Yesterday our Asylum and Refugee Coordinator, Laura Cooper, was interviewed by ITV Border, with two of our men's diaspora group about the future of the hotels in Carlisle. Both hotels are due to close early in the new year, with all those currently staying there being moved to alternative accommodation, anywhere in the North West,
First Aid Training from Carlisle Fire Station West Green Watch Some of our men's diaspora groups undertook basic first aid training last week. We attended Carlisle Fires Station East and were trained by Green Watch of Fire Station West. The men learnt CPR, the recovery position, how to manage a heart attack, choking and
Men and women from our diaspora groups have been attending Growing Well in Tebay since January. They attend each week and have built polly tunnels and raised beds, and are now growing and harvesting fruit and vegetables for use within the Tebay Services. It offers a wonderful opportunity for physical activity and a sense of
Standing Together 14/09/2023 Today we ask all our communities to unite and support each other in the face of division and hatred. We believe our communities should be safe places for all people and those who need help should be given it. Multicultural Cumbria know tensions are rising in Carlisle, and across Cumbria and
Hilltop United FC Hilltop United FC played their first games on Sunday at Hammonds Pond against Border City Greens on Sunday as part of the 'Support through Sport' event organised with Carlisle United EDI, Cumberland Council, Carlisle United Community Sports Trust and Carlisle Refugee Action Group. The teams, made of of men seeking
Persians cooking up a storm Members of our men's diaspora group, Nader and Mohsen cooked up a delicious meal for friends on Friday. We were treated to an amazing meal of barley and vegetable soup with chicken and saffron rice, with Shiraz salad. It was wonderful to see how a meal from their
Iranian footballer welcomed into the city. A member of our diaspora group, Yousef Yousefi has been welcomed by a local football team and is pleased to be able to continue with his passion. The former professional footballer from Iran and a member of the national youth squad now plays with Unisun Social FC.
Volunteer Work EDI Lead within Cumbria Scouts. July 2023 to present. District Commissioner Cumbria Scouts – up to June 2023 Our Asylum Seeker and Refugee Coordinator Laura has volunteered to lead the EDI team within Cumbria Scouts.