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Asylum Matters update 22th July 2021 – Bill second reading, resources for asylum support rates review and more

another update from Asylum Matters Ongoing Advocacy Nationality and Borders Bill/ New Plan for Immigration This week the Nationality and Borders Bill passed second reading in the House of Commons with 366 MPs voting in favour and 265 voting against. The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, introduced the Bill by noting that the Government was acting […]

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Leeds University publish study on bereavement support to people from diverse communities

Grieving friends and relatives from ethnic minority backgrounds are suffering from a lack of appropriate help to cope with losing a loved one, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say. The scarcity of data on the services that are available means providers do not know how support should be delivered to ensure they are suitable for […]

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Weekly Home Office Update w/c 1st July 2021

Updates: HO/SMP weekly Covid call 01/07/2021: Negative cessations – Home Office working towards step 4 (July 19) as a potential resumption date for negative cessations. Home Office building capacity plan around negative cessations and will communicate when a decision is made. Intake and occupancy – Intake has been high this last week and a number […]

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Chapeltown Walk-in Vaccination Clinic at Roscoe Methodist Church various dates July 2021

Chapeltown Walk-in Vaccination Clinic at Roscoe Methodist Church Venue: Roscoe Methodist Church, 132 Chapeltown Road, LS7 4EE Dates: Tuesday 6th July, Thursday 8thJuly, Tuesday 13th July, Thursday 15th July Times: 3.00pm – 7.00pm Vaccine available: Pfizer – for both first and second doses Age: 18 and over Other information: the clinic will be a walk in appointment […]

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Leeds Uni to lead resesarch into Covid-19 and its impact on people from black and other racialised backgrounds

via Lucy at NACCOM Beginning this month, the 18-month project will explore how emergency COVID-19 powers are disproportionately impacting people from BAME backgrounds and how the pandemic is affecting care and caring, as well as mental and physical health and wellbeing across all ages. Using their findings, the team will make recommendations to policymakers on […]

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Info from Migration Yorkshire – w/c 7th June 2021

HO/SMP (Home Office/Strategic Migration Partnership) weekly COVID call 03.06.2021 Intake and occupancy: There has a high level of intake over the recent days Capacity is ok in Initial Accommodation space for the short-term, but new arrivals are taking some of this capacity. Home Office will keep some hotels open rather than stand up new ones […]

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New ASPEN card update 7th June 2021

The HO has issued a lot of replacement cards to people on support.  Approx. 6,000. This is an effort to try and correct the missing cards/  cards sent to the wrong address.  There was an acknowledgement that this might cause further problems/ confusion but the HO has made the decision that they needed to take […]

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Leeds Hardship Fund for Destitute Asylum Seekers – Steering Group 10am 11th June 2021

As discussed at the last LMP catch-up meeting – Steering Group Members need to decide if the Hardship Fund has a role to play in easing destitution in Leeds over Summer 2021. Please find attached the Hardship Arrangements for 2020-21 – (how people accessed it last year) the report for the last winter 2020-2021 and […]

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