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Update from Asylum matters and NACCOM – briefing for Local Authoritiesm, April 24

The Illegal Migration Act has barely been enacted, yet. This excellent briefing from Asylum Matters and NACCOM is aimed at Local Authorities, but it’s an excellent statement of where we’re at, and what we still need to prepare for. (Unless we can persuade our politicians to change the law. It’s happened before.)   

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Are you a community volunteer who could use some more support? Unfolding from HumansBeing

Free training for Community Volunteers from HumansBeing Volunteers are committed to their volunteering organisations, yet stretched in their capacity to support people whose needs are growing in complexity. Both volunteers and the people they support are increasingly likely to be facing financial stresses, mental ill-health, isolation and loneliness. Unfolding was born out of the commitment […]

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Asylum Matters, Advocacy and Campagning Update – April 19th 2024

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Rwanda The Safety of Rwanda Bill has been back in Parliament this week. With the Bill being debated twice in the Lords and the Commons. The Lords amendments have now been reduced to two; one exempting people that have served alongside UK Military from removal to Rwanda, and one requiring a […]

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Great resource to help encourage courageous conversations about refugee rights

City of Sanctuary have put together a great resource, ‘10 Tips to have Courageous Conversations‘, really thoughtful and practical suggestions regarding how to respond to challenging comments that you might hear. They also have a “Speak up for Sanctuary” webinar and handbook that teach you how to counter hostile rhetoric, how to engage with MP’s, […]

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Refugee Football World Cup 2024

As part of this year’s Refugee Week, we will be running two 7-a-side football tournaments for the Refugee World Cup: one for all genders and the other for women and non-binary individuals only. Both tournaments will be held on Saturday 22d June between 12.30-4.30pm at Dixons Academy, LS7 3BG. Contact [email protected] to enter a team.

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Weekly free meals and a big welcome at 3 Leeds locations.. volunteer opportunities too.

FoodCycle have a mission to reduce hunger, reduce loneliness and reduce food waste. There are 3 locations in Leeds where they deliver community meals and everyone is welcome, no need to book, just show up! They also have volunteer opportunities to cook/help in the kitchen/welcome guests. Beeston & Holbeck, St Lukes Church, Wednesday, 6.30pm https://foodcycle.org.uk/location/foodcycle-leeds-beeston/ […]

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Support for Young Afghan People (17-21) from PATH Yorkshire

Positive Youth Pathways offers support and guidance to young Afghans aged 17-21 residing in West Yorkshire. This program mission is to facilitate their understanding of British culture, language, and values, fostering a seamless integration into British society. In this program, participants will gain English language skills for both living and working in the U.K This […]

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ESOL classes with childcare* in Gipton, Little London and Beeston, and English for Work (no creche) in LS11 and the city centre: April 24

Classes for ESOL learners who need childcare* in Gipton, Little London and Beeston, and English for Work (no creche) in LS11 and the city centre Bring your photo ID to register in person at the next class. See times and venues, and register online using the links below. For Adults age 19+ (not already on […]

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Support for Ukrainian Young People (17 – 21) from PATH Yorkshire

A program for Ukrainian young people (17 – 21) in West Yorkshire to learn about British culture, language, and values. ‘Positive Youth Pathways’ will help young people integrate into British society faster, learn how British systems work and take steps into the future with confidence. This is a programme delivered by PATH Yorkshire. To find […]

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Associate Organiser Migrant & Refugee Organising (MaRO): West Yorkshire: 37.5 hrs/wk £29k – Citizens UK – deadline 26th April 24

Associate Organiser – West Yorkshire Employment Type: Full time 37.5 hours per week/ 24-month fix term contract Location: Hybrid · Leeds, UK Salary: Starting from £29,071 (GBP) Closing date: 10:00am, 26 April 2024 BST Citizens UK We are Citizens UK. We’re working together to make change on the issues that matter, from campaigning for zebra […]

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