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Archive | July, 2018

Leeds Volunteering Fair for Asylum Seekers & Refugees 10th September 2018 – with updated Flyer

Are you an organisation, business, or social enterprise looking for volunteers? Contact us now to find out more information about working with asylum seekers and refugees and to confirm your stall at the fair. [email protected]refugeecouncil.org.uk / [email protected] DATE: Monday 10 September TIME: 10am – 2pm VENUE: Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 1UR FREE ENTRY […]

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Changes to charity law rules on automatic disqualification of trustees/senior managers

Via VAL Although this is not strictly speaking a migration issue, many orgs who help refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in Leeds are charities, and will therefore be affected by these changes to the rules. The Charity Commission is changing the rules that automatically disqualify people from acting as trustees or senior managers. The […]

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What is the West Yorkshire Sub Regional Migration Group and why should I be bothered about it?

The West Yorkshire Sub Regional Migration Group (WYSRMG) is a quarterly meeting where representatives from local authorities, the Police, Health, the voluntary sector, the Home Office, G4S and other key partners to focus on local issues of migration. It’s attended by reps from the Leeds Migration Partnership Strategy Group (last time it was Ruth from PAFRAS, […]

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Ebola medals handed back in protest at the hostile environment

via Mary at Asylum matters “Today a group of medics awarded medals for their work fighting Ebola will be returning their medals in protest over the Government’s policy on NHS healthcare charging for some of the most vulnerable people in our society, including undocumented migrants and destitute asylum seekers. You can read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/23/ebola-heroes-to-protest-over-migrants-being-denied-nhs-healthcare […]

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Singers wanted to audition for Mother Courage, by Red Ladder

This October we are celebrating Red Ladder’s 50th birthday with a production of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and her Children, starring Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Eastenders, Shameless, East is East, Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days….) We need a community chorus who can sing well in character and move the audience along with the action. We want it to be representative of Leeds […]

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Resource of the week #33: Metcalf Smith Trust – help for people with disabilities or long term illness

Metcalfe Smith Trust makes Grants to individuals and organisations where the grant will make a significant to individuals and organisations affected by mental or physical disability or long-term illness. Grants are usually between £250 and £2500. Grants can be made for convalescent or respite care; for purchasing necessary equipment and household items and for meeting […]

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Resource of the week #32: Pilotlight

via Daniel at pATH   “We are currently looking for ambitious charities and social enterprises based in England and Wales who need support to get to the next step in their development. If you know anyone who would be interested in receiving support from Pilotlight, please share the flyer below or direct them to our website for further […]

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Leeds City Council – Homelessness strategy questionnaire

At Leeds Housing Options we are updating our Homelessness Strategy and we really value your views and input; the strategy is being framed around the following themes: Minimising rough sleeping Maximising homelessness prevention Continue to develop supported housing provision Minimising youth homelessness Focus on priority groups The strategy will be launched on 10th of October, […]

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