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Archive | July, 2021

Resource of the week: Too much information? Let the Refugee Council help

There’s so much changing at the moment, it’s hard to keep track. Refugee Council continue to produce excellent briefings – like this one which summarises all the main policy changes. Other summaries are available, obv, but this is quite excellent, and we commend it to you. Refugee Council continue to produce excellent briefings – like […]

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Weekly Drama sessions for women – Mafwa Theatre from 30th July 2021

Kuluhenna Drama Mafwa theatre brings refugees, asylum seekers and settled communities together to celebrate our diversity and campaign for a more welcoming Leeds. We are a community theatre company working with artists and theatre makers from migrant backgrounds to develop and share their practice. We run creative workshops for women in Leeds to have fun, […]

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Free tablets with data available to gift to Unpaid Carers accessing Leeds Community Healthcare services – 14 TABLETS STILL AVAILABLE

As part of Leeds Community Healthcare (LCH) charitable funds, Leeds Community Healthcare have a small number of digital devices with data available to enable the digital inclusion of unpaid carers in Leeds. The digital inclusion project is designed for unpaid carers who either access LCH services for themselves or care for someone who accesses LCH […]

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Asylum Matters update 22th July 2021 – Bill second reading, resources for asylum support rates review and more

another update from Asylum Matters Ongoing Advocacy Nationality and Borders Bill/ New Plan for Immigration This week the Nationality and Borders Bill passed second reading in the House of Commons with 366 MPs voting in favour and 265 voting against. The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, introduced the Bill by noting that the Government was acting […]

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STOP THE SCAN: Police use of mobile fingerprinting technology for immigration enforcement

In June 2021, The Racial Justice Network and Yorkshire Resists in conjunction with Queen Mary University of London released  a new report written to draw attention to the national use of the Biometric Services Gateway (mobile fingerprinting) by police forces. The report discusses issues that arose from new data obtained through a Freedom of Information […]

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Between a rock and a hard place: Structural Vulnerabilities, Resilience and Migrant Communities-led responses to COVID-19 in West Yorkshire

Today the Racial Justice Network and Yorkshire Resists in conjunction with Queen Mary University of London and with financial support from Huddersfield University have released a new report written to draw attention to the experiences of migrant communities within West Yorkshire. The report discusses issues that arose from being caught between a rock and hard […]

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Weekly Home Office Update 15/7/21

Weekly update from Home Office and Strategic Migration Partnership call on 15th July 2021. Over 800 new arrivals claiming asylum over the last weekend which means that work is continuing rapidly to stand up hotels.  Work ongoing to consider other potential accommodation. A significant amount need to be moved from detention to be legally compliant […]

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Sign the joint letter to Leeds City Council asking them to take action against the New Plan for Immigration

Dear LMP members and citizens of Leeds, Join us in writing to Leeds City Council, asking them to take action to make clear our city’s opposition to the Government’s New Plan for Immigration. We welcome support from across the Leeds community. We welcome signatures from individuals as well as groups and organisations. Please see the […]

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Job: Sessional Dari/Pashtu Interpreters required at Refugee Council.

Refugee Council are looking to recruit sessional interpreters who can speak Pashtu and/or Dari languages. The nature of the work: Facilitating communication between clients, advisors and agencies by providing consistent, effective and high quality interpreting services in an environment that is at times highly pressurised. Providing off-site interpreting services between Refugee Council clients and other […]

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