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Asylum Matters Update – 31st January 2024

Remember – you can subscribe to these updates directly by contacting [email protected] Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Rwanda The Safety of Rwanda Bill had its Second Reading in the House of Lords on 29 January, with peers voting for the Bill to proceed despite strong criticism from across the House. The Bill will now go to […]

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Get Ready for Functional Skills English – WEA free courses, starts 6th Feb 2024

Develop your skills to read, write, and communicate in English with more confidence. Functional Skills courses help to improve language skills so that you communicate effectively, create work and study opportunities and help you learn key skills for employment and life. This adult English course helps you develop your language skills through real-life situations. Functional […]

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Volunteer with Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network

LASSN is looking for volunteers to support asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants in Leeds.   There are opportunities to get involved in three important roles:   Welcome & Connect with migrants in Leeds   Teach English to people who cannot access mainstream classes   Offer temporary accommodation to people seeking asylum with nowhere […]

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Papers for the West Yorkshire Sub Regional Migration Group, 24th January 2024

Here are the papers for the next West Yorkshire Sub Regional Migration Group which will take place on 31st January 2024. You’ll remember we posted the Minutes of the October 23 meeting here.   The meeting is attended by local authority representatives, Home Office, Voluntary Sector Reps (for Leeds this is Ally Swadling at PAFRAS and […]

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Refugee Employability Programme in Leeds

“Get personalised support from your own case worker so you can improve your English and find work. The Refugee Employability Programme is here to help you find employment through local, individually tailored support that’s unique to you.” To find out more, read their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here  They attend drop-ins all across Leeds at […]

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Leeds City Council’s Asylum Flyer as a Google doc – instant translation with Google translate.

Some of you will remember the excellent Asylum Decisions flyer produced by Leeds Council for asylum seekers who have to leave their NASS accommodation (ie a Home Office/Mears Hotel). Here is the original post on LMP last year.   We’ve reproduced it here as a Google document, which means you can email or text it to […]

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Refugee Council & IKEA Employability course Leeds and More Online Courses – Open for Referrals! Feb/March 24

The Refugees Into Jobs team of the Refugee Council are announcing that they are open for referrals for their IKEA employment course in Leeds along with 2 online courses coming up, please take a look at the flyers attached for more information and dates. The outlines are listed below!  IKEA UPPNA Employability Course & Placement […]

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Recruiting current or former unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children as participants to a Care Leavers study, January 24

We are researchers working on a research study led by the University of Oxford. Our research study explores care leavers’ experiences leaving Local Authority care. We would like to find out more about the experiences of a diverse range of young adult care leavers and how they leave care. We aim to find ways to […]

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Migrant Access Project: Prevent Awareness Session – 6th February 2024

Leeds City Council’s Migrant Access Project have arranged a Prevent Awareness session. If you are not familiar with the work being done to prevent radicalisation and extremism, you are warmly welcomed to attend. Venue: Technorth, 9 Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3NB Room 7 Date: 5th February 2024 (10-12pm) To book your place email: […]

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