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Archive | August, 2020

Service Update: PAFRAS’ Young Migrants Matter funding extended until Oct 2023!

We’re delighted to announce that PAFRAS’s Young Migrants Matter project has been granted continuation funding until October 2023 from the amazing Paul Hamlyn Foundation  YMM launched in October 2018 as a partnership with The Children’s Society for 16-24 year olds with an insecure immigration status living in Leeds. The project will now be run *entirely* by […]

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The Hive. Practice your English Online!

Hive Online The Hive Online is a safe space for migrants to practice English conversations while learning about the British culture, local services, opportunities, and share their cultural identities and stories. It is also a space for settled communities to experience being a part of the cultural diversity of the city and help migrants to […]

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ASYLUM in ART: An Impact Project 13th – 15th October 2020

The exhibition of 11 photographs and ‘composite’ audio (narrating women’s experiences as a whole) seeks to take the audience on an experiential tour inside a British Immigration Removal Centre and beyond release into a community in the city of Leeds. Based on women’s testimonies, photo-voice captures the tension between the institutional IRC (tasked with detaining […]

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Amendment to Healthy Start Voucher Scheme

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Healthy Start have temporarily extended the validity of the Healthy Start vouchers by 4 weeks, giving families 12 weeks to use their entitlement. This change will not reduce the number of vouchers received and registered retailers will continue to accept vouchers with extended expiry dates. There is […]

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Outdoor ESOL Classes in Lovell Park 18th, 24th & 27th August 2020 – Booking essential

Outdoor ESOL Classes will take place at Lovell Park (LS7) on Tuesday 18th August, Monday 24th August and Thursday 27th August.   These two hour exploratory and interactive classes will cover the following topics: Our future Where we live Our health and wellbeing Social conversation Our everyday lives Classes are available to Leeds residents (From […]

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Opportunity to represent Leeds Voluntary & Community Sector at the West Yorkshire Sub-Regional Migration Group (SRMGs)

Representative to the Strategic Regional Migration Group (SRMGs) This is a call for appointing a Leeds Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) representative to the SRMGs. Migration Yorkshire has been working over the last 18 months to improve VCS representation at Sub Regional Strategic Migration Group meetings to ensure the voices of migrants and those supporting […]

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Covid-19 Vaccine Research – Help Leeds Teaching Hospital get their message out to marginalised communities 19th August 2020 14:30-15:30

With so much misinformation/disinformation flying around about rthe development of c-19 vaccines, and people of African descent in particular this is an important opportunity to help shape the messaging behind the local vaccine trials.   A message to you from our colleagues at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT): At LTHT, we are starting to plan for […]

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Connect & Create – a programme of events

From 17 August, City of Sanctuary will be running a series of online activities to celebrate what is important about being part of a community of sanctuary. Connect & Create is run by City of Sanctuary, along with Displace Yourself Theatre and Citizen Songwriters and includes interactive theatre on Mondays, sanctuary songwriting on Tuesdays, filmmaking on […]

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COVID-19 and BAME Pregnant Women

COVID-9 and BAME Pregnant Women:  There has been recent NHS research which found BAME pregnant women were more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19 see the report here The Local Maternity System have produced videos and these have been interpreted into different languages to provide information to clients/service users/community members:

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