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Archive | June, 2019

Research about cash vouchers and real cash distribution in humanitarian

The results of some research by ICRAA posted by Dr Sana Ahmadzai It’s not strictly speaking in line with the editorial policy of LMP (it’s not really about “Directly connected to issues around asylum, refugees and migration in Leeds”) but it’s Refugee Week, and we’re feeling relaxed about the rules  Humanitarian cash vouchers should encourage […]

Continue Reading 2.0 is launched has been updated from the original site, which LASSN launched during Refugee Week in 2016 It still  contains more than 200 places where refugees and asylum seekers can find help in Leeds, is translated into 19 different languages designed with cheap smartphones in mind, so it should look fabulous, no matter how old your […]

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Resource of the week #77: VisualPing – get emails whenever your favourite website updates

Keeping track of updates on websites can be difficult, especially if the site doesn’t use things like RSS or automatically post changes on Twitter. We’ve recently discovered a lovely website called which will email you when a website has been /changed updated.  Just select the area you want to keep track of, enter your […]

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Job: Finance and Administrative Assistant @ Abigail Housing

SCP 11 £10.97 per hour – 35 hours per MONTH to be worked flexibly To provide finance, administrative and clerical support to our Leeds based Refugee Project All shortlisted applicants must have the following: Experience and skills in accounts and bookkeeping Administrative experience and record keeping skills Experience of working with an online accounts package […]

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Migrant Help: new service overview and timeline

Migrant Help will be soon be providing a new telephone service which combines their existing Asylum Helpline with telephone support (repairs etc) for people seeking asylum who are accommodated by the Home Office. They’ve published details of these new arrangements below, and have also included and implementation timeline Our new service combines the strength of […]

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Conference: Racialized Migration and Displacement in a (De)-colonizing World – 20th September 2019

What? A group PhD students at Leeds University are organzing PGRs-led conference on ‘Racialized Migration and Displacement in a (De)-colonizing World’ When? 20th of September 2019. Where? Room 12.21/25; School of Sociology and Social Policy; University of Leeds; Leeds LS2 9JT By involving RETAS Leeds, this one day conference will also provide participants with the opportunity to combine the world of […]

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Resource of the Week #76: Social Activities & Support

At RETAS we have developed some resources using a tool called Padlet on which we have been displaying recurring social activities and support groups for signposting refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants. We are trying to expand the use of these and have a number of other organisations now collaborating on this.  Here are […]

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Bradford City of Sanctuary AGM – 12th June

When? Wednesday 12th June 2019 – 18:00 to 19.30PM Where? The Millside Centre,131 Grattan Road, Bradford BD1 2HS featuring the inspiring Voices short film, created for Bradford’s CoS 10th anniversary last October. Sara Trewhitt, Regional City of Sanctuary Coordinator for Yorks & Humber, will be bringing news of many exciting developments across the region and […]

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Funding Training Sessions from Voluntary Action Leeds

Doing Good Leeds are offering a variety of training sessions that are of particular value to new/emerging community groups. Session Date/Time Venue Trustees Roles and Responsibilities 13th June, 9.45 – 12.45 Leeds Mencap Applying for Small Grants 12th June, 9.45 – 12.45 Leeds Civic Hall How to Register as a Charity 26th June, 9.45 – […]

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