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The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on asylum seeker and refugee health in Bradford District and West Yorkshire – Presentation 9th December 2020

What? A quick-fire style presentation event to hear from a range of academics from the University of Bradford, who were successful in receiving funding for their multidisciplinary research projects designed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. There’s one on Mental Health by Mel Cooper which looks interesting.   When? 9th December 2020, 18:00 – 19:30 How? […]

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New national infoline for asylum seekers and refugees during Covid19 – from Refugee Council

Infoline 0808 196 7272 The Refugee Council’s Infoline aims to connect refugees and people seeking asylum with organisations that can help. This is a short term project to support people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Call free phone 0808 196 7272. Please leave us a message with your name and telephone number. We will call back with an interpreter if needed. The national  Infoline has […]

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Covid Vaccination check-in – please share insights

Healthwatch has launched a new ‘Weekly Check-in’, focused on hearing the views of people in Leeds on the upcoming Covid vaccination programme, to assist with local planning.  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/covid19vax If you have any insights to contribute, including questions, concerns, or other information shared by the people you support and amongst the communities you work in around Covid vaccination, please […]

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Weekly update from Strategic Migration Partnership (Migration Yorkshire) and Home Office 26th November 2020

Numbers of new arrivals into asylum accommodation have reduced slightly recently. Asylum Intake remains steady. Home Office focussed on procurement. The need to source contingency accommodation sites has slowed as a result. Home Office are looking at the new tiered restrictions and how this impacts contract deliverables. Initially, they feel the new restrictions shouldn’t impact […]

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Leeds will exit Lockdown 2.0 into Tier 3 at midnight 1st December 2020

The government plans to end the national restrictions at midnight next Tuesday 1 December, which means that the current national restriction rules are still in place until then and must be followed until they expire. But with the end of the national regulations, the headline messages are:   the “stay at home” requirement will end, with domestic and international […]

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Update from Home Office on cessations and removals – 19th November 2020

Home Office/Strategic Migration Partnership weekly call 19.11.2020 Cessations – HO generally not reinstating positive cases due to there being no restrictions to house moves. Home Office continue to reinstate negative cases where notified. Removals – Some Immigration Enforcement activity is taking place at hotels due to issues with dispersal/procurement, availability of flights etc. and this […]

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Lighting Up Lockdown

Partners in the refugee and migration sector have come together this year to run a joint project called ‘Lighting Up Lockdown’. As part of the project we will be encouraging the people we work with to send us things that have made them smile throughout lockdown…it could be a photo from their daily walk…a poem […]

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Latest update from Home Office 12th November 2020

via Ally at PAFRAS Update from weekly call from Strategic Migration Partnership and the Home Office. There will be no resumption of negative cessations at least until 2 December. HO are reinstating support of those already in receipt of discontinuations and this includes those who are overstaying in accommodation beyond the discontinuation date. Service users […]

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Asylum Matter’s Fortnightly C-19 Briefing 10th November 2020

via Mary at Asylum Matters Ongoing advocacy Research and reports Home Office and Government developments Resources and what we’ve been reading Events, jobs and training Ongoing advocacy Asylum Support Rates As you will have heard, ministers have completed the latest review of asylum support rates and are increasing payments by just 3p a week, to […]

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Refugee Action – Earn $$$ by accepting help to improve your website or digital access.

We’ve opened up a new programme called Explore for organisations who would like to work on a design/ digital issue alongside Refugee Action and SIDE Labs (design agency). We’re looking at two areas this time around – improving websites and service adaptability. It’s a funded opportunity (£3,000) and will run from January to March 2021. […]

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