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The Kind Place: Series 2: We Are VOICES

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The Kind Place is an audio series brought to you by the British Red Cross. Series 2 “We are VOICES” is produced by refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. They bring you into their lives to share the challenges they face and speak up for change. It was made by The VOICES Network, in collaboration with The British Red Cross and supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Senior Producers: Bridey Addison-Child and Jude Shapiro. _ Series 1 “The Loneliness Line” explores loneliness through a series of phone conversations between those experiencing it. People from across the UK shares what it really means to be lonely and what they’re doing to get through it. It was produced in collaboration with On Our Radar.

The Kind Place is an audio series brought to you by the British Red Cross. Series 2 “We are VOICES” is produced by refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. They bring you into their lives to share the challenges they face and speak up for change. It was made by The VOICES Network, in collaboration with The British Red Cross and supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Senior Producers: Bridey Addison-Child and Jude Shapiro. _ Series 1 “The Loneliness Line” explores loneliness through a series of phone conversations between those experiencing it. People from across the UK shares what it really means to be lonely and what they’re doing to get through it. It was produced in collaboration with On Our Radar.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

The Kind Place is an audio series brought to you by the British Red Cross. Series 2 “We are VOICES” is produced by refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. They bring you into their lives to share the challenges they face and speak up for change. It was made by The VOICES Network, in collaboration with The British Red Cross and supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Senior Producers: Bridey Addison-Child and Jude Shapiro. _ Series 1 “The Loneliness Line” explores loneliness through a series of phone conversations between those experiencing it. People from across the UK shares what it really means to be lonely and what they’re doing to get through it. It was produced in collaboration with On Our Radar.

Language:

English


Episodes

Bonus Level: Duck duck goose

9/16/2021
Need a break from the stress of life as an asylum seeker? Here’s a childhood memory that might distract you for a moment. - This is one part of Episode 5 If you’ve started listening here and aren’t sure what’s going on, go back and listen to the clip named ‘Start’ to begin your journey.

Duration:00:03:17

Level 10: EP5 We Are VOICES

9/16/2021
*Trigger Warning: This level mentions torture and serious trauma* You have reached the final level. Did you make it to your appointment on time? How are you feeling? - This is one part of Episode 5. If you’ve started listening here and aren’t sure what’s going on, go back and listen to the clip named ‘Start’ to begin your journey.

Duration:00:12:16

Level 9: EP5 We are VOICES

9/16/2021
*Trigger Warning: This level mentions suicide* You go for a walk to clear your head, turning right as you leave the house. Who will you bump into? - This is one part of Episode 5. If you’ve started listening here and aren’t sure what’s going on, go back and listen to the clip named ‘Start’ to begin your journey.

Duration:00:06:20

Level 8: EP5 We Are VOICES

9/16/2021
*Trigger Warning: This level mentions suicide* You go for a walk to clear your head, turning left as you leave the house. Who will you bump into? - This is one part of Episode 5. If you’ve started listening here and aren’t sure what’s going on, go back and listen to the clip named ‘Start’ to begin your journey.

Duration:00:20:59

Level 7: EP5 We Are VOICES

9/16/2021
You try to buy a bus ticket to go to the doctor’s but your debit card has stopped working overnight. You still don’t know how to get to your Home Office appointment. - This is one part of Episode 5. If you’ve started listening here and aren’t sure what’s going on, go back and listen to the clip named ‘Start’ to begin your journey.

Duration:00:07:46

Level 6: EP5 We are VOICES

9/16/2021
You get back home, feeling exhausted and unwell. Maybe a sleep will help? - This is one part of Episode 5. If you’ve started listening here and aren’t sure what’s going on, go back and listen to the clip named ‘Start’ to begin your journey.

Duration:00:05:56

Level 5: EP5 We Are VOICES

9/16/2021
You walk to your local food bank to see if they have what you need. But you’re starting to feel unwell. - This is one part of Episode 5: If you’ve started listening here and aren’t sure what’s going on, go back and listen to the clip named ‘Start’ to begin your journey.

Duration:00:03:01

Level 4: EP5 We Are VOICES

9/16/2021
You head to your local high street to buy some groceries for you and your two year old baby, but your budget won’t stretch very far. Will you go to your local food bank or try at the supermarket? - This is one part of Episode 5. If you’ve started listening here and aren’t sure what’s going on, go back and listen to the clip named ‘Start’ to begin your journey.

Duration:00:04:49

Level 3: EP5 We Are VOICES

9/16/2021
You try to contact the Home Office to get travel assistance for your appointment. Suddenly, some unexpected visitors knock at your door. - This is one part of Episode 5. If you’ve started listening here and aren’t sure what’s going on, go back and listen to the clip named ‘Start’ to begin your journey.

Duration:00:05:09

Level 1: EP5 We Are VOICES

9/16/2021
You receive an unexpected letter from the Home Office. You have six days to make it to a compulsory appointment, but your weekly allowance won’t cover your travel. How will you make it on time? Will you borrow a friend’s car or contact the Home Office for help? - This is one part of Episode 5 If you’ve started listening here and aren’t sure what’s going on, go back and listen to the clip named ‘Episode 5: Start’ to begin your journey.

Duration:00:04:05

Level 2: EP5 We Are VOICES

9/16/2021
You try to borrow a friend’s car to attend your Home Office appointment. Sounds like a simple solution… - This is one part of Episode 5. If you’ve started listening here and aren’t sure what’s going on, go back and listen to the clip named ‘Start’ to begin your journey.

Duration:00:00:45

Start: EP5 We Are VOICES

9/15/2021
Welcome to Episode 5, where you are the asylum seeker. This episode is interactive and has been released as 10 separate short documentaries or ‘Levels’. You will be presented with dilemmas and given options to choose from. Based on what you choose, you will be directed to the next level which you can find and listen to on the main podcast feed. Are you ready to begin? - All the situations presented to you are based on real events that the We Are VOICES producers have experienced in their...

Duration:00:03:37

EP4 We are VOICES: A ticked box somewhere

8/5/2021
*Trigger warning - this episode mentions suicide* What does it mean to have a roof over your head as an asylum seeker? Saffie explores ideas around home, safety and belonging in this episode looking at the housing system for asylum seekers in the UK. We hear from Annie about the problems she and her teen daughter have faced in accommodation, as well as insight from policy expert Jon Featonby on why the system is failing. We also hear from Omar about his experiences living in the Penally...

Duration:00:29:31

EP3 We are VOICES: I dreamt I saw her

7/8/2021
How do you support your family when the system is keeping you apart? A single mother living in Glasgow, Alvina Chibhamu, investigates how families are affected by the asylum system. She interviews Mada, a refugee from Syria, about caring for her children through the family reunion process. Alvina also talks with policy expert Sohini who explains how the proposed Borders Bill will threaten safe routes to family reunion in the UK. We are VOICES was made by the VOICES Network, in collaboration...

Duration:00:25:06

EP2 We are VOICES: Every step on the ground

6/24/2021
What does is mean to flee from your home and face a dangerous journey to safety? In Episode 2, Niloha is interviewed by Annie. Niloha shares how she was forced to leave Venezuela and her life as a doctor, in search of safety in the UK. Also hear how the government's proposed Borders Bill would change how asylum seeker's claims are judged, and reduce protection for people seeking safety in the UK. We are VOICES was made by the VOICES Network, in collaboration with the British Red Cross and...

Duration:00:30:56

EP1 We are VOICES: Small Heavens

6/16/2021
How do you find connection and support when you’ve left everything behind, and your freedom is restricted? In Episode 1, meet Diamond and ريما - Rima. Diamond explores her dream of true love, a safe home and freedom through her love of animals. ريما - Rima shares how the uncertainty of her life as an asylum seeker stops her from connecting with others and feeling like her true self. We are VOICES was made by the VOICES Network, in collaboration with the British Red Cross and supported by...

Duration:00:33:42

Introducing Series 2: We are VOICES

6/15/2021
An introduction to the process and people behind We are VOICES.

Duration:00:04:08

Series 2: We are VOICES

6/11/2021
An audio series produced by refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. Made by the VOICES Network in collaboration with the British Red Cross and supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Duration:00:02:15

The Loneliness Line: Gary & Kian

12/16/2020
Two football players from different generations talk about how sport can be used to connect - and about the different attitudes towards masculinity and mental health across generations. Neville Southall played as a goalkeeper for Everton and Wales in the 1980s and 90s, winning two league titles, two FA Cups, and a European Cup Winner’s Cup. Kian is a 17-year-old sixth form student and football coach from South London. He works with Football Beyond Borders, running football and education...

Duration:00:13:28

The Loneliness Line: Laura & Phil

12/2/2020
In this episode, Laura and Phil meet up to talk through their experiences of being transgender, and of homelessness in society. Together they share how they are working to get their voices heard in a society that often does not understand. Trigger warning: people in this podcast talk about suicidal feelings which might be upsetting for some listeners. If you need to talk to someone immediately, call the Samaritans for free on 116 123 or send an email, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Duration:00:17:37