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Digital inclusion for asylum seekers and refugees – a guide from Refugee Action

An excellent guide to all the learning that’s been produced over the last couple of months around getting folks online, from Refugee Action. From dongles to data plans, how to complete an assessment of digital needs, and this excellent digital inclusion online handbook this resource is pretty comprehensive and well worth a look, especially if […]

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Leeds Community Foundation Resilience Fund – Deadline noon Weds 17th June

Leeds Community Foundation have opened their Resilience Fund designed to support charities in Leeds that are experiencing exceptional difficulties operating as a result of the impact of COVID-19. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 12 noon 17th June 2020 For guidance, the criteria and frequently asked questions please click the following link: https://leedscf.org.uk/resilience-fund

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LMP Zoom Catch-up, Tuesday 9th June 2020 12:30-14:00

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/88610508139?pwd=bHhqNEZZbndjTllnU1A0NUJQbUVqdz09 Thanks to everyone who joined us last time. Here are the notes/Chat from 26th May 2020 with various contact details and web links.   The next conversation topics will include – Destitution/Housing after lockdown lifts – […]

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New Roots Project Updates

The New Roots project is continuing to provide telephone-based and online support for refugees in Leeds. New Roots is a partnership project involving RETAS, Refugee Council and PATH Yorkshire. The following support is currently available: Engage – Move-on and crisis advice, general housing/benefits/finance advice, Level 1 Immigration Advice Connect – Facebook group for sharing of […]

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Changes to GP appointments – 14 different languages 29th May 2020

  Changes to GP appointments – 14 different languages   English Leeds GP Dr Martin Sutcliffe explains that GP practices are still open but the way consultations are carried out has changed. Find out what this might mean for you #HelpusHelpyou https://youtu.be/-EM3ONvTJF4 Urdu [Video in Urdu] Dr Rida Chandio explains that GP practices are still […]

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MEMEC – About us – Contact us – Virtual Conversation Classes

Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Community (MEMEC) is re-delivering daily their Virtual ESOL and Conversation Classes, to students of different English levels, from different cities, backgrounds and status from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm starting from 1st of June 2020. Women Only and Men Only classes are available. MEMEC is also supporting destitute, asylum seekers, refugees and migrants […]

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Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund opens 10am Friday 22nd May 2020

Taken from a TNL pressrelease  We’re delighted to confirm that the Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications at 10am on Friday 22nd May. This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England. The Fund has two key objectives: To […]

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Free online summer leadership programme for refugee & migration sector

Applications are now open for ‘Responding to Covid-19 Online Summer Leadership Programme: UK Migration & Refugee Sector’. The programme provides the tools, skills and development to overcome challenges, and to foster relationships that benefit organisations and the sector as a whole. It enables people to reach their leadership potential, build resilience and grow peer support […]

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