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Meeting about support to people living in Hotels – Friday 11th March 16:30-17:30

Adapted from an email by Duncan at Refugee Council Over the past few weeks we have spoken with a number of partners about the growing number of people (mainly single men) who are being accommodated in hotels in Leeds whilst they wait for a decision on their asylum claim from the Home Office. Since the […]

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Smart Health Inclusion Peer AdvocateS (SHIPS) – Deadline January 31st 2022

Bevan’s successful SHIPS (Smart Health Inclusion Peer Advocates) programme is recruiting another cohort of volunteers to take part in training which enables them to become Peer Advocates with lived experience. SHIPS are looking to recruit individuals who have lived experienced of being either homelessness, seeking asylum or have refugee status.  The peer support service aims […]

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Afghan Emergency ‘bridging accommodation’ – November update

In the wake of the Afghan crisis, emergency ‘bridging accommodation’ was set up in hotels and other accommodation, such as, student housing, serviced apartments across the UK. These are being used by the Home Office as temporary transit accommodation as families’ needs are assessed and more permanent accommodation is found.  The accommodation maybe anywhere in […]

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LMP Strategy Group: Wednesday 8th September 2021 10am -12pm

Come along and make YOUR priorities a priority for LMP. “The most enjoyable strategy meeting you’ll attend this side of Christmas. No grids or Red Amber Green traffic light ratings. No Key Performance Indicators or milestones, and no-one hassling you to do stuff you’re not that bothered about” The Agenda and joining instructions can be found […]

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Weekly updates from Home Office, 5th August 2021

HO/SMP weekly COVID call 05.08.2021 Negative cessations: A lot of cases have been reviewed. 250 discons have been issued over past 2 weeks. Home Office have started issuing s4 review letters and first s4 discons will happen in mid-late August. If LAs have specific requests/pressures they can use the general resumption inbox to raise them […]

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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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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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Negative cessations – IMPORTANT UPDATE May 2021

Update on negative cessations: Section 95 discontinuations have commenced. There’s a cap of 175 evictions nationally, until Step 3 of government’s roadmap (“Not before 17th May“). Home Office won’t remove this in practice until round 1 month later. Service Users have started receiving discontinuation letters. Home Office working through cases and allocating discontinuations where appropriate. […]

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LMP Zoom Catch Up Tuesday 6th April 2021 12:30-13:45

Apologies for the lack of notice – although we’ve been running these for over a year we forgot that there was one coming up after the Bank Holiday Join us for our fortnightly lunchtime session. Where we have a general chat about what’s up in Leeds check-in with one another share new developments As usual, […]

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