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Leeds Dads Autumn Forest School: free places available for asylum seekers

Leeds Dads are teaming up with TOES (Tiny Outdoor Explorers) to offer a free outdoor Forestry Activity session on Saturday mornings at Meanwood Valley Farm. There are 2 sessions each day – Saturday 9th & Saturday 16th October. The first session runs from 9:45am-11am and the 2nd session is 11:45am-1pm. 3 family places are being reserved for each session, […]

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Asylum Matters Yorkshire and Humber update: 16th September 2021

Thanks as usual to Asylum Matters for such an excellent briefing, which as usual, we produce in full Ongoing advocacy #Anti-Refugee Bill Campaigners and others continue to point out how the measures in the Government’s Nationality and Borders Bill – or anti-refugee bill –  will impact on all people seeking sanctuary in the UK, including […]

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Callout for musicians: Opera North’s first ‘Theatre of Sanctuary Open Mic Night’ on Tuesday 26 October at 7.15pm

We’re delighted to let you know that we’re presenting Opera North’s first ‘Theatre of Sanctuary Open Mic Night’ on Tuesday 26 October at 7.15pm.  The evening will be hosted by Thandanani Gumede, and will include music by the fantastic Stone Flowers (, a Manchester based collective of musicians and who have fled torture and violence.   We have three 10 minute slots […]

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Helping health services to understand and tackle health inequalities: 10th September – 11th October 2021

Are you bothered by the continuing level of extreme health inequalities in Leeds? A group of organisations (Leeds Asylum Seekers, MESMAC, Basis Yorkshire, Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange) are trying to help our local NHS to really learn from the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees, sex workers, Gypsies and Travellers, and LGBTQ+ people, particularly […]

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Youth Employment Training: Information Session 11th Aug at 1pm – Connecting Opportunities

Do you support young migrants who are looking for work in Yorkshire & Humber? Connecting Opportunities is holding an online Q&A session focused on youth training opportunities. We have speakers from four brilliant organisations who are currently delivering employment programmes for people up to the age of 30 years. The session is open to both […]

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Refugee and asylum seeker Mental Health survey, July 2021

The Leeds Clinical Commissioning  Group (CCG) are proposing increasing Community Mental Health services in Leeds and there is a Refugee and Asylum Seeker element. Fill the survey by clicking this link Please give your opinion on: how might mainstream services attract more Refugees and Asylum Seekers Whether you think the current Mental Health services providing […]

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Events in Leeds – a new online timetable for social and wellbeing activities in Leeds

Leeds City of Sanctuary, Refugee Council, and the Leeds Migration Partnership are proud to announce a new timetable for social and wellbeing activities in Leeds, aimed at people seeking asylum and refuge in Leeds. Click on the picture of the phone to find details of online and offline activities, which can be searched by topic/area/theme […]

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