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New multilingual Covid resource by IOM

IOM UK has designed a Covid-19 Migrant Information Service (MIS) to provide extra support to migrants in the challenging context of the Covid-19 crisis. The info service includes: a multilingual website www.covid19uk.iom.int a telephone service 0800 464 3380. to provide information to migrants living in the UK on 5 key topics: health, work, benefits, visas […]

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My Pregnancy during COVID-19

The Leeds Maternity Voices Partnership is a local NHS working group: a team of parent representatives, commissioners and providers, and volunteers working together to review and contribute to the development and improvement of local maternity services. The Partnership is currently running a survey on experiences of maternity services during the pandemic and would like to […]

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Service update: RETAS information videos

RETAS volunteers have created a series of short information videos in community languages. These videos explain how to contact our advisers while the office is closed, and what services we can offer. Videos in Kurdish (Sorani), Arabic, Farsi, Tigrigna and Amharic are now available on the homepage of our website. https://retasleeds.weebly.com/ Our advisers are available […]

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Musicultural Conversations – online sessions on Fridays in July (3, 10, 17 & 24 July)

We are running four online Musicultural Conversations sessions in July, for refugees, asylum seekers and migrant communities. Fridays from 12:30-13:15 Dates: 3, 10, 17 & 24 July Refugees, asylum seekers and migrant communities welcome Online sessions of interactive activities involving English conversation and music Practice your spoken English with a friendly group, meet new people, […]

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Supporting communities at the sharp edge of inequality during Covid-19 – Webinar 6th July 14:00 – 15:00

What? Supporting communities at the sharp edge of inequality during Covid-19 When? Mon, 6 July 2020 Time: 14:00 – 15:00 Why? Register for this webinar to find out about some of the challenges being faced by refugees, migrants and asylum seekers, Gypsies and Travellers, Roma communities and sex workers during coronavirus and to hear about how […]

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Walk-In C-19 Test Centre: Translated Poster

An information poster about the walk-in Covid-19 testing centre has been translated into the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Czech, Farsi, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak, Tigrinya and Urdu. The walk-in test centre is based at the Bridge Street Community Church, Rider St, Leeds LS9 7BQ and is available for local residents living in the […]

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Syrian Refugee Voices

via Sawsan from the Syrian Community Hi Team, Please check the attached link, it is an opportunity to hear some personal stories from refugees and their comparison to the life during the war back in Syrian and their experience in the UK during Covid-19. please share   Thank you

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The Next LMP Zoom chat will take place 12:30-14:00 on Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Log on, see and speak with colleagues from across the city, and find out what’s been happening in Leeds using this link  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87005329005?pwd=UFdyZ0V3RG0vaER0R2h3UjZHUU1hUT09 Meeting ID: 870 0532 9005 Password: 000345 The next conversation topics will include Refugee Week Preventing burnout Destitution/Housing after lockdown lifts (again) Test track and trace for Migrant Communities (again) and  ANYTHING ELSE THAT IS […]

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Connecting Asylum Seekers – No more Data SIMs or Routers – only SIM free Smartphones remaining

Jon from LASSN writes The scheme we launched to supply asylum seekers with free tech has been phenomenally successful. We’re really sorry to announce that for the time being, we can no longer supply Data SIMS, WiFi Routers or charging cables. We still have plenty of Smartphones but these will be supplied without charging cables […]

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