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Archive | February, 2024

Asylum Matters Update 29th Feb 2024

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Rwanda  The Safety of Rwanda Bill has now completed its line by line scrutiny via Committee Stage in the House of Lords.  Amendments were proposed around compliance with domestic and international law,  jurisdiction of domestic courts, the consideration of religious beliefs when determining if Rwanda is a safe country, and safeguarding and promoting the welfare […]

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Roma Mental Health Needs Assessment, 2023

Leeds City Council’s Public Health team carried out a Roma Mental Health Needs Assessment by holding focus groups with people from the Roma community. The listening exercise aimed to get a better understanding of the challenges facing the Roma community in Leeds and the full report is available on the Leeds Observatory: Roma HNA Report […]

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Free Raising Awareness about Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking at St Georges Centre

Raising Awareness about Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Free Event with Lunch When : Thursday 29th February 2024     Time : 9:30am – 2pm Where : St Georges Centre  Leeds, Great George Street Leeds LS1 3DL Spaces still available : Book Today through Eventbrite (or see poster )   What is Modern Slavery? Modern slavery is […]

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Refujazz 2024 – Saturday March 9th 2024 at Headingley HEART, in support of the Leeds Hardship Fund

This will be the seventh RefuJazz event organised by the brilliant Jazz at Heart.      Join us on Saturday 9th March for a day-long jazz extravaganza consisting of music from many of the excellent professional and amateur musicians in Leeds.   Tickets on the door or via  Day Tickets £35, Single set tickets […]

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Job: Customer Services Co-Ordinator, Solidaritech

Salary: £13,384.80 (Equivalent to Full Time Salary £22,308.00) Hours: 22.5 hours / 3 Days per week Solidaritech CIC are looking an office-based Customer Services Coordinator (CSC) to be our key customer-facing person, providing help to individual refugees or asylum seeker requests for digital devices like laptops, phones, computers and tablets. You will also be responsible […]

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New Conversation Cafe at RETAS

If you know of people who wish to wish to practice English speaking and listening skills, please make them aware of our new Conversation Cafe at RETAS – every other Thursday in the first floor classroom of the Roundhay Road Resource Centre. These sessions will offer an informal and low pressure approach to learning English, […]

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Asylum Matters Briefing 13th Feb 2024

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Communities Not Camps Campaigners for decent housing in communities for people seeking safety have won a significant victory <>  after the Government withdrew planned regulations to exempt houses of multiple occupation used as asylum accommodation from the protections of the HMO licensing regime. The U-turn came after a legal challenge <>  […]

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Unleashing Refugee Potential C.I.C – Empowering Young Migrants and Refugees: A Transformative Initiative in Leeds

Unleashing Refugee Potential C.I.C, established in September 2019, is a dynamic community interest company based in West Yorkshire, dedicated to empowering refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants within this region. Specializing in providing localized support, the organisation offers targeted one-to-one employment assistance, encompassing language and digital skill enhancement, life skills coaching, CV development, job search strategies, […]

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Skills Bootcamp in Applied English Language in healthcare – sign up by 4th March 2024

This course is an employability-focused higher level occupational ESOL class for migrants to become confident English speakers, and obtain and sustain quality employment in the healthcare sector. Beam will deliver 200 hours of employability-focused ESOL over a 10 week period. This is followed by 12 weeks of intensive employment support and then a further 12 […]

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