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Covid-19 grant information sessions – up to £2k. Thu 2nd Sept and Tue 7th Sept 2021

Forum Central in partnership with Leeds City Council Public Health Team are hosting 2 online grant information sessions aimed at 3rd sector organisations, groups and services. Funding of up to £2,000 is available to support vaccine hesitant communities to make an informed choice about COVID-19 vaccinations and increase access to information and support. The aim […]

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A Message from Home Office to people offering help with the Afghan Emergency – 25th August 2021

A message from Julie Curle at Immigration Enforcement As our staff continue to work around the clock to support the efforts to bring British and Afghan nationals to the UK, business areas are heartened by the emails we have received from teams and individuals looking to offer support. People wanting to offer help to refugees […]

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Women Only Vaccine Clinic – 25th August 2021

A women’s-only vaccine clinic will offer a private space for women to have their COVID-19 vaccine and discuss any questions or concerns with healthcare professionals: Venue: ASHA Neighbourhood Project, Stratford Street, Leeds, LS11 6JG Date: Wednesday 25 August, 9am-12.30pm Women living in the area, aged 18 and over, can receive their first or second dose […]

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Flexible Vaccination Clinics in Leeds

This new web page provides a one-stop shop for all information about flexible vaccination clinics including the roving bus, community locations & women only clinics equipped with dates and times Who can attend Anyone aged 18 or over You do not need to have an NHS number or be registered with a GP. Anyone who […]

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Women’s Only Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic

A new women’s-only vaccine clinic will offer a private space for women to have their COVID-19 vaccine and will provide them the opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns with healthcare professionals. If you know any women living in the area, aged 18 and over, please encourage them to drop in for their first or […]

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Home Office update w/c 22nd July 2021

via Ally, our VCS rep Home office/Strategic Migration Partnership weekly Covid 19 call 22.07.2021 Negative cessations – Negative cessations resumed on 19 July 2021.  Letters going out to LAs, LGA Chief Execs group, SMPs and VCS. Home Office now resuming its pre-pandemic policy on ending support. Both s4 and s95 recipients to get 21 days […]

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Resource of the week: Too much information? Let the Refugee Council help

There’s so much changing at the moment, it’s hard to keep track. Refugee Council continue to produce excellent briefings – like this one which summarises all the main policy changes. Other summaries are available, obv, but this is quite excellent, and we commend it to you. Refugee Council continue to produce excellent briefings – like […]

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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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