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The Next LMP Zoom chat will take place 12:30-14:00 on Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Log on, see and speak with colleagues from across the city, and find out what’s been happening in Leeds using this link Meeting ID: 870 0532 9005 Password: 000345 The next conversation topics will include Refugee Week Preventing burnout Destitution/Housing after lockdown lifts (again) Test track and trace for Migrant Communities (again) and  ANYTHING ELSE THAT IS […]

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Connecting Asylum Seekers – No more Data SIMs or Routers – only SIM free Smartphones remaining

Jon from LASSN writes The scheme we launched to supply asylum seekers with free tech has been phenomenally successful. We’re really sorry to announce that for the time being, we can no longer supply Data SIMS, WiFi Routers or charging cables. We still have plenty of Smartphones but these will be supplied without charging cables […]

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Impact of NRPF on women’s lives – Panel Discussion

No Recourse to Public Funds has recently captured headlines but do many people know what it is and the impact it has on women’s lives? NRPF is a condition attached to migrant’s visa which means they are unable to access any state benefits, including Universal Credit or Employment Support Allowance. Women with NRPF are more […]

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Refugee Week 2020 – Online

Don’t forget, there are loads of online activities for Refugee Week this year. Please show you support and turn up to some of these excellent events including these activities for children and young people these arts events – curated by Leeds Arts Together and the daily events below   

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Digital inclusion for asylum seekers and refugees – a guide from Refugee Action

An excellent guide to all the learning that’s been produced over the last couple of months around getting folks online, from Refugee Action. From dongles to data plans, how to complete an assessment of digital needs, and this excellent digital inclusion online handbook this resource is pretty comprehensive and well worth a look, especially if […]

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Worker Co-op Development in Immigrant Communities Webinar, 6th July 2020, 4-6.30pm

via Cath Muller What? Worker Co-op Development in Immigrant Communities Webinar, When? 6th July 2020, 4-6.30pm Where? We will explore how Center for Family Life in Brooklyn, a social services organisation, pivoted their service delivery framework to partner with community residents in the entrepreneurial act of developing worker co-operatives. Through co-operative development, immigrant communities […]

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Acceptable ID for DWP

At today’s LMP Zoom Meeting, Simon Betts from DWP was talking about the ID required to initiate a benefits claim. We mentioned the excellent resource created by Nick at Chapeltown Citizens’ Advice about the info requirements of Banks Simon has now sent this list of acceptable ID for DWP which should help anyone who is […]

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Leeds Community Foundation Resilience Fund – Deadline noon Weds 17th June

Leeds Community Foundation have opened their Resilience Fund designed to support charities in Leeds that are experiencing exceptional difficulties operating as a result of the impact of COVID-19. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 12 noon 17th June 2020 For guidance, the criteria and frequently asked questions please click the following link:

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