It is with great pleasure that we are able to let you know that we are resuming the LMP Strategy Group meeting. There will be a brief catch up since our last Strategy Group meeting that took place in February. This will be followed by a revisit of the Strategy Group priorities and discussion of […]
Archive | August, 2020
Below is a calendar of online activities for refugees and asylum seekers, collated by New Roots. Activities are run by different organisations so please use the contact details provided to find out more/sign up. If you fancy adding your group/activity to the October issue, please contact Jasmine Evans at Refugee Council: [email protected] or 07778 105397
This week, as well as the usual catch-up of developments across the sector, we also hope to focus on What can the sector do to better help asylum seekers in Hotels in Leeds? Asylum Seekers have been housed in Leeds Hotels for at least 6 months, and will continue for the forseeable future. What – […]
Leeds Community Foundation have launched the COVID 19 Strategic Infrastructure Grants. It provides grants for organisations providing new, or additional infrastructure support to communities as a result of the pandemic. Infrastructure activity includes:- Playing a role in co-ordinating activity taking place across the city in response to the pandemic Connecting people or organisations at a […]
Our wellbeing group “Bonstato” is specifically for refugees and migrants. It’s a place where you can share concerns, ideas and knowledge. We talk about confidence, managing stress, problem solving, getting involved in local events and more. Sessions are held every week starting on Wednesdays, 1.30-2.30pm. The group is supported by one of our team members […]
What? 📣📣 Very excited to share this! Thanks to the amazing Leeds Black History Walk we’ve been able to organise this activity for asylum-seeking young people and young refugees living in Leeds to attend for free. It’s so important for human beings to have a sense of place and belonging. Migrants have shaped the history of our […]
An article discussing how human rights are threatened by the crisis making hysteria surrounding the numbers of boats crossing the channel. https://www.freemovement.org.uk/refugee-rights-under-threat-from-channel-boat-hysteria-and-brexit
Briefing paper from the Migration Observatory about children of migrants who are under age 18 living in the UK. It looks at numbers and shares of foreign-born and non-UK citizen children, immigration statuses and pathways to citizenship, economic circumstances, and academic performance.
A few months ago about 8 organizations in Leeds got together to brainstorm what its like using zoom for group work. We shared frustrations, tips, and suggestions. A lot of that chat is summarised here so we thought we would share it with you in case it’s useful.
A new University of Sheffield research project called MIMY is focusing on the empowerment and integration of migrant youth within Yorkshire and Humberside. The project team is mapping services across the region that are directly or indirectly reaching young migrants from outside the EU, aged 15-29. We would love to hear about the youth-oriented services […]
This week, we’ll focus on “Technology – what have we learned in the last 5 months?” Ideally this will not be a “techie” conversation, even though it’s a conversation about the use of tech. Things we might cover include What’s been helpful? What’s not? What kind of things would boost your confidence? Are the things we’re doing […]
West Yorkshire has secured a devolution deal with central government that will see us electing a mayor of West Yorkshire in 2021. The mayor will have powers and funds to make changes at a local level that can improve the lives of people living in West Yorkshire. Asylum Matters and Same Skies recently convened a […]