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Archive | February, 2022

Meeting about support to people living in Hotels – Friday 11th March 16:30-17:30

Adapted from an email by Duncan at Refugee Council Over the past few weeks we have spoken with a number of partners about the growing number of people (mainly single men) who are being accommodated in hotels in Leeds whilst they wait for a decision on their asylum claim from the Home Office. Since the […]

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The University of Leeds Sanctuary Scholarships are open for application 2022

“We are pleased to offer scholarships for forced migrants to the UK. The Sanctuary Scholarship is open to people who wish to study any undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition and £10,000 a year towards living costs. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Successful applicants will […]

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Minutes of the West Yorkshire Sub Regional Migration Group – February 2022

This is the West Yorkshire Group that brings local Authorities, Home Office and their various contractors (Mears, Migrant Help) together, to discuss and plan Migration. You’ll remember Ally Swadling from PAFRAS is the Leeds VCS rep. These notes are excellent and contain really helpful information from both Migrant Help and Mears, who have both withdrawn […]

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Leeds Migration Partnership (LMP) 2022 Event: ‘Days of Future Past” 17th March 2022

Date: Thursday 17th March 2022 Time: 09:30 – 13:00 Venue: Slung Low, Working Mens Club, Jenkinson Lawn, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 9QX Leeds Migration Partnership (LMP) ‘Days of Future Past’ is a half day event aimed at voluntary, community organisations and groups who work to support migrant communities in Leeds. Book here. We know attending a […]

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Local migration data dashboards – Migration Yorkshire demonstrations 1st & 2nd March 2022

Over the last year we have listened to people who use information about migration patterns from across Yorkshire and Humber to understand what migration related data they are interested in, how they might use it and how they would like to access this. Following this consultation, we have committed to using new technology to produce […]

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Free Webinars and Training from PAFRAS, Social Worker without Borders and Migration Yorkshire – April 2022

from Ally at PAFRAS Just to inform you of some free training sessions we are delivering in April 2022. This training has been co-produced by young people going through the asylum process. Please circulate among your networks!  The objectives for the sessions:  An understanding of the impact of the proposed plans in the Nationality & Borders Bill The […]

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Operation PITTING cases in community (refugees from Kabul) – escalating cases for caseworking by the Home Office

via Sam Powell at LCC The Home Office have requested any enquires in relation to families who were evacuated from Kabul to the UK as part of Operation PITTING (August 2021) who are not currently living in Home Office bridging hotel accommodation or in properties are facilitated through the Local Authority (LA) resettlement programme. This […]

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Refugee Council are looking for volunteers to welcome newly arrived asylum seekers

Refugee Council are looking to recruit volunteers to welcome newly arrived asylum seekers to Leeds. Volunteers will work alongside another volunteers to meet and guide asylum seekers to specific local areas to help introduce them to their local community. This will include guiding a group of clients around their local area (i.e. the local library, […]

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