Conversation Club Leeds is a voluntary organisation which provides a social space for asylum seekers and refugees to meet, make friends and practise speaking English. With more face to face meetings possible due to coronavirus restrictions lifting, there will be a need for more volunteers to help. The role will provide an exciting learning opportunity […]
Archive | June, 2021
Celebrating Refugees in Yorkshire On Friday 18th June at 2-3.30pm, Refugee Council and City of Sanctuary (Leeds) are hosting a regional, online MP engagement event for Refugee Week. The event will bring together sanctuary seekers, MPs and their constituents from across our region to learn about refugees, hear their stories, and celebrate the contributions they make […]
Just two weeks to go until the Leeds AWS re/Start Taster Day on the 22nd June! Applications are open – NOW This free, 12 week programme is open to NEET young people 18-29 looking to launch a career in tech and cloud computing. There’s no entry requirements, we just look for a passion for tech […]
Path Yorkshire is pleased to inform you of our new podcast called the ‘PATHcast’. A new episode will be available during the first week of each month. The podcast aims to highlight some of our upcoming activities and enable listeners to learn how we continue to help our clients to achieve their goals.
Our lovely friend and colleague, Sarah, who spends Monday to Friday working therapeutically with refugees and asylum seekers, is now spending her annual leave on an epic physical challenge to climb 15 peaks in 15 consecutive days, as part of Solace’s 15th anniversary celebrations – and in conjunction with this years’ Refugee Week campaign ‘We […]
Migration Yorkshire is recruiting peer researchers and community researchers to work on some exciting research projects (as part of the Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber project). Job title: Community researcher Organisation: Migration Yorkshire [Leeds City Council] Location: Leeds Website: https://www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk Salary: SO1 – £27,741.00 – £29,577.00 Additional information: Fixed term to 31 December 2022 Closing date: 11.59 pm on 14 June 2021 […]
Following the recent trend of seeing groups of Vietnamese service users leave hotels shortly after arrival, I would like to share with you some information regarding what is currently on going in order to discourage this from happening and to then identify these people if it does. A working group has been set up to […]
HO/SMP (Home Office/Strategic Migration Partnership) weekly COVID call 03.06.2021 Intake and occupancy: There has a high level of intake over the recent days Capacity is ok in Initial Accommodation space for the short-term, but new arrivals are taking some of this capacity. Home Office will keep some hotels open rather than stand up new ones […]
Migration Yorkshire is excited to be able to offer a series of VCS Engagement workshops from 5th-16th July. These sessions will be hosted by Migration Yorkshire with a number of guest speakers, and are designed so that the Voluntary and Community can share issues and solutions in a safe space. Places are limited, so early […]
Migration and Homelessness Working Group (Part of the Migration Partnership) Tuesday 15th June, 12:30 – 13:45, Zoom link will be out next week.
Thank you to all who were able to attend the Leeds Migration Partnership strategy meeting, on the 12th of May. The action notes from the meeting can be accessed below. Key highlights of the meeting included a review of the LMP priorities, discussions about the impact of recent changes regarding negative cessations and the new […]
The HO has issued a lot of replacement cards to people on support. Approx. 6,000. This is an effort to try and correct the missing cards/ cards sent to the wrong address. There was an acknowledgement that this might cause further problems/ confusion but the HO has made the decision that they needed to take […]