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***Update to Justice First Service Monday 3rd August 2020.*** We are now able to offer a limited number of appointments with a Caseworker on a Monday and Thursday morning from our Stockton office. Clients attending appointments will be expected to arrive at the time of their apointment only and comply with COVID-19 safety measures. Hand Sanitiser and Face Masks are available for client use. Please remember that if you are displaying any Covid-19 symptoms then you must self isolate and not attend your appointment. We are still available to be contacted by telephone on our usual office number 01642 601122 or by email email@example.com for all enquiries. Caseworkers can be also contacted by the the following email addresses if you have any issues about appeals or your asylum claim: Solafa@justicefirst.org.uk Lucie@justicefirst.org.uk We will keep our Social Media Pages and News section of our Website updated with any further advice and…
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✨Virtual Quiz Night ✨ By entering to take part you can... 🤔Test your knowledge 😀Have some fun But also... ⚖️Support the work of Justice First 🌍Help to support those seeking asylum and refuge in the UK ❤️Please Share
Still time to sign up to take part in the Justice First Online Quiz this Friday !!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Join Justice First for our inaugural virtual quiz night! Taking place via Zoom on Friday 12 June 2020 at 8pm and hosted by our experienced quizmaster Steve Ollis. We are limited to 100 participants so book early! To enter please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then send you an invitation to join Zoom and give you more information about our activities. Our virtual quiz night is to raise funds for the important work we continue to do during this crisis. We therefore kindly ask that you donate via our Virgin Money Giving page below in recognition of taking part in the quiz. Of course, you can donate even if you don’t take part in the quiz! Donate here: virginmoneygiving.com/fund/JFQuiz 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
🌟Free Online Screening🌟 Online screening of The Staging Post. Everyday during Refugee Week 2020. Twice a day (10am and 7pm). Starting from 14 - 20 June 2020. This is a film about a small group of refugees stuck in Indonesia and their refugee-led education revolution. A very uplifting story😊 www.facebook.com/thestagingpostfilm/
The impact of our work
Our staff keep meticulous records of the number of people assisted and each case file is kept up to date. This is a huge administrative task, but vital to the success of our mission. Our key aim is to enable asylum seekers to re-engage with the legal process by gathering sufficient evidence to mount a fresh claim. Once this is achieved and the claim is accepted, they have access to legal aid and can be passed on to solicitors. Whilst only a small proportion will go on to be granted leave to remain in the UK, this number has increased recently and this is in part due to the use of Article Eight of the Human Rights Act. This is of importance to asylum seekers who have children that are growing up and being educated in the UK, as it allows them to argue that their children’s right to a family life depends on themselves and their parents being granted leave to remain in the UK. This is a complex area of law and one for which it is not possible to obtain legal aid, so our staff are gaining expertise through training and through practice in the use of Article Eight to assist our clients.
Our educational and awareness raising work is also important as this supports both our local fund raising and also the environment and welcome that asylum seekers in our region receive. Our staff provide training, make presentations and lead workshops. This work includes providing opportunities for asylum seekers and settled residents of the area to meet each other and engage in activities, such as cooking, walking in the countryside, playing football or attending social events together and to learn from each other through social interaction. Whilst it is difficult to keep records of the number of individuals influenced or engaged in this work, we estimate that we reach four to five thousand people a year.