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Human Rights and Asylum Housing Conference – 24th February in Sheffield

via Tina at LASSN “AN ACTION DAY CONFERENCE SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2018 10.30 (for 11 a.m. start) to 4 p.m. HUMAN RIGHTS AND ASYLUM HOUSING: Discussing the £4 billion Government AASC (Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contracts) from 2019 to 2029. THE SANCTUARY, CHAPEL WALK, SHEFFIELD CITY CENTRE (OPPOSITE CRUCIBLE THEATRE) S1 2PD.TEN MINUTES WALK […]

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Leeds Asylum Charities write to the Home Secretary about a greater role for Local Authorities in Asylum Housing

A number of Migration Partnership members signed an open letter this week, urging the Government to bring Asylum Accommodation back under Local Authority Control. It was a rather hurried affair, but the letter was circulated and signatures were solicited/received in about 6 hours flat.  Here’s some coverage of the letter in the Grauniad  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/14/charities-urge-ministers-to-let-councils-oversee-asylum-seeker-housing And […]

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Help to challenge plans that could prevent refugees and people seeking asylum getting healthcare

via Lorna at Asylum Matters “Imminent changes are being made to health services in England that will negatively affect refugees, people seeking asylum and other vulnerable groups. We are asking you to take urgent action to challenge these damaging and unworkable proposals which will cause unnecessary human suffering, and add additional pressure to our over-stretched […]

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Asylum Seeker Health Updates – Via Andrea at Asylum Matters

Information stolen from Andrea at Asylum Matters Medical Information Consent Forms sent to Asylum-Seekers The Home Office have recently started contacting asylum seekers and asking them to sign a consent form that would give the Home Office access to their personal medical records. The form and accompanying letter asks for the individual asylum seeker to […]

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Refugee Action – Report on Destitution: Slipping through the cracks

Vulnerable people seeking sanctuary in the UK are being left homeless and hungry, according to new research released by Refugee Action. Their findings show that many are being wrongly denied support or are suffering long delays to get the support they are entitled to.  It’s unacceptable that paperwork delays and poor decision-making should have such […]

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Asylum Matters Update: Submission on Asylum Support Levels, Refugees Welcome report, British Future on Integration via City-Region Mayors & More

Via Andrea at Asylum Matters Asylum Matters Submission on Cash Allowance to Asylum-Seekers Asylum Matters put in a submission to the Home Office to inform their review of asylum support levels for 2017. While Asylum Matters has noted that 70% of Income Support is the absolute minimum required to meet the basic needs of people […]

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APPG on Refugees ‘Refugees Welcome?’ report

via Lorna at Regional Asylum Activism The APPG on Refugees have launched their ‘Refugees Welcome?’ report, following a call for evidence in Autumn/Winter 2016. Organisations in Leeds submitted a compelling bundle of evidence, including direct testimonies from refugees and people seeking asylum themselves, highlighting many of the key issues faced by people seeking sanctuary in the […]

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Asylum Matters – Call for Asylum Support Levels Review Evidence and Vacancy for Campaigns Manager

Reminder: Call for Evidence for 2017 Asylum Support Levels Review by 28 April Asylum Matters is urging its partners to submit evidence to inform the Home Office’s 2017 review into the level of asylum support cash allowance. Evidence could include cases where families or adults are unable to meet their essential living needs and particularly […]

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