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Leeds Hardship Fund to go live in December 2018

Most of you will know about the Leeds Hardship Fund – which operates each winter to try and offset the worst of the seasonal challenges faced by destitute asylum seekers.   The fund provides small subsistence donations to destitute asylum seekers who have no income at all (for a single person, £25 per week, usually for […]

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Skills Support for Migrant Workers: Call for funded proposals

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges  (WYCC) represents the 7 Further Education Colleges in West Yorkshire. WYCC is currently seeking applications from organisations to deliver a number of ESF funded projects designed to equip Migrant Workers achieve higher skills to support career change, in-work development and or/maintain sustainable employment in the Leeds City Region. WYCC […]

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Training: Language Support For Adult Refugees

What? A free ½ day training event, on the Council of Europe’s new online toolkit resource for teaching ESOL. The new toolkit ( is a free resource designed to assist organisations, especially volunteers, providing language support for adult refugees in a range of settings. When? 10am-1pm, Monday 26th November 2018 Where? St George’s Centre, 60 Great George St, Leeds LS1 3DL Who […]

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Refugee Council – Help needed to improve the website

The Refugee Council is working to improve our website as a resource for refugees, asylum seekers, supporters and practitioners. We’re inviting you to get involved by taking part in this quick online activity aimed at improving how information is organised on our website. Your help is so important for ensuring our online services and support […]

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Job: Project Coordinator: 20 hrs/wk; Sanctuary in Schools (SoS) £23,866 p.a pro rata

Launched in 2008, Bradford City of Sanctuary (BCoS) is part of the rapidly growing national CoS movement (, committed to creating a culture of welcome and inclusion for those seeking sanctuary in the UK. The SoS project was first established in 2012 to work with Bradford schools to increase understanding of why people become refugees, […]

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Job: Project Administrator (New Roots) Refugee Council P/T 21hrs

Please find below details of a new recruitment opportunity at Refugee Council based at Oak House in Leeds. Post:     Project Administrator Team:     New Roots Hours:      21 hours per week Duration:  Fixed-term until September 2020 Grade/Salary:  Grade 4, £13,440.60- £15,277.80 Actual To apply, please visit our website and apply online. Closing date for applications is […]

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Creative Cultures – Leeds Playhouse

Creative Cultures is a brand new creative project for older adults and especially encourage those who speak English as an additional language. Leeds Playhouse, funded by Time to Shine are setting up this exciting new project in 3 different hubs: Touchstone Support Centre, Harehills Seacroft Grange Care Village Bistro in Seacroft Leeds Playhouse in Leeds City […]

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Seminar: Pregnant and Destitute, Tues 11 December 2018 – Free

This seminar will  consist of presentations outlining the difficulties accessing financial support, housing and NHS maternity charging  faced by migrant women who are pregnant or new mothers, and campaigning to address these. Find out about the Migrant Women’s Rights Service which provides advice to midwives and community organisations who are supporting migrant women who are […]

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