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Archive | October, 2017

Leeds City of Sanctuary are seeking Steering Group Members & are holding a Social on 6th November

via Pauline at Leeds City of Sanctuary After seven years we have reached a time of change and are seeking volunteers who could help to manage future projects and take forward the vision of Leeds as a City of Sanctuary. We need volunteers for our steering group, which co-ordinates and supports Leeds City of Sanctuary. This involves […]

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Celebrating 4 Years of Progress in Afghanistan: November 26, 2017

International Committee for Rehabilitation Aid to Afghanistan (ICRAA) turns four years old this year. Established in 2013 as a charity in England and Wales. Come and learn about our work in Afghanistan/Pakistan at our office in Leeds.  There are currently an estimated 2.5 million displaced Afghans. Recently there has been increased pressure from Pakistan for […]

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What’s it like to be an ex-pat in Leeds?

Henriette at the Communities Team came across the following link the other day, which gives an interesting perspective on life in Leeds, aimed primarily (it seems) at upwardly mobile economic migrants. Still, we’re a broad church at LMP, and there’s a fair bit to go at here – including discussions from dentistry to classic Gastro […]

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Guest Blog: Asylum Matters

Regular readers will recognise this excellent newsletter/briefing produced by Andrea at Asylum Matters.  Short, sweet and to the point, it’s one of the most helpful briefing notes we can think of. To subscribe, please email Andrea and ask to be added to the list   1)      Update on NHS Charging Regulations: New Guidance & Campaigning Next […]

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Women in the Asylum System: Bridging the Protection Gap

Join us for the Yorkshire and Humber regional conference in Sheffield aimed at addressing the Protection Gap that Women and girls who have fled the world’s most brutal wars and repressive countries fall through in the UK asylum system. Tue 28 November 20170 9:30 – 13:00  The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW […]

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Guest Blog: Migrant Rights Network

The Migrants Rights Network publish a digest once a a week. This weeks is pretty representative: Opinions, News, and Noticeboard Their focus of the newsletter is on legislation, caselaw and and migration related news We rarely post anything from Migrants Rights Network on here – not because they’re not fab – just that their focus is […]

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Oak House Opening Event – 26th October – Book now

On the 26th October at 4pm – 7pm, Refugee Council will be holding an open evening to celebrate the launch of its Leeds refugee hub; the base of multiple Leeds-based asylum seeker and refugee charities, and also a venue space for many different individuals and organisations.  Alternatives to Violence Asylum Matters British Red Cross City of Sanctuary Leeds […]

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