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Archive | December, 2023

Survive and Thrive – free online mental wellbeing training for volunteers who support asylum seekers and refugees

****Starts 10th January 2024**** “Doing this course has been really valuable…potentially life-saving.” In six weekly online sessions, you will: Learn simple techniques that support others to improve their mental wellbeing Connect people in crisis to the help they need Deal with stressful situations without burning out Wednesdays 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm Starts 10th January […]

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Big Issue Article on homeless refugees in Leeds, Dec 23

Link: Homeless refugees in Leeds soar due to Home Office evictions – The Big Issue The number of refugees homeless in Leeds after being evicted from Home Office accommodation has skyrocketed in the wake of the government’s new asylum policies. A total of 70 households became homeless from August to October, The Big Issue has found, […]

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Support for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants over Christmas 2023

Telephone support Migrant Help telephone advice and guidance for asylum support, and repairs issues is now open 24/7 – 0808 8010 503   To report a problem to Migrant Help/Mears, check the email address list. Also check (what Migrant Help can and cannot help with) Refugee Council’s Telephone infoline – 0808 196 7272 is open Monday and Thursdays between 9.30 am and 12.30 […]

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Asylum support rates – from January 2024

Asylum support rates The Government have announced that asylum support rates will be changing on 8th January 2024. ASAN have reported that the key changes are: An increase of standard weekly payments from £47.39 to £49.18. A reduction of weekly payments to those in catered accommodation (hotels etc) from £9.58 to £8.86 An increase of […]

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Funding to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency

On 7 December, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport launched a £25.5 million funding package to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency.  Eligible organisations will be able to apply for an independent energy assessment and capital grants to install energy efficiency measures.  To apply for the second […]

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Digital Skills from RETAS, December 23

RETAS are a 100% Digital partner – and offer a range of support with devices and skills You can contact them here Essential digital skills courses RETAS offers an essential digital skills course that contains advice and guidance on common barriers which refugees, people seeking asylum, and migrants are often likely to face when going […]

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Employability Programme for women survivors of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

First 2024 cohort on January 2024 (Deadline for referrals 19th of January) referral form At Sophie Hayes Foundation we offer an Employability Programme that helps women survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery to develop essential life skills that will help with confidence building, and essential skills development for future education and employment. Essential Criteria […]

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