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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

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

The Loneliness Line: Ifeoma & Hazel

11/18/2020
In this episode, Ifeoma and Hazel meet up to talk through their experiences of becoming a mum for the first time, and how that shift in identity can lead to a loss of a sense of self, but also change life for the better. Ifeoma has been shielding since the start of the pandemic.

Duration:00:15:41

The Loneliness Line: Tigest & Reb

11/4/2020
In this episode, two young women - Tigest and Reb - discuss their experiences of not fitting in and feeling like an outsider, and the positive steps they have taken to take back control of their own lives.

Duration:00:16:46

The Loneliness Line: Dreane & Carol

10/21/2020
Episode 2 of The Kind Place podcast series explores the theme of grief and loss. We hear from Dreane who lives alone in Worcestershire with her two Yorkshire terriers, and Carol who lives near Newcastle in the North East. Carol and Dreane discuss their experiences of dealing with grief and talk about how the loss of a loved one can spark feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Duration:00:15:31

The Loneliness Line: Amtul & Ore

10/7/2020
How can you feel alone when surrounded by people? Episode 1 of our podcast series explores the themes of purpose and belonging. We hear from Amtul, a refugee from India living in Bradford, and Ore, an MBA student from Nigeria living in Newcastle. Amtul and Ore discuss their experiences of isolation when living in a foreign country - and how volunteering has helped them connect. *Amtul is a Voices Ambassador and Ore volunteers with the British Red Cross to support people living with...

Duration:00:13:48