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Archive | July, 2014

Fancy a new job?

The Northern Refugee Centre are recruiting for a part time Project Development Worker to help them set up an Immigration Advice Social Enterprise in Sheffield.  This will be a short term position (4 months)  14.8 hours a week 23k pro rata Job advert Job description and Pers Spec Application form Equal Ops Form Closing date 5pm on […]

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Leeds Unity Centre opens

A new space just off Kirkstall Road near the Waterside House Home Office, Unity is aimed at providing support and advocacy for asylum seekers needing to report. We will also be providing post detention action and case work. Current opening times are limited though quickly growing, so if you are coming down or telling someone […]

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The Immigration Act and Access to Healthcare

From Lorna at Regional Asylum Activism: We remain concerned about the government’s proposals to introduce charges for all emergency and some primary healthcare for all those without indefinite leave to remain in the UK. To find out more about the proposals, please see our briefing on the healthcare entitlements of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. We […]

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Asylum Support Rates Campaign

From Lorna at Regional Asylum Activism: Still Human Still Here are calling on all supporters to contact their local MPs and ask them to sign EDM99 calling for Section 95 support rates to be increased to 70% of mainstream income support! A recent High Court judgement ruled that the government’s assessment of the amount needed for asylum seekers to meet […]

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A message from Tiffy at City of Sanctuary

Excerpts from a recent email from Tiffy at City of Sanctuary. Please contact Tiffy at CoS for more info IMPORTANT – Changes at Angel Lodge On Monday a meeting was held with representatives from Urban Housing (Angel Lodge Management), City of Sanctuary (Wakefield, Leeds, Sheffield and National), RETAS, MATT and Welcome Projects.  We apologize that […]

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Notes from 9th July MultiAgency Meeting

Here are some notes, taken by Jon from LASSN. They’re not exactly minutes, but they’re a record of (some of) what was said. If anyone wants anything changed, please email jon at lassn dot org dot uk and they’ll be updated. All info promised by speakers/participants will be posted here as soon as they are […]

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City of Sanctuary Summer Newsletter 2014

City of Sanctuary Summer Newsletter 2014 As cityofsanctuary.org have been kind enough to this little blog, it seems only right and proper to return the favour. There are some excellent links in here, and it’s well worth subscribing to… In fact – have you promised your support for CoS yet?

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