VOICES Hub

Experts by experience on refugee and asylum issues, speaking up to change minds, policy and practice.

Experts by experience on refugee and asylum issues, speaking up to change minds, policy and practice.

VOICES Hub

Experts by experience on refugee and asylum issues, speaking up to change minds, policy and practice.


About


All too frequently services are delivered for people, policies are written about people, and stories are told on behalf of people.

We are a network of trained community reporters with lived experience of the refugee and asylum system living in the UK. The VOICES hub is a home for our stories, experiences, concerns and ideas.

Through VOICES, we want to amplify our experiences to change minds, policy and practice, closing the gap for refugees and people seeking asylum to speak up and achieve real change on the issues that affect us.

The hub was created by the VOICES Network, British Red Cross and On Our Radar.

Please note

Some of our reports deal with topics some readers may find triggering.

About


All too frequently services are delivered for people, policies are written about people, and stories are told on behalf of people.

We are a network of trained community reporters with lived experience of the refugee and asylum system living in the UK. The VOICES hub is a home for our stories, experiences, concerns and ideas.

Through VOICES, we want to amplify our experiences to change minds, policy and practice, closing the gap for refugees and people seeking asylum to speak up and achieve real change on the issues that affect us.

The hub was created by the VOICES Network, British Red Cross and On Our Radar.

Please note

Some of our reports deal with topics some readers may find triggering.

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Poems

I Say Yes


A poem by E. E.

Reported 7 days ago by E. E.

London

Reports

Hidden Worth: Precious Connections


Empathy and understanding must be at the forefront of any effort to integrate immigrants and refugees into society. Recognising their past, their trauma, and their potential for recovery and contribution is essential.

Reported 1 week ago by Muhammad K.

Leicester

Poems

Peace


Reported 2 weeks ago by Emilia M.

London

Blogs

Trials of the Tempest


Reported 2 months ago by Muhammad K.

Leicester

Blogs

Priorities Shape Destinies


As people migrate, whether by choice or compulsion, their paths are dictated by the priorities of survival, adaptation, and the hope for a better future, highlighting the critical intersections of human rights, economic pressures, and international policies.

Reported 2 months ago by Muhammad K.

Leicester

Blogs

Healing Songs


A poem by Muhammad K.

Reported 2 months ago by Muhammad K.

Leicester

Blogs

Echoes of Eternity


A poem by Muhammad K.

Reported 2 months ago by Muhammad K.

Leicester

Reports

Springing Zack-in-a-Box


I’m springing like a jack-in-a-box, springing from winter to the season of spring.

Reported 3 months ago by Zarith

London

Reports

Even the birds are chained to the sky


As we left the nests from all corners of the globe, we can’t help but notice and taste the sweet freedom in the green pastures.

Reported 3 months ago by Zarith

London

Reports

Empowering Asylum Seeker Integration Through Public Transit Accessibility


The integration of asylum seekers into new societies is a multifaceted process that requires careful consideration of various challenges and barriers they face. Accessible public transportation emerges as a pivotal tool in addressing these challenges and facilitating the integration process across different domains of life.

Reported 3 months ago by Muhammad K.

Leicester

Blogs

Love will always win & keep on loving


I know it’s cliche that love seems elusive in today’s world of conflicts and aggressions. Injustice is too blatant, as well as the double standards. Most of us fortunately arrived in this world out of love, and others didn’t share the same predicament depending where they are. It is heart-breaking to keep on witnessing the lack of love we are seeing every single day.

Reported 5 months ago by Zarith

London

Blogs

VOICES Visit to Buckingham Palace


In my capacity as an Ambassador for the VOICES Network and in partnership with the British Red Cross, I recently had the incredible opportunity to attend a humanitarian reception at Buckingham Palace.

Reported 8 months ago by Shingi Sakutukwa

London

Reports

Film Premiere Review: ‘The Old Oak’


I am deeply grateful to have attended both the private screening of ‘The Old Oak’ and the premiere in Leicester Square at the end of September. This gave me an opportunity to understand the British societal psyche on the difficult subject of immigration, migrants, and racism. This is heavily politicised at a time when the Ukrainian-Russian war continues and the UK general election next year looms. 

Reported 9 months ago by Zarith

London

Reports

Language Barrier: A notorious disability in nocturnal cases of emergency


As a former refugee, with my lack of fluency to communicate in the language of the host country, I have experienced the calamity of being crippled by the inability of interacting efficiently with medical staff and fairly express my requests. A few years later, this dark memory turned to become the pushing factor behind my impulse to join DA Languages...

Reported 2 years ago by Serge Mukiele Bwana

London

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