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Archive | August, 2017

New regulations on healthcare charging, and the impact on refugees, people seeking asylum, and other vulnerable groups

This is a tremendously important briefing sheet from Asylum Matters. It describes the extension of charging to community services, including public health and local authority health funded projects and specialist services for homeless people and asylum seekers (ie York Street). Although it’s not made much of a splash in the press, this is a pretty […]

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Q2 2017 Asylum Stats

Another post, shamelessly ripped off Andrea at Asylum Matters Q2 2017 Asylum Stats The immigration statistics for April to June 2017 have been released today. Key asylum figures are below and you can find the data tables here.  Applications:  In Q2, there were 6,172 asylum applications, compared with 6,516 in Q1. In the last year (Q3 2016 – […]

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Leeds Migration Partnership – the new model

You may be aware of the move to bring the Leeds MultiAgency Meeting and Leeds Migration Partnership closer together. Here’s an infographic describing how things might look in future, using the branding/design elements we consulted on over Summer. Please be assured that not everything the new Leeds Migration Partnership produces will be quite this full […]

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Bicycles Project with refugee & asylum seeker communities – consultation Tuesday 12th September, 6 – 7.30pm

Leeds Bike Mill are running a consultation session to discuss opportunities and ideas for improving access to cycling with people from refugee and asylum seeker communities. Building on the success of our pilot project, funded by Leeds Community Foundation, we’d like to develop a project that can be more long-term, sustainable and reach more people… […]

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Leeds Baby Bank

Leeds Baby Bank offers urgent support to expectant parents and families with children aged between 0-4 years who are struggling financially to meet their needs in the short term. This may be due to domestic violence, immigration, benefit cuts or sanctions, illness or disability – there are so many reasons we receive referrals that it would be impossible […]

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Save the Dates: 6th and 27th October, Black History Month

  via the BME Hub Opening Event Friday 6 October 2017 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm | RJC Dance, Mandela Centre, Chapeltown Road, LS7 3HY Leeds’ BME Hub is marking and celebrating Black History Month 2017 with a  focus on education – inspired and stimulated by the book “The Mis – Education of the Negro” published […]

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