awaiting deportation.

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RCO Networking Event 2011

The 2011 NRC annual Regional Networking event for refugee communities took place on 16th December. It was hosted in Doncaster and organised by the NRC team in Doncaster. Representatives from various organisations across the region attended. Ratna Lachman of Just West Yorkshire was the keynote speaker.

Networking Event

NRC CEO Jim Steinke with some staff members and volunteers at the Regional Networking event



2011 RCO Networking Event Workshops

Workshop: Shared Services among RCOs 

by Abraham MdlongwapptShared_Services_among_RCOs





Refugee Week around the region

For all the various activities that took place during Refugee Week this year, visit our dedicated page