Ahead of the launch of their 2022 Impact Report on Thursday 2nd March 2023, Oasis Cardiff is celebrating another year of being the front door of a warm Welsh welcome to asylum seekers and refugees who have found a new home in South Wales.
To launch the report, Oasis Cardiff is holding an Open Day on Thursday 2nd March 2023 between 4pm and 7pm at their headquarters on Splott Road and inviting supporters and local residents to see the work they do and meet some of the people they help.
Chief Executive, Reynette Roberts said: “Behind every statistic or every case number is a human being who is looking for help. Oasis exists to provide a warm Welsh welcome to those who are fleeing danger, conflict or persecution. Our staff and volunteers are here, every day, to help make that transition to life in the UK a little easier.”
“Our services are some of the best you will find in Wales and I am so proud of what we have achieved. The last few years have been challenging, to say the least. Our Impact Report shows that we are going from strength to strength, offering support from family play sessions to mental health and well-being. With turmoil in Europe and across the world, demand continues to grow and we will continue to help each and every person we can, for as long as we can. I am really proud of the work we do and we want everyone in the city to know about us, which is why we are holding an Open Day on Thursday 2nd March. Everyone is welcome”
Oasis was founded in 2008 by Reynette Roberts MBE and two Iranian asylum seekers who provided a 3 day a week service offering a cup of tea and a listening ear. Over the last 14 years Oasis has grown and helped 4560 individuals in 2022, offering help and advice for people in the immigration system, serving a daily hot lunch, delivering English language lessons and providing over 1000 personal hygiene bags for those in need.
Oasis Cardiff is an independent charity employing more than 35 full and part-time staff, and has 378 volunteers – all of whom are dedicated to helping people from across the world in a time of need.
As well as providing direct support for asylum seekers and refugees, Oasis Cardiff recently won a Welsh Government contract to provide Peer Mentoring Training to a number of grassroots organisations across Wales – recognising the value of Oasis’ innovative approach and the best practice it continues to develop.