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Asylum Matters – Yorkshire and Humber Fortnightly Update 27th October 2020

Ongoing advocacy Research and reports Home Office and Government developments Resources and what we’ve been reading Events, jobs and awards 1. Ongoing advocacy Leeds City Council calls for the Home Secretary to #StopAsylumEvictions   Despite the continuing rise in COVID cases and increasing restrictions in many local areas, the Home Office is still pushing ahead with […]

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‘Empowering Our Communities Through Self-Advocacy’ Online event 28th October

The Advonet Group are holding a free online event to help promote self-advocacy amongst communities in the Leeds area. Empowering Our Communities Through Self-Advocacy is on Wednesday 28th October from 10am-12:30pm. At the event, there will be a coproduction session for refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and people from BME communities. The session will look at […]

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Activist lawyers respond to recent comments by Home Secretary, Priti Patel

Excellent and thorough response from Duncan Lewis lawyers to recent comments made by Ms Patel in her speech to Conservative party Conference and articles like this in the Mail Online: https://www.duncanlewis.co.uk/news/_Attacks_on_Duncan_Lewis_Solicitors_and_legal_aid_undermine_the_rule_of_law_and_an_individual%E2%80%99s_constitutional_right_to_access_to_justice_(7_October_2020).html    

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Your help needed: joint letter to Leeds City Council to prevent evictions from asylum accommodation into homelessness – deadline 6th October 2020

Dear LMP members and readers, The Home Office recently announced and commenced plans to resume eviction proceedings for those who have been refused asylum. Without immediate action, people across our communities could be forced into street homelessness and destitution in a matter of days and weeks. This would not be acceptable under normal circumstances, but […]

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