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Refugee Week 2017 theme announced: “Our Shared Future”

The theme of Refugee Week 2017 will be Our Shared Future – and will happen 19-25 June  – where we will celebrate everything our diverse communities have built, and imagine tomorrow together. How will you celebrate Our Shared Future at your arts venue, school, workplace, library or place of worship? Click here for more info

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Help to monitor the DWP ‘warm handover’

From Lorna at RAA In the last LMP meeting there was a quick discussion about the DWP ‘warm handover’ rollout across the region, a measure aimed to address issues with the transition period between NASS support and mainstream benefits. After speaking to a colleague in the North East who’s been working with the local NE […]

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Free food & clothes – Vegan Feast every 3rd Thursday at Mill Hill, 6pm-8pm

In association with the Mill Hill Chapel and Project SOS Homelessness Leeds the Interfaith Vegan Alliance presents The Great Vegan Feast which welcomes anyone and everyone experienceing social exclusion or affected by poverty (such as those #SleepingRough, #Refugees, #AsylumSeekersand #Migrants) to come enjoy some good wholesome plant based food for optimum nutrition and good health. […]

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Hiddent Talents – Supporting Refugees into NHS Careers

Do you know any current/former NHS or Social Care Staff who might be able to offer an hour a week to support a refugee to find their feet in an NHS apprenticeship?   Growing Points ( is actively looking for new Guardians to work with us on our Hidden Talents project.  Guardians mentor each client […]

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Govt statement on asylum accommodation

again via Mike at Still Human, Still here   On 8 December 2016, The Minister of State for Immigration, Robert Goodwill MP, announced in a written statement (HCWS335) that the current accommodation contracts will be extended until 2019.   For full details go to:

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Q3 2016 asylum stats

Update from Mike at Still Human, Still Here   Applications: In Q3, there were 7,146 asylum applications, compared with 7,810 in Q2   Decisions: There were 6,067 initial decisions in Q3, of which 23% were grants of asylum (1,426) and 2% were grants of HP/DL (140). This compares with 6,185 initial decisions in Q2, of […]

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