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Archive | December, 2017

Women for Peace – Jan-March 2018

Women for Peace will run from January to March 2018 in Leeds. The course is FREE to attend, and participants will receive a Level 2 qualification on completion of the course. If interested, please contact Hannah Larn at the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation. Email: [email protected] Telephone: 07572 975949

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Resource of the Week #5: Funding Leeds

Do you sometimes struggle to make ends meet (at work?). Although virtue may be it’s own reward, it also doesn’t pay for volunteer’s bus passes, which is why we all sometimes need to look for funding. is an excellent site, and contains loads and loads of opportunities. And please, don’t keep this resource to […]

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Collective Issues and Collaborative Solutions

Tuesday 19 December, 1pm to 4pm, Banqueting Suite The aim is to bring leaders of new communities closer to the decision makers of the council and the city, where communities can showcase their contribution to the city’s ambition, and who are bridging the gap between services and communities.

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Leeds Asylum Charities write to the Home Secretary about a greater role for Local Authorities in Asylum Housing

A number of Migration Partnership members signed an open letter this week, urging the Government to bring Asylum Accommodation back under Local Authority Control. It was a rather hurried affair, but the letter was circulated and signatures were solicited/received in about 6 hours flat.  Here’s some coverage of the letter in the Grauniad And […]

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“If you could do one thing…” Local actions to promote social integration

via Kate Smith  Since January 2017, the British Academy has led a programme of work to examine local actions to improve social integration in the UK. “If you could do one thing…” Local actions to promote social integration highlights practical, evidence-based interventions which could be replicated in other parts of the country to improve relationships […]

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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Voluntary Action Leeds

By Sean Tunnicliffe at Forum Central As you will probably know there is a growing amount of discussion about General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into force in May 2018 and Voluntary Action Leeds (VA-L) have been receiving an increasing amount of calls from local third sector orgs about it (most very worried).  Similarly they’ve had groups contacting them […]

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Job Vacancy at Manuel Bravo Project – OISC Caseworker

Vacancy: OISC Part-Time Caseworker Hours: 24 per week (days are flexible) Manuel Bravo Project provides free legal advice for people seeking asylum in Leeds. The Project employs OISC  Caseworkers and benefits from a large team of volunteers including barristers, solicitors, law students and other individuals giving their time to assist people who are unable to […]

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