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Archive | November, 2018

Research: Understanding how gambling may impact on migrants – Leeds Event 29th November

The findings of research conducted in Leeds into the effects of gambling on migrant communities were shared at an event at the Carriageworks on Thursday 29th November by academics from Kings College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine The main conclusions were  Migrants and migrant communities are considered to be at […]

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Funding: Windrush Day Grant Programme

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have launched the Windrush Day Grant programme.  The MHCLG are looking for innovative approaches, founded on active community engagement. They will fund projects and events that celebrate, commemorate and educate communities about the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at Port Tilbury on 21 July 1948 with […]

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Leaflet: How to register with a GP

Please find attached the NHS leaflets I mentioned in Monday’s Operations meeting – useful for clients who may be struggling to access GP services/to convince GP surgeries they are entitled (also a leaflet for those who are homeless and for the gypsy/traveller community)

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Resource of the week #53: Torture Survivor’s Handbook and free online Training

Torture and mistreatment is a difficult and upsetting subject. Redress.org have produced a free online training  https://redress.org/resources/online-training/ and this excellent handbook “for torture survivors, their families and friends, community members, and front-line service providers and advisors who work closely with torture survivors.” The handbook was first published on the blog in back in June 2015. […]

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What do you think of the LMP Blog?

We want to know what you think of the LMP Blog (again). We try not to do this too often, but it’s been a good year since we last asked you about our editorial guidelines.  Back in June 2018 we wrote a little history of the Blog to show how its grown and developed – we’re […]

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Leeds Hardship Fund to go live in December 2018

Most of you will know about the Leeds Hardship Fund – which operates each winter to try and offset the worst of the seasonal challenges faced by destitute asylum seekers.   The fund provides small subsistence donations to destitute asylum seekers who have no income at all (for a single person, £25 per week, usually for […]

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Skills Support for Migrant Workers: Call for funded proposals

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges  (WYCC) represents the 7 Further Education Colleges in West Yorkshire. WYCC is currently seeking applications from organisations to deliver a number of ESF funded projects designed to equip Migrant Workers achieve higher skills to support career change, in-work development and or/maintain sustainable employment in the Leeds City Region. WYCC […]

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LMP Strategy Group dates for 2019

The dates for the LMP Strategy Group meetings have been set for 2019 and put onto the “When & where do we meet” section of the site  They’re also here, to save you from having to click Strategy Group – Venue: Oak House Key contacts: Ruth Davany, PAFRAS and Daniel Mundet, Path Yorkshire [email protected] Next meeting: […]

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Training: Language Support For Adult Refugees

What? A free ½ day training event, on the Council of Europe’s new online toolkit resource for teaching ESOL. The new toolkit (https://www.coe.int/en/web/lang-migrants) is a free resource designed to assist organisations, especially volunteers, providing language support for adult refugees in a range of settings. When? 10am-1pm, Monday 26th November 2018 Where? St George’s Centre, 60 Great George St, Leeds LS1 3DL Who […]

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