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Experts by Experience Research Launch Event 11 Oct

Asylum Seekers as experts by experience: a case study from Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers – Sally Inman and Maggie Rogers with contributions from Ali Almoosa, Adel Maraghi and Godfrey Warui Living through war, persecution, exile and the asylum system gives people an insight and knowledge that cannot be otherwise learned. As a sector and movement, we must recognise the value

Securing Our Future: Big Lottery Award for a New Third Centre

We have wonderful news from the Big Lottery – we have been awarded £481,272 over the next 3 years. It’s a huge relief, after lots of paperwork and weeks of conversations with our grants officers. So big thanks to them, and to congratulations to everyone involved in the bid.  The money will mostly be used to fund the new third

Join us for an evening of music in aid of SDCAS

Ferdene Wind and String Quintet will be performing a fascinating evening of music on Saturday, 23rd September, 7:00pm at the Copleston Centre. Tickets are available on the door (£10) and all proceeds raised are in aid of Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers. Who is performing? 7:00pm: Arrive early for a special warm-up with Shem on the Fiddle and Mandolin.

Meet our Volunteers – Kathryn

Hey there, I’m Kathryn and I’ve been volunteering with SDCAS for around a month now, so I’m still fairly new here! I wanted to share a glimpse of my experience with you all. I work in the kitchen within one of our centres weekly on a Wednesday. My role involves preparing and serving meals, as well as cleaning up afterward.

Open Position: Chair of Trustees

Chair of Trustees – Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers London, Greater London (Hybrid) Role title: Chair of Trustees Reports to: the Trustee Board Deadline to apply: Friday, 29th December 2023 (5pm) How to apply: For a full job description and for more details of the kind of person we’re looking for, please see the complete job description and submit

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