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Asylum Matters – Policy update Feb 2020

Edited highlights of Asylum Matters’ most recent newsletter 1. Migrant Help Update on the AIRE Contract Migrant Help has issued a further update on the performance of its AIRE service – see attached. The letter notes that call answer times into the First Response Centre (FRC) have been at an average of under one minute […]

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Progress against LMP Priorities Feb 2020

As you know LMP has 4 main areas of concern, which we have summarised in a plan on a page here  Each time the Strategy Group Meet, we update on progress against these 4 themes. Here are the summaries of progress presented at February’s LMP Strategy meeting. If you have any questions of comments about […]

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Resource of the Week: LawWorks – free legal advice to small not for profits helping refugees in the UK

LawWorks run a Not-for-Profits Programme, which focuses on providing assistance to small not-for-profit organisations who themselves have legal queries or issues. The Programme aims to help organisations working with vulnerable and disadvantaged people, including refugees and asylum seekers.  They say: “As you will see from our website (https://www.lawworks.org.uk/legal-advice-not-profits/free-legal-assistance), we are able to find free legal […]

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Free Online Course: Dyslexia and Language Teaching

Calling all ESOL teachers, modern languages teachers and teacher trainers… Lancaster University are pleased to announce a free online learning course on ‘Dyslexia and language teaching’ https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/dyslexia/6 which runs from 20th of April – 17th of May 2020. This exciting course is offered by Lancaster University in cooperation with FutureLearn and takes place over four […]

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North Yorkshire Health Watch Report – Accessing interpreting services

This report from North Yorkshire Health Watch was referenced at the last LMP Strategy Group. It shares some insightful information from refugees in North Yorkshire about the difficulties in accessing interpreting services within healthcare systems in North Yorkshire and has made some recommendations on how to improve experience and access to  services.

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MA scholarships at leeds University for forced migrants. APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 2nd

The Verder Leeds Scholarship is available for forced migrants who are unable to access assistance from Student Finance England and provides fees and a maintenance stipend for study on the following courses: MSc Maths MSc Physics MSc (Eng) Advanced Mechanical Engineering They haven’t had any applications yet and we are really keen to ensure anyone […]

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‘What makes you feel free?’- Freedom Project for young refugees and asylum seekers at Leeds Playhouse w/c 17th Feb 2020

We are running free workshops for young refugees and asylum seekers aged 16 – 22 to take part in Freedom Project, exploring ‘What makes you feel free?’ Meet us and help us develop a play that will be performed in Leeds and London in June. Travel expenses can be covered and refreshments will be provided. […]

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The Leeds Migration Map – 2020 Update

The Leeds Migration Map – displays the spread and diversity of new and existing communities in Leeds at a local level. It exists to provide understanding of population changes and trends alongside wider contextual information to support the meeting of need for the diverse population of Leeds. The map is fully interactive and we hope […]

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