Carol Owen

UK poverty Communications Officer

All posts by Carol Owen

Creative and Confident - the women from the Access to Work and Enterprise Project

Oxfam has been working with women single parents claiming in or out of work welfare benefits in and around Cardiff to help them secure work that will provide a lasting and secure income for them...

Wales caught in 'perfect storm' of poverty

Wales is one of the places worst hit by a tide of hunger and extreme poverty, a report launched this week by Oxfam Cymru reveals. Below the Breadline, produced by Oxfam, Church Action on Poverty...

Happy Mothers Day from Glyncoch

Young mums in South Wales are lifting their lives for good with Oxfam Cymru's backing. Four friends with small children decided their estate badly needed a mother and toddler group and...

Matthew gains skills that will last a lifetime

One of Oxfam Cymru's projects to build livelihoods in Wales is using woodwork to help local people carve out a future for themselves. The Livelihoods project at the Dove Workshop in Banwen...

Phil Evans accepts Shop of Sanctuary Award

Swansea Oxfam shop wins UK award

Oxfam's shop in Castle Street, Swansea has won a national award  because of  the warm welcome it gives to refugees and asylum seekers in the city. ...

Spring in the air at Duffryn

The weather may still be chilly, but green shoots were showing at Duffryn Community Allotment in Newport where the first working day of the season got off to a flying start this week. 36 people...

Cover of Are You Happy with That

Hearing the voices of people seeking sanctuary

A book of poems, essays and stories by people seeking sanctuary in Wales is being launched this week in the Sinclair Suite of Swansea's Liberty Stadium  'Are You Happy With...

Prince Charles at Duffryn Community Allotment

Royal visit for allotment project

The rain may have poured down, but spirits were high when volunteers at Duffryn Community Allotment welcomed HRH Prince Charles on an official visit  to Newport last Friday. The Prince...

Hoe, hoe, hoe – it’s a festive allotment collage!

Green-fingered artists from an Oxfam Cymru partner project have won a national Christmas card competition with a festive design composed entirely of fruit and veg. Volunteers at the 'Plant...

Sanctuary learners

South Wales sanctuary-seekers help give others a voice

Women from Cardiff, Newport and Swansea who had to leave their home countries to start a new life in Wales are learning how to teach English. Thirteen refugee and asylum seeking women who...