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Archive | January, 2017

NHS and Home Office data sharing

via Andrea Vukovic at OPEL – Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives – which replaces Still Human Still Here A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NHS Digital (formerly HSCIC), the Department of Health (DoH) and the Home Office, makes clear that NHS Digital is required by law to hand over non-clinical patient details to the Home Office, including […]

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Volunteers wanted: Leeds No Borders

Volunteers needed for the Leeds No Borders signing support project πŸ™‚ All welcome, no experience needed & you can do it from where ever you are. There are a few different roles & you can volunteer for a day or up to a week each month- Signing support phone-need to have phone with you & […]

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Use of body cameras by G4S Welfare Staff

via Lorna at RAA In December 2016 G4S announced that they would be equipping their Welfare Officers with body worn cameras. These cameras would be filming continuously whilst staff went about their duties in asylum accommodation, filming all interactions with accommodated clients.  However, following significant pressure from the refugee third sector and local authorities, G4S […]

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Safe passage are looking for bilingual volunteeers

Safe Passage are recruiting volunteers with language skills to help support more people to access safe and legal routes to asylum. If you know anyone who may be interested and speaks Pashtu, Dari/Farsi, Tigrinya, Kurdish, Arabic or Somali, as well as English, please refer them to us β€œLast year, Safe Passage supported over 870 unaccompanied minors to […]

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Schools Census Opt-out

via The Children’s Society The school census for all children over 5 in England was taken last Thursday (19th January). For the last few months, schools have begun to request country of birth and nationality information for the census, which has been used by the Home Office for immigration enforcement purposes. The Children’s Society are […]

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Notes from Leeds MultiAgency Meeting, January 9th 2017

Attendees: Ghezae (Red Cross), Catherine (Manuel Bravo), Lorna (Y&H RAA), Richard (Ref Council), Paula (Hammla), Lizzie (Ashiana), Liz (Migration Yorkshire), Sanjeev (PAFRAS), John (Touchstone), Anne (Solace), Nola (Freelance Trainer), Marvina (Angels of Youth), Gina (Connect for Health), Roger (RETAS), Mikalos (Leeds Beckett), Ali (LRF), Andrew (LRF), Riley (LASSN), John (York Street Medical Practice), Ruth (PAFRAS […]

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Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future, at Leeds Beckett University on Thursday 9 March

Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future, will be speaking at Leeds Beckett University on Thursday 9 March.  The talk will be late afternoon or early evening. Details of the time, venue and title of Sunder’s talk will be announced shortly. This will be a free event open to the public. British Future is an independent, non-partisan […]

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The website has been given an energy boost, and should now take much less time to load. Since its launch last June, site has been used by more than 2000 different people, and contains details of more than 193 places who can offer free help and support to refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds.  Remember […]

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Refu-Jazz at Heart – Saturday 11th Feb 2017

Headingley Heart present a day of live jazz performances and workshops in aid of several refugee charities. Some of Yorkshire’s finest jazz musicians are coming together to help raise desperately needed funds for people fleeing war. Please come along and support this event and enjoy some incredible music. The day is SATURDAY 11 FEB 12:00–23:00 […]

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