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Archive | January, 2016

Hardship Fund: 2015/16 arrangements

Each year, LRF oversee the administration of a Hardship Fund for destitute asylum seekers. Here’s an flyer about the Hardship Fund intended for the general public. [nb – please note the link in this document does not work. This one does.] Here are the Hardship Fund arrangements (2015-16) for agencies.

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Right to Rent – Briefing Sheet from JCWI

via Abdou at The Children’s Society Click here to download the Right to Rent briefing  On 1 February the Government is rolling out the ‘right to rent’ scheme nationwide in England. From this date, landlords must check the immigration status of adult tenants and occupiers before entering into a private residential tenancy agreement. There is […]

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Asylum Destitution in South Yorkshire – British Red Cross Report

South Yorkshire destitution report Key findings The majority of the 56 participants in this research were destitute refused asylum seekers who had been destitute for more than one year. Our findings show that their experience of deprivation was characterised by vulnerability (inconsistent access to essential resources) and uncertainty (when the resources available did not meet […]

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Carers Leeds

www.carersleeds.org.uk.  support unpaid family (or friend) carers over the age of 18; and anyone can make a referral by ringing our advice line which is 0113 3804300 They’re particularly interested in making sure asylum seeking and refugee families know about them, and the services they offer.  

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Mental Health Peer Support Groups: Farsi & Tigrinya

A mental health peer support group for Tigrinya speakers will meet Tuesday 19th January 2016 and will continue to meet weekly between 1:00pm & 2:30pm. Interpreters and travel expenses are provided.   The Farsi speaking group has been running at 1pm on Fridays for 4 sessions now, and has room for more new referrals if you know […]

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