Thank you to all who attended the LMP strategy group meeting on Wednesday 9th September 2020. The board thanked Duncan Wells for representing LMP at the West Yorkshire Sub Regional Migration meeting, due to other commitments he has stepped down. However, LMP thank Ally Swaddling from PAFRAS for volunteering to represent the partnership at this […]
After a month off, we’ll be meeting up once again to catch-up on new developments across the sector. And what a month it has been. Since we last met Mears have opened 2 more hotels in Leeds for Asylum Seekers Home Office evictions have re-started LCC have received £1.3 Million in Next Steps funding Infection […]
Leeds City Council have been allocated £1,339,180.00 via the Next Steps programme https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/next-steps-accommodation-programme-guidance-and-proposal-templates It’s not 100% clear what this means for people with NRPF in Leeds. Everyone who has needed somewhere to stay has been accommodated by LCC since mid-March 2020, and LCC officers have repeatedly expressed their aspiration to provide emergency accommodation to everyone […]
As if things weren’t difficult enough, right now. Best of luck everyone.
Urban House IA As many of you know, the Initial Accommodation Centre in Wakefield, Urban House, has been closed since July following a Covid-19 outbreak, which came in the wake of strong, public criticism of the suitability and safety of the building and the lack of precautions taken to protect its inhabitants, including from the residents […]
During the pandemic, Refugee Action have been collecting information from migrant focused organizations to build a national picture of impacts organisations and the people they help. There have been 5 of these so far, and a 6th one is due next month.
Hugely important. Great resource. Click on the graphic below or on this link https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/wellbeing-guidance#
a message from Judith Blake and Tom Riordan from LCC With the new NHS Test and Trace App being launched on 24 September, we are determined that as many venues in the city get ready for the App. This means getting a QR code for the venue, making a poster, and displaying the poster. Here […]
As many of you know, the Leeds Migration Partnership is made up of 3 Groups The Communications Group – the people who help run this blog The Operations Group – the people who currently meet up every couple of weeks by Zoom The Strategy Group – the people who meet up every 3 months, to […]
A tremendous set of resources covering all the stuff you’re currently worried about returning to face to face prioritising clients and coordinating services digital inclusion hardship payments Click on the picture below or follow this link https://www.ragp.org.uk/
via Tina from LASSN Really fascinating article that demonstrates HOW information is presented is as important as what is presented… as a Geographer I love this! Click on the picture below to read the article
Refugee Council and the Equality and Human Rights Commission have created a guide to help employers better understand the situation for asylum seekers and refugees applying for jobs. The document is available here and on the Refugee Council website at: https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/information/resources/employment-guide-2020/ Please share widely! Thank you.