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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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Asylum Matters – Y&H Update: fortnightly developments on COVID-19 and asylum 16th March 2021

Ongoing advocacy Urgent Action! – #CloseTheBarracks Day of Action Friday 19th March Alongside our friends at Refugee Action, Freedom from Torture, Detention Action, and Choose Love, we’re planning a day of action on asylum accommodation this Friday 19th March. Throughout the day, people and organisations across the UK will meet with their MPs to call for […]

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Asylum Matters: Y&H update: fortnightly developments on Covid-19 and asylum 4th March 2021

Please see below recent updates relating to Covid-19 and its impact on asylum and migration, including a few regional updates at the end. Ongoing advocacy Asylum accommodation The Home Office’s decision to house people seeking asylum in army barracks has remained under intense scrutiny, as campaigners and politicians continue to fight to #CloseTheBarracks. Hundreds joined […]

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Job: Systems Change Co-ordinator, Health Communities Together 30hrs/wk, £27.7k pro rata – employed by Mesmac

The Solidarity Network, with our NHS and local authority partners, have been awarded funds to deliver phase one of a Health Communities Together project. The organisations in the Solidarity Network, Leeds GATE, BASIS Yorkshire, LASSN and Yorkshire MESMAC, work with Gypsies and Travellers, Sex Workers, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, communities affected by HIV and LGBTQ+ […]

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Fortnightly update from Asylum Matters 3rd Feb 2021

Ongoing advocacy Asylum accommodation There have been even more horrific stories of the conditions in both Napier and Penally barracks where people seeking asylum are being housed. Despite repeated warnings about the unsuitability of the overcrowded sites – particularly during COVID-19 – there was an outbreak of the virus in Napier. Immigration Minister Chris Philps […]

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RJN ‘s Report on Public’s Perception on Police use of Biometric fingerprint scanner

The Racial Justice Network and Yorkshire Resists have written a new report to draw attention to the impact of the Biometric Services Gateway (mobile fingerprinting) on both the communities targeted by police and the wider public. The report discusses issues that arose from an online survey (115 participants) conducted on the public’s perception of the […]

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#CutTheCollaboration – Stop the Home Office building a new immigration enforcement centre

Calling for support!  Anti raids group across the UK have collaborated on a joint action calling for companies profiting from racist borders to #CutTheCollaboration. We’re asking you to help us on Wednesday 13th January with the power of the keyboard. Full event details here: https://fb.me/e/SHuxmM0Z What’s happening? For those who aren’t aware, the Home Office were granted permission […]

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Asylum in Art – A Document of the Exhibition held in October 2020

‘Asylum in Art’ is a photo-voice exhibition taking the audience on an experiential tour of lived reality. Asylum in Art shines a lens on what life is like inside a British Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) and beyond release into a community in Leeds, West Yorkshire. https://theamplificationproject.com/items/show/137  or click on the picture below The exhibition is […]

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Temporary Accommodation Handbook – Refugee Action December 2020

Refugee Action has prepared a Temporary Accommodation Handbook in collaboration with Asylum Matters, Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association (ILPA), DPG Law and others. The Handbook aims to provide practical guidance, resources, and support for organisations working with people residing in hotels and barracks. It can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/ta-handbook This is a collaborative document and we […]

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Home Office reply to Cllr Blake, 1st December 2020

You’ll remember Cllr Blake’s excellent letter expressing concern over Home Office Evictions during lockdown. Curiously, the Home Office reply does not address any of the particular concerns raised by Cllr Blake directly, and instead restates the Home Office’s current position, before ending on this hopeful note:      “I hope you agree that the best […]

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