Learning from Lived Experience: Making the NRPF Videos.

This weekend the SLRA base was transformed into a film set, as we went about capturing the footage for the NRPF videos which have taken shape over months of collaborative planning with our partner Project 17. We were joined by Young Creators (YCUK), who brought their equipment, their great minds and their energy as they […]

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First Display of the Women’s Group Community Quilt

Take your chance and visit the women’s group community quilt that many of the SLRA women group members have made last year during lockdown, at the Woodfield Recreation Ground.   We’ve already wrote quite several stories about our community quilt that helped many of the women through the difficult times when life stood still for a few months, people had to separate from friends and families, and everyone dealt with many other challenges!   […]

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SLRA women's group

Women’s group Manifesto

Written by Amanda  In a recent Friday session facilitated by Lisa and Tamara, the women’s group were tasked with getting creative and updating the SLRA manifesto that was written June 2020. We enjoyed scratching our heads with some wordplay and had interesting discussion about concepts behind language.   The session was very relaxed. We started with our wake and shake music stretches as usually. A few highlights […]

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Planning our first Awareness Workshop about the hostile environment and NRPF (no recourse to public funds)

This morning we held a meeting where we worked through the itinerary for our upcoming NRPF awareness workshop next Wednesday on 10th February 2021. A few of the SLRA team looked over the plan with members of our peer-support community Women’s Group. The women in the group all have lived experiences of the hostile environment, […]

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Together we will stand

SLRA Women’s Group Session: “Should colonial statues be removed and what should happen to them?”

Two weeks ago, Samina, a member of the consultation team for Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity, facilitated a listening exercise with our women group. The aim of the session was to ask the women about their opinions on the statues of Guy and St. Thomas. These individuals and their statues are now receiving lots of […]

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Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes – Women Group and Kids activities volunteer Tamara

Our staff and volunteers at the SLRA work on such a personal level, they often end up bringing more to the role than even they expected. Tamara is one of the Volunteers who has jumped right in and let her natural enthusiasm and zest penetrate every task that she tackles with us. Whether it is […]

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