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Archive | August, 2019

Home Office Refugee Guides – slight return

We’ve previously mentioned the Home Office Welcome Guides, and told you that although they were an excellent idea, they were full of dodgy/broken weblinks. The Good news is that the Home Office have updated them two days ago (26th August). The bad news is none of the mistakes we reported have been corrected, and we’ve […]

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Resource of the week #89: Citizens Advice: Adviser Online – resources for advice professionals from the experts

Shared by John Donkersley (Immigration Expert at Citizens Advice) The expert advice team at Citizens Advice have launched Adviser Online, a brand new free resource for people working in the advice sector.  On Adviser Online you’ll find articles, commentary, guides and other resources to help you give advice on benefits, consumer debt, discrimination, employment and […]

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Transition to AASC and AIRE contracts in Yorkshire & Humberside – from Asylum Matters

On 8th August, Yorkshire & Humberside transitioned onto the new AIRE (advice, issue-reporting and eligibility) and AASC (accommodation & support) contracts, meaning the services delivered by Migrant Help and Mears respectively under these new contracts are now live in our region. AIRE This means that service users living in Yorkshire & Humberside should contact the […]

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Job: Mental Health Support Workers, Part Time x 2, Touchstone, £21,589 pa/pro rata

An exciting opportunity to join the Connecting Opportunities team at Touchstone! Connecting Opportunities is a project that supports new migrants and refugees across West Yorkshire and part of North Yorkshire to access education and employment and be part of the local community. Touchstone is looking to recruit 2x Mental Health Support Workers. Hours: 1x 15 […]

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Free digital skills ‘train-the-trainer’ workshop with 100% Digital Leeds – 11th September

100% Digital Leeds and Discovery with Three have partnered up to offer a free training workshop for those wanting to run basic digital skills sessions for their service users. Workshop attendees need only basic digital skills themselves and resources are designed around learners using their own smartphones so no specialist equipment is needed. Following the […]

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Leeds Migrant Health Board – LMP report from 20th August

Name of meeting: Migrant Health Board Date of meeting: 20th August 2019  LMP Representative: Karen Pearse Key issues/themes/messages A member of the DV Team at Safer Leeds gave a presentation. Police stats show that BAME representation in reporting incidents is disproportionately low. The 2019 DV Bill contains no specific provisions concerning migrant women. There is […]

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