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Archive | February, 2021

March calendar of activities for asylum seekers and refugees

Check out the March calendar of activities from organisations across Leeds! Please share with colleagues and people you are working with. Notable additions this month include: Tuesday treats – from Touchstone Know Your Rights course – from DLA Piper/New Roots Energy Saving workshop – from National Energy Action/New Roots Filling in application forms; getting work […]

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LMP Strategy Group meeting notes – 10th February 2021

The Leeds Migration Partnership strategy group met on Wednesday the 10th February, thank you to all able to attend and contribute, the meeting notes are attached below. The key highlight of the meeting was about the Leeds vaccination programme. Tim Taylor, Head of Public Health Localities and Primary Care, shared a presentation about the Leeds […]

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Migration Yorkshire – Policy Update January 2021

“An overview of the latest statistics, policy, and research on migration issues affecting partner organizations in Yorkshire and Humber.” It’s 15 pages of excellence but for those of you with limited time, they’ve very helpfully included a summary For the first time the Office for National Statistics (ONS) did not publish national net migration figures, […]

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Scams and fraud awareness workshops – arrange these for the folks you work alongside, in collaboration with West Yorkshire Trading Standards

via Nick At Chapeltown Citizens Advice West Yorkshire Trading Standards are offering Free SCAMS AND FRAUDS EDUCATION FOR RESIDENTS workshops via Zoom across West Yorkshire. With only 5 months left of the project they are hoping to reach as many residents and partners as possible. Workshops can be tailored to the requirements of your service […]

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Job: Systems Change Co-ordinator, Health Communities Together 30hrs/wk, £27.7k pro rata – employed by Mesmac

The Solidarity Network, with our NHS and local authority partners, have been awarded funds to deliver phase one of a Health Communities Together project. The organisations in the Solidarity Network, Leeds GATE, BASIS Yorkshire, LASSN and Yorkshire MESMAC, work with Gypsies and Travellers, Sex Workers, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, communities affected by HIV and LGBTQ+ […]

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Strategic Migration Partnership/Home Office weekly meeting key points – Thursday 11th Feb 2021:

via Ally, VCS Rep Vaccinations and COVID– communications from Home Office regarding work on this area are being developed and will be circulated shortly. Home Office also working with providers to develop communications for service users to ensure access to the most up to date information on vaccines, priority groups, new variants, COVID compliance etc. […]

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Podcast: Reaching Out and Looking In: Reflective Practice, Youth Voice and People Seeking Asylum

Young Musicians for Social Justice is a new society based at the University of Leeds, UK, which aims to advocate for the use of music to provide sustainable social justice solutions. Series 1 features notable scientists, practitioners and musicians who have generously given their time to share their thoughts on the question: “What is the […]

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GP Registration Campaign

People won’t be invited to receive a Covid-19 vaccination unless they are registered with a GP. NHS England have launched a GP registration campaign making people aware they do not need to provide proof of address or identification. Below are attached some communication materials to help people to register with a GP.  

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