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Resource of the week #98: Leeds Food Aid Network

We’ve blogged before about the Leeds Food Aid Network but they’ve never made to being resource of the week. They have an excellent Migrants Section of their website which contains details of  Food drop-ins Food parcels for migrants who are destitute Food Provision for Destitute Migrants in East Leeds (Feb 2019) Click Venues and Times to view. […]

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A slightly edited version of Asylum Matters’ Newsletter: New Refugee Resettlement Pledge, NACCOM Move-on report etc

In our continued effort to generate a crease and desist notice from Asylum Matters for ripping off their content, LMP presents their last newsletter in (almost) its entirety. Anyway, please please please subscribe to this newsletter directly by emailing [email protected]  We promise to stop, once there’s a way to link to this info directly. Honest. […]

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helpinleeds.com 2.0 is launched

helpinleeds.com has been updated from the original site, which LASSN launched during Refugee Week in 2016 It still  contains more than 200 places where refugees and asylum seekers can find help in Leeds, is translated into 19 different languages designed with cheap smartphones in mind, so it should look fabulous, no matter how old your […]

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Leeds Homeless Charter Launch, 10th May 2019

What? A chance to hear about the work of the Leeds Homeless Charter and how faith groups, individuals, organisations, institutions and grass root groups are playing their part in tackling homelessness in Leeds. Includes speakers MP Hilary Benn and Deputy Leader of LCC Debra Coupar. When? Fri, May 10, 2019 – 3:45 PM – 5:00 […]

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POLICY/DESTITUTION: Paying for prescriptions and dental treatment if you are an asylum seeker whose appeal rights are exhausted

Mary from Asylum Matters sparked an interesting discussion this week: As some of you may be aware, asylum seekers who are in receipt of Home Office Support or who have an appeal pending are entitled to apply for an HC2, which gives someone full help with health costs. PAFRAS and Red Cross caseworkers apply for […]

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JOB: Director, 36k, Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS)

PAFRAS works with asylum seekers, refugees and the wider community to counter the effects of destitution.  Our work has three main strands: emergency & crisis intervention, specialist casework and integrated mental health support.  PAFRAS leads a busy weekly multi-agency Drop-in where a range of provisions, advice and health services are available for asylum seekers facing […]

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