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Weekly Home Office Update 15/7/21

Weekly update from Home Office and Strategic Migration Partnership call on 15th July 2021. Over 800 new arrivals claiming asylum over the last weekend which means that work is continuing rapidly to stand up hotels.  Work ongoing to consider other potential accommodation. A significant amount need to be moved from detention to be legally compliant […]

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LMP Zoom Chat on 15th June 2021 will host Migration & Homelessness Working Group

Migration and Homelessness Action Group (Part of the Leeds Migration Partnership) Tuesday 15th June, 12:30 – 1.45pm The LMP meeting will start at 12.30 and the Homeless Charter agenda will run from 12.45 till 1.45pm. The minutes from the last meeting are here. Homeless Charter Agenda:  Lived experience stories and actions Supporting people with No […]

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Leeds Hardship Fund for Destitute Asylum Seekers – Steering Group 10am 11th June 2021

As discussed at the last LMP catch-up meeting – Steering Group Members need to decide if the Hardship Fund has a role to play in easing destitution in Leeds over Summer 2021. Please find attached the Hardship Arrangements for 2020-21 – (how people accessed it last year) the report for the last winter 2020-2021 and […]

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Asylum support: all negative cessations (evictions) are currently halted – 17th May 2021

Important news re cessation and refusals of asylum support via ASAP and Vicky at Migration Yorkshire All negative cessations are currently halted. In an unexpected turn of events, the court has granted an injunction preventing the Home Office from making any decision under the most recent cessation policy (see email from Alice on 26th April […]

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Project 17 – Free Training on families and EEA Nationals who have NRPF – Jun Aug – 2021

Project 17 are publicising new training sessions. Details are below and on their website. Local authority support for families with No Recourse to Public Funds (free) Understanding ‘no recourse to public funds’ Identifying immigration status and entitlements Support for families: section 17 of the Children Act 1989 Child in need assessments and human rights assessments […]

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Update on Negative Cessations

Please find attached the Home Office policy statement on cessations which was recently provided to the court in relation to an ongoing case regarding s.4 discontinuations. Although this document is in the public domain and can be shared widely, we must make clear that it only outlines the Home Office’s policy approach and that as […]

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Asylum Matters: Y&H update: fortnightly developments on Covid-19 and asylum 4th March 2021

Please see below recent updates relating to Covid-19 and its impact on asylum and migration, including a few regional updates at the end. Ongoing advocacy Asylum accommodation The Home Office’s decision to house people seeking asylum in army barracks has remained under intense scrutiny, as campaigners and politicians continue to fight to #CloseTheBarracks. Hundreds joined […]

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