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Archive | August, 2016

Refugees Welcome in Leeds? APPG Evidence Gathering Meeting, 2 – 4pm, Tuesday 6th September, Ebor Court

via Lorna at RAA Earlier this summer, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees launched an inquiry into the experiences of refugees in the UK. This is a great opportunity for refugees and those working with them to speak directly to Parliament about the challenges faced by those seeking sanctuary, and the kind of welcome […]

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BBC3 want to speak to volunteers who do unusual things with refugees and asylum seekers

BBC3 have put a call out for volunteers who are working with asylum seekers and refugees, especially ones who do interesting or unusual things in the course of their volunteering. They are wanting to produce some short positive films about the wonderful and amazing ways people offer support to people. Interesting or unusual (in this […]

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Leeds Transport Consultation

Here’s your chance to say what you think about transport in Leeds – how well does it work for you? The people you know? “Transport is a fundamental component of what makes a strong economy as well as a compassionate and liveable city. Our vision is for Leeds to be a fair, open and welcoming […]

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Leeds’ Finest: Christine Majid of PAFRAS & Jess MacIntyre of ReachOUT

Two brilliant people from Leeds’ Migrant 3rd Sector have been shortlisted for National Diversity Awards. Christine Majid – former Chief Officer at PAFRAS has been nominated as Positive Role Model Award for Race, Religion & Faith. Jess MacIntyre – Founder and Chair of ReachOUT Leeds has been nominated as Positive Role Model Award for LGBT. The very best […]

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Adult Safeguarding Awareness: people with no recourse to public funds – 22nd November 2016

Following the success of their first event in July, LASSN and Leeds Adult Safeguarding Board will be running Safeguarding Awareness Training a second time, 14:00 – 16:30 on 22nd November 2016. It provides a short introduction to safeguarding, with a particular focus on people at risk of harm or exploitation and who may also not have […]

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Keeping Sanctuary Seekers of West Yorkshire Safe: Consultation with West Yorkshire Police, August 8th 2016

West Yorkshire Police and City of Sanctuary want to understand how to keep Sanctuary Seekers safe. In particular, West Yorkshire Police want to understand why Sanctuary Seekers sometimes don’t feel safe, what barriers they face and what they can do to help. City of Sanctuary want to look at safety in the broadest sense of the […]

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