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NACCOM’s new normal – a bunch of resources for destitution focused orgs (and more besides) 30th September 2020

Top resources here from Paul at NACCOM. In the words of 2nd Leiutenant Jake Janson… Digital capacity Guidance on Zoom calls – UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) UKLGIG has shared the brief guidance they have developed for the use of Zoom calls targeted to staff and clients. These can be accessed here: Zoom […]

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Covid-19 grants focusing on young people webinar

Public Health and partners across the city want/need to engage young people (16 – 30 age bracket) and those with trusted relationships in order to develop a meaningful plan to prevent outbreaks. Forum Central has commissioned Street Games to deliver an online webinar aimed at practitioners working with young people. The webinars will update on […]

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Leeds to have additional social contact restrictions from midnight Friday 25th September 2020

excerpted from an email received from Cllr Blake and Tom Riordan 25/9/20  Leeds will have additional social contact restrictions effective from midnight tonight (Friday 25th September 2020), as it will become an ‘area of intervention’. The restrictions will be for the whole of the city of Leeds – ie if your bin gets emptied by […]

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Leeds Community Foundation are brilliant

Leeds Migration Partnership (LMP) are pleased and proud to announce our first ever wodge of funding – courtesy of the delightful people at Leeds Community Foundation and their Covid-19 Strategic Infrastructure Grants. More details will follow but we wanted to share the headlines asap. The £24.8k funding covers A whole bunch of tech for Refugee […]

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Leeds Council awarded £1.3Million from “Next Steps” Homeless Fund

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 […]

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Initial Accommodation & Sub Regional Strategic Migration Meeting update from Mary at Asylum Matters – Sept 20

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 […]

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