After a month off, we’ll be meeting up once again to catch-up on new developments across the sector. And what a month it has been. Since we last met Mears have opened 2 more hotels in Leeds for Asylum Seekers Home Office evictions have re-started LCC have received £1.3 Million in Next Steps funding Infection […]
Leeds City Council have been allocated £1,339,180.00 via the Next Steps programme https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/next-steps-accommodation-programme-guidance-and-proposal-templates It’s not 100% clear what this means for people with NRPF in Leeds. Everyone who has needed somewhere to stay has been accommodated by LCC since mid-March 2020, and LCC officers have repeatedly expressed their aspiration to provide emergency accommodation to everyone […]
As if things weren’t difficult enough, right now. Best of luck everyone.
Urban House IA As many of you know, the Initial Accommodation Centre in Wakefield, Urban House, has been closed since July following a Covid-19 outbreak, which came in the wake of strong, public criticism of the suitability and safety of the building and the lack of precautions taken to protect its inhabitants, including from the residents […]
During the pandemic, Refugee Action have been collecting information from migrant focused organizations to build a national picture of impacts organisations and the people they help. There have been 5 of these so far, and a 6th one is due next month.
Hugely important. Great resource. Click on the graphic below or on this link https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/wellbeing-guidance#
a message from Judith Blake and Tom Riordan from LCC With the new NHS Test and Trace App being launched on 24 September, we are determined that as many venues in the city get ready for the App. This means getting a QR code for the venue, making a poster, and displaying the poster. Here […]
A tremendous set of resources covering all the stuff you’re currently worried about returning to face to face prioritising clients and coordinating services digital inclusion hardship payments Click on the picture below or follow this link https://www.ragp.org.uk/
Not a Leeds-focused document (so strictly speaking in breach of our editorial guidelines) but deffo worth sharing, because it covers issues relating to NRPF so well (and it’s unlikely to feature on MY’s MigrantInfoHub)
This week, as well as the usual catch-up of developments across the sector, we also hope to focus on What can the sector do to better help asylum seekers in Hotels in Leeds? Asylum Seekers have been housed in Leeds Hotels for at least 6 months, and will continue for the forseeable future. What – […]
Leeds Community Foundation have launched the COVID 19 Strategic Infrastructure Grants. It provides grants for organisations providing new, or additional infrastructure support to communities as a result of the pandemic. Infrastructure activity includes:- Playing a role in co-ordinating activity taking place across the city in response to the pandemic Connecting people or organisations at a […]
A few months ago about 8 organizations in Leeds got together to brainstorm what its like using zoom for group work. We shared frustrations, tips, and suggestions. A lot of that chat is summarised here so we thought we would share it with you in case it’s useful.