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Weekly news summary by Migration Yorkshire

Migration Yorkshire are great at finding and sharing information – like the Info Hub and the Quarterly Updates . Their most recent development is a weekly summary of policy and other things. As you’d expect, their scope is a lot wider than the excellent Asylum Matters briefings – and they bring a regional twist you […]

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Home Office/Strategic Migration Partnership phonecall: key points w/c 21st October 2021

via Ally from PAFRAS Negative cessations – Home Office are now processing asylum claims and are working through the backlog of outstanding claims. Intake – Intake is still focussed around Kent but there have been increases in activity with new claims registered in N. Ireland and Scotland for different reasons. Small boats arrivals in Kent […]

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#TogetherWithRefugees – Coverage of Friday’s Orange Hearts Action

via Colin Archer from Mill Hill Conversation Club Here’s the link to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s article about our Orange Hearts action ‘Together with Refugees’ outside Mill Hill Chapel last Friday: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/people/leeds-charities-hold-community-gathering-to-challenge-proposed-government-bill-to-remove-rights-from-refugees-3431066 More photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157720067997947  

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Training for Charitable Organisations

Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) deliver funding and governance training and their sessions can be  booked via their website: Training – Doing Good Leeds Some of the upcoming opportunities include: Starting your organisation from scratch  aimed at groups starting up and/or wanting to formalise their group which will help them start to access funding. Delivered regularly, […]

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Community Champions Training Opportunity

The Community Champions project, led by Forum Central and Voluntary Action Leeds, has been extended until the end of March 2022.   The project aim to continue recruiting volunteers to share accurate health messages around Covid-19, the vaccine and other key public health messages with their network of friends, family, neighbours, and the wider community. […]

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Meet the Funder Sessions – November 2021

Throughout November, there will be some meet the funder opportunities with the following funders: Comic Relief Community Funds, 11-12pm, 2nd November ESF Community Grants, 11 – 12pm, 18th November National Lottery Heritage Fund, 1.30 – 2.30, 23rd November Comic Relief Community Fund (Zoom session on 2/11/21, 11-12pm): Meet Anushka Vinales, Community Engagement Officer, supporting organisations […]

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PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY BY WOMEN AND EQUALITIES COMMITTEE: ‘Equality and the UK asylum process – closing date 8th November 2021

There’s a parliamentary inquiry by the Women and Equalities Committee, concerning ‘Equality and the UK asylum process’ – more info below. Closing date for evidence is 8 November, in case your organisation would like to submit. Please do share this with your networks. From the webpage: https://committees.parliament.uk/work/1510/equality-and-the-uk-asylum-process/ The Women and Equalities Committee is examining the fairness […]

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Jobs: Domestic Violence and Abuse Sanctuary Support Workers, 8x 21 hours/wk 24k pro rata Deadline Nov 1st 2021

We are looking for a team of experienced and committed workers who will provide support for individuals and families who need ‘sanctuary’ to keep them safe from Domestic Violence and Abuse. Sanctuary is provided by Leeds City Council and consists of safety and security measures to help people stay safe in their homes. There are […]

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