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Archive | November, 2017

Migrant Access Project Plus seeking volunteers in Beeston, Holbeck, Armley and New Wortley

Do you work with people who would like to get involved in the local community, share their experience with others and help make a real difference? MAP+ is an exciting new project in Beeston, Holbeck, Armley and New Wortley which brings communities together through volunteering opportunities and weekly get-togethers to support each other, help people […]

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English Conversational Classes at Leeds Beckett Mondays 10-12

Leeds Beckett Students’ Union volunteers are now running a free English conversational class every Monday 10am-12 in the Students’ Union Living room, City campus. The classes are open to anyone, but are especially put on for Refugees and Asylum seekers. Children are welcome and there are play work volunteers helping to run the class. We are […]

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Guest Blog: Forum Central

A few years ago, there used to be loads of umbrella organisations for orgs working in health and social care in Leeds. Each of them represented a different area of work – mental health, learning disabilities, physical and sensory impairments, older people etc.   A while ago they merged under a single banner of “Forum Central” […]

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Social prescribing services in Leeds

Social prescribing is a way of connecting people with health difficulties to community activities which may help them. There are three orgs doing this in Leeds, covering different areas of Leeds North CCG – run by Community Links South and East CCG- run by Touchstone West CCG – run by BARCA

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Become a member of an NHS Trust, and get your voice heard

At today’s LMP Ops group we discussed ways of influencing local NHS Healthcare providers. NHS Trusts are supposed to consult, draw inspiration from and seek support from their members. Why not put this to the test, and become a member of your local NHS Trust?   Leeds Community Healthcare Trust Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust Leeds […]

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Banking and asylum seekers/refugees

At today’s LMP Ops meeting there was a discussion of the Home Office checks which Banks are required to do from January 2018. Here’s an article from the Guardian in September talking about some of the problems in the communication of information between Home office and the banking firms. Here’s another article about the Banking […]

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Refugees wanted to help design a guide to life in Leeds

via Jon at LASSN   LASSN are looking for refugees to help them to design the new Transition guide for Leeds – a step-by-step guide to life in Leeds for the first 3 months following a positive decision. The content will cover access to housing, benefits, health, education as well as detailed guidance on the […]

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