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The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on asylum seeker and refugee health in Bradford District and West Yorkshire – Presentation 9th December 2020

What? A quick-fire style presentation event to hear from a range of academics from the University of Bradford, who were successful in receiving funding for their multidisciplinary research projects designed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. There’s one on Mental Health by Mel Cooper which looks interesting.   When? 9th December 2020, 18:00 – 19:30 How? […]

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2 New Resources of the Week

The Unique Selling Point of the LMP Blog is that it is always focused on Leeds and always focuses on Migration. There are loads of other Blogs and sites (eg migrantinfohub.org.uk that cover national issues, campaigns and offer advice etc. But, it’s been ages since we posted any resources of the week, and a few […]

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New national infoline for asylum seekers and refugees during Covid19 – from Refugee Council

Infoline 0808 196 7272 The Refugee Council’s Infoline aims to connect refugees and people seeking asylum with organisations that can help. This is a short term project to support people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Call free phone 0808 196 7272. Please leave us a message with your name and telephone number. We will call back with an interpreter if needed. The national  Infoline has […]

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Census 2021 MAP Special Session for community Leaders and organisations working with newer communities – Thursday 10th December 2020 14:00-15:30

via Henriette at LCC Communities Team The MAP Team is facilitating a specialized training course for community leaders and organisations working closely with newer communities to learn about the purpose of the census and are writing to invite you to attend. The census is a head count of everyone in the country on a given […]

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Covid Vaccination check-in – please share insights

Healthwatch has launched a new ‘Weekly Check-in’, focused on hearing the views of people in Leeds on the upcoming Covid vaccination programme, to assist with local planning.  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/covid19vax If you have any insights to contribute, including questions, concerns, or other information shared by the people you support and amongst the communities you work in around Covid vaccination, please […]

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Is there anything health and care services could do differently to better meet the health and care needs of your communities?

Hannah from Healthwatch shared the following message with the Communities of Interest Network: There is a drive in the city around what health and care services do to improve the health inequalities in the city. We know that the majority of the inequality that people experience is linked to key issues such as housing, income, education but there […]

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Payment in temporary initial accommodations (i.e. hotels) – 30th November 2020

Further information about asylum support payments from Helen Atkinson at the Home Office While longer-term solutions are set up Home Office will make provision for 3 separate 5-week payments in the sum of £40  – to meet the weekly £8 provision per individual being accommodated in full board IA (or contingent) accommodation. 1st scheduled payment:  […]

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LMP Strategy Group Meetings for 2021

The LMP Strategy group meeting dates have been confirmed for 2021 for you to book in your diaries: Wednesday 10th February 2021(10am-12pm) Wednesday 12th May 2021 (10am-12pm) Wednesday 8th September 2021 (10am-12pm) Wednesday 24th November 2021 (10am-12pm) Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all meetings are currently planned to be held virtually. We will share the […]

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Weekly update from Strategic Migration Partnership (Migration Yorkshire) and Home Office 26th November 2020

Numbers of new arrivals into asylum accommodation have reduced slightly recently. Asylum Intake remains steady. Home Office focussed on procurement. The need to source contingency accommodation sites has slowed as a result. Home Office are looking at the new tiered restrictions and how this impacts contract deliverables. Initially, they feel the new restrictions shouldn’t impact […]

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Various Integration Jobs at Migration Yorkshire – Deadline 8th December 2020

Migration Yorkshire is currently recruiting to the following vacancies based in Leeds  Integration Strategy Manager: https://leeds.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3115?c=leeds Job reference req3115. Salary PO4 £38,890 to £41,881 We are looking for an experienced and motivated leader to implement the refugee integration strategy for the Yorkshire and Humber region. This will include establishing refugee integration structures across the region, […]

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