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The University of Leeds Sanctuary Scholarships are open for application 2021

“We are pleased to offer scholarships for forced migrants to the UK. The Sanctuary Scholarship is open to people who wish to study any undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition and £10,000 a year towards living costs.  “There are a limited number of scholarships available. Successful applicants will […]

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LMP Zoom Catch Up Tuesday 6th April 2021 12:30-13:45

Apologies for the lack of notice – although we’ve been running these for over a year we forgot that there was one coming up after the Bank Holiday Join us for our fortnightly lunchtime session. Where we have a general chat about what’s up in Leeds check-in with one another share new developments As usual, […]

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Updates: Home Office Strategic Migration Call 25th March 2021

Please see below the key points from this week’s meeting. Sovereign Borders Bill – Home Office (HO) are still working through plans for asylum reception centres and will update more after the consultation takes place. Negative cessations – Home Office working with policy colleagues about how to include negative cessations data in the data share […]

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Lighting up Lockdown compilation film

Last November several organisations came together to launch “Lighting up Lockdown” – a project to encourage people to get out and about, celebrate nature and connect through sharing positive and joyful photos. We had a theme each week – Colours, Light, Sunrise and Sunset etc. This 6 minute film is a compilation of photos, poems […]

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April calendar of activities

CLICK HERE FOR APRIL CALENDAR Check out the April calendar of activities for people from the asylum seeking and refugee community. New additions for this month: Employability workshops: learn about volunteering, or working as a healthcare assistant. Text ‘WORKSHOP’ to PATH: 07943 027922 Know Your Rights! – join this 7-week course to learn about your […]

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Migrant Help Update March 21

A couple of papers here from Khami at Asylum Help, who can’t make it to the 23rd March Zoom Call. The second was posted by us 6 weeks ago (The NEY&H Update from February 21) but the March document is new  – and contains details of even more new partners/subcontractors, making Norfolk one of the […]

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Developing Strategic Leadership for under-represented Communities – via Voluntary Action Leeds

Voluntary Action Leeds is starting a new project that aims to support the development of people from underrepresented communities. The project will help underrepresented communities access opportunities to become school governors trustees, as well as support in becoming strategic influencers and improve their own organisations governance structures. And organisations who want to be more diverse […]

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Leeds Shielding Diversity Group: New spoken material in community languages (inc. BSL) available to support people who are shielding

Working with community interpreters, Leeds City Council’s Health Partnerships Team is making sure that people who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (people who are ‘shielding’) are able to stay happy and healthy at home, making the decisions about their own health and wellbeing that ‘are right for me’, because they have received relevant and tailored messaging […]

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The Government’s COVID-19 Migrant Health Guide

The Government published a Covid-19 Migrant Health guide on the 17th February 2021 which can be accessed here. Contents include No charges for coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, treatment and vaccination COVID-19 translated advice and guidance COVID-19 general advice and guidance Overseas travel advice during the COVID-19 pandemic Vitamin D    

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