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Archive | May, 2023

Stoking the flames – a report by Hope not Hate

Our new report, Stoking the Flames, assesses how far-right activity is being enabled by mainstream politics and media. We have analysed the relationships between British far-right messages on the messaging platform Telegram, government statements and policy proposals around migration, and articles from three major newspapers: The Daily Mail, The Daily Express and The Sun. The […]

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Would you like to earn £20 for a walk and a talk about your favourite local spot?

We are asking you to take part in research (being undertaken by Dr Jo Hawkins at the University of Leeds) to help us map and understand the local spaces across Leeds that matter to you. The research aims to influence cultural and spatial policy across Leeds so that it reflects your local identity and local environment.  Anyone over 16 years old and living in any of Leeds City Council’s 33 electoral wards can take […]

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Community Cohesion Survey from LCC – deadline is 3rd July 2023

Leeds City Council would like to better understand what more we and our partners can do to make Leeds a truly inclusive city, where people from all backgrounds feel that they belong and are valued, enjoy similar life opportunities, and interact with other groups.  The latest census data has shown that Leeds has become increasingly […]

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Save the date: Home? A celebration of what we’ve discovered about migration in Leeds: 12-3pm 21st June 2023

This event brings together communities and organisations to explore the findings from the HOME? project The project trained migrants and activists in citizen journalism – documenting the lives of migrants living across the North of England – using personal experiences and press archives to guide them.  This event weaves together these intensely personal stories, and […]

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Overstretched and unsustainable: a case study of the immigration and asylum legal aid sector – Young Legal Aid Lawyers and Public Law Project

[Apologies for breaking our own editorial rules – this article is not Leeds specific. but given the pitiful state of legal Aid for Asylum in Yorkshire and Humber, this may provide good evidence for anyone seeking funding to provide legal services. We got it via NACCOM Jon, LASSN] A new report has been published exploring […]

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Streamlined Assessment Process now to include Iraqi and Iranian Asylum Seekers – May 2023

The Government is rolling out the Streamlined Assessment Process to Iranian and Iraqi asylum seekers. Home Office to fast-track thousands of Iraqi and Iranian asylum claims | Immigration and asylum | The Guardian More information on the Streamlined Assessment Process can be found on the pinned update at the top of the Blog – including […]

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