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Archive | November, 2020

Latest update from Home Office 12th November 2020

via Ally at PAFRAS Update from weekly call from Strategic Migration Partnership and the Home Office. There will be no resumption of negative cessations at least until 2 December. HO are reinstating support of those already in receipt of discontinuations and this includes those who are overstaying in accommodation beyond the discontinuation date. Service users […]

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Asylum Matter’s Fortnightly C-19 Briefing 10th November 2020

via Mary at Asylum Matters Ongoing advocacy Research and reports Home Office and Government developments Resources and what we’ve been reading Events, jobs and training Ongoing advocacy Asylum Support Rates As you will have heard, ministers have completed the latest review of asylum support rates and are increasing payments by just 3p a week, to […]

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Refugee Action – Earn $$$ by accepting help to improve your website or digital access.

We’ve opened up a new programme called Explore for organisations who would like to work on a design/ digital issue alongside Refugee Action and SIDE Labs (design agency). We’re looking at two areas this time around – improving websites and service adaptability. It’s a funded opportunity (£3,000) and will run from January to March 2021. […]

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Young Women’s Emergency Fund £150 Grants – from Getaway Girls and Young Women’s Trust

Getaway Girls has partnered with Young Women’s Trust to support the distribution of  Emergency grants for young women.  We are asking Third sector organisations to refer young women to Getaway Girls on the form attached if they fit the criteria for the grant.  Criteria Must be:  Aged 18 – 25 Has her own bank account  […]

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PATIENTS NOT PASSPORTS: Migrants’ Access to Healthcare During the Coronavirus Crisis

A couple of LMP regulars (Rose McCarthy of Refugee Council/HARP and Jon from LASSN) contributed to this report by Medact, Migrants Organise, and the New Economics Foundation back in June 2020. It remains an excellent publication, ignored by the folks who should have taken most notice, but sometimes the most we can do is to […]

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Reporting during lockdown 2.0 – November 2020

via Migrants Organise Unfortunately, the Home Office has made the decision to maintain physical reporting during this lockdown. It is still not a return to normal, but from our informal conversations with them, they will likely enforce it on foreign national offenders and individuals who they think are vulnerable and require a check-in. The Home […]

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Solidarity Workers Start Up Meeting 12th November 6pm

We are looking for people who would like to volunteer, get involved, join us in a Creative led Solidarity Workers Start Up for migrants and refugees (mainly based in Leeds but also looking to expand this). We are holding an iinitial networking meeting on zoom to open discussions and talk about our goals from our […]

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