British Future released a new report today, “The politics of immigration”, with analysis of public attitudes on immigration and voting behaviour in the election. It highlights that Labour needs to have more to say in answer to public concerns about immigration, and the Conservatives need to do more to restore public trust in the Government’s […]
Archive | September, 2015
Have you ever wondered where Council Officers and Elected Members get their info? Here’s the LGA web page on Refugees. Of particular interest will be the Syrian Resettlement Factsheet, produced by the Home Office. There’s lots of other things on here too, for the time-rich/detail hungry amongst you.
Timetable September-December 2015
Unltd have this week announced a £100,000 fund for social entrepreneurs who wish to establish a venture, or develop a new service at an existing venture, to work with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Its essentially small grants and support. Eligible areas include: – Organising & managing accommodation for those who need it; […]
On Tuesday night, a couple of hundred citizens of Leeds pitched up to the West Yorkshire Playhouse to find out how they could respond to the Refugee Crisis unfolding in Europe. The event was organised by Leeds City of Sanctuary, with help from Together for Peace, Migration Yorkshire and Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network. The […]
This was written by Mike Kaye at Still Human Still Here. Immigration Bill published Here’s a letter from the Home Office outlining the main measures in the Immigration Bill. It notes that they received over 850 responses to the consultation on its proposals to reform asylum support and that it will publish a summary of those […]
Dave Paterson from Unity in Poverty Action (UPA) and the Leeds Food Aid Network (FAN). This is the new document that we have been working on which can be given to Asylum seekers or economic migrants who don’t have access to financial support, so they can access food provision in East Leeds. Food is currently […]
Here’s a summary of the report on Advice and Advocacy Services to asylum seekers refugees and other migrants, written by Colette Harvey from Northern Refugee Centre It was presented to Cross Council Migration Team on 4th September. Please note the full report can be downloaded here.
Hi there, if you’re an organisation working in Leeds with a Safeguarding policy for either Adults of Children, you’ll want to look at these new resources from Leeds City Council . They include detailed guidance on how to write/revise your adult’s and children’s policies in line with the Care Act 2014 (i.e. the word docs at the […]
Introduction to Asylum Support for Beginners Tuesday, 20 October 2015 from 10:00am-11:30am This introductory-level webinar, for delegates with no or limited experience working with asylum seekers, will provide an overview of the asylum support system, and equip delegates with the confidence to identify what type of asylum support a person might be entitled to. To […]