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Archive | January, 2019

SERVICES: STORM Legal Support Service

*content lifted from Leeds BME Hub newsletter* “Legal Support Services We are aware that many vulnerable and BME people throughout the Leeds community struggle with navigating the processes for accessing appropriate services for their independent well-being and may need support.   The STORM Legal Support Service provides free support and service in matters of civil […]

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Competition: Visual Representation of Multilingualism

BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics), in partnership with CuratorSpace, Multilingual Matters, and the AILA Research Network for Creative Inquiry and Applied Linguistics, is looking for applied linguists and visual artists to submit visual representations of multilingualism as part of an international competition. This competition aims to provide a creative opportunity to explore new ways […]

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SERVICES: AIRE (Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility) contract awarded to Migrant Help

“Migrant Help is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the AIRE (Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility) contract, to support people seeking asylum in the UK. The contract includes a number of new elements, including post-decision period and issue reporting. We are looking forward to working with everyone, including local authorities and stakeholders in […]

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DESTITUTION/EVENT: West Yorkshire Destitute Asylum Network AGM/No Accommodation Network Meeting – 14th Feb 2019

This will be a joint meeting of WYDAN and the NACCOM West Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Hub. Anyone is welcome from the region, who does work around accommodation or associated wrap around support for people with No Recourse to Public Funds. Venue: Hosted by LASSN at Oak House, Park Lane, Leeds, LS3 1EL. For more […]

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EVENT: Grass Roots Health Inclusion Day – Leeds 30th January 2019, St George’s Conference Centre

CHANGE is working with NHS Business Services Authority to help make their services more accessible. The idea of these events is to bring people from marginalised communities together to share stories about the barriers to accessing good healthcare services. We will then look at possible solutions together. When? 10:30 – 15:30, 30th January 2019 Where? St George’s Conference Centre – For more info contact [email protected] or [email protected] or […]

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EVENT: Refujazz: Saturday 9th Feb 2019, Headingley Heart

Now in it’s third glorious year, Refujazz at Headingley Heart remains the highlight of our Cultural Calendar. It’s a mini-festival of fabulous live performances from local Jazzniks and fellow travellers. They also raise a load of money for Refugee Orgs along the way – in particular the Hardship Fund for Destitute Asylum Seekers. You can read […]

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Resource of the week #60: Unlocking Detention’s “Home Office Phrasebook”

Unlocking Detention have produced a great opinion/think piece called “Your pocket Home Office phrasebook: A dialect of dehumanisation.” It’s a polemical piece that some people might disagree with – but it’s a useful and timely reflection on the language we use about the people we work alongside. Click on the link, or the picture below  […]

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SERVICES: African Rainbow Family – LGBTIQ support for BAME groups, including refugees

African Rainbow Family (ARF) is a non-for-profit charitable organisation that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people of African heritage and the wider Black Asian Minority Ethnic groups. ARF was established in 2014 by a lesbian refugee in the wake of some Commonwealth countries in Africa’s toxic and draconian anti-gay laws; persecutions […]

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