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Asylum Matters – Y&H Update: fortnightly developments on COVID-19 and asylum 16th March 2021

Ongoing advocacy Urgent Action! – #CloseTheBarracks Day of Action Friday 19th March Alongside our friends at Refugee Action, Freedom from Torture, Detention Action, and Choose Love, we’re planning a day of action on asylum accommodation this Friday 19th March. Throughout the day, people and organisations across the UK will meet with their MPs to call for […]

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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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Migration Yorkshire – Policy Update January 2021

“An overview of the latest statistics, policy, and research on migration issues affecting partner organizations in Yorkshire and Humber.” It’s 15 pages of excellence but for those of you with limited time, they’ve very helpfully included a summary For the first time the Office for National Statistics (ONS) did not publish national net migration figures, […]

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Fortnightly update from Asylum Matters 3rd Feb 2021

Ongoing advocacy Asylum accommodation There have been even more horrific stories of the conditions in both Napier and Penally barracks where people seeking asylum are being housed. Despite repeated warnings about the unsuitability of the overcrowded sites – particularly during COVID-19 – there was an outbreak of the virus in Napier. Immigration Minister Chris Philps […]

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New Home Office Reporting Centre Numbers for Sheffield and Leeds – Jan 2021

Both Sheffield & Leeds Reporting Centres now have new telephone numbers for public callers Leeds            0300 1065267           [email protected] Sheffield        0300 0738248           [email protected] These numbers are available 09:30 – 14:30 Monday – Friday inclusive “Please note: these are for Reporting Centre queries only – we are not able to provide updates etc on individual […]

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Home Office Windrush Compensation Scheme Inquiry

The Home Office Windrush Compensation Scheme Inquiry is available to examine the design and implementation of the Windrush Compensation Scheme and the support that is provided to individuals through the ‘Windrush Scheme: support in exceptional circumstances’ policy. It aims to understand whether these schemes are operating effectively for people who apply and whether changes are […]

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Weekly update from Strategic Migration Partnership (Migration Yorkshire) and Home Office 26th November 2020

Numbers of new arrivals into asylum accommodation have reduced slightly recently. Asylum Intake remains steady. Home Office focussed on procurement. The need to source contingency accommodation sites has slowed as a result. Home Office are looking at the new tiered restrictions and how this impacts contract deliverables. Initially, they feel the new restrictions shouldn’t impact […]

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Asylum Matter’s Fortnightly C-19 Briefing 10th November 2020

via Mary at Asylum Matters Ongoing advocacy Research and reports Home Office and Government developments Resources and what we’ve been reading Events, jobs and training Ongoing advocacy Asylum Support Rates As you will have heard, ministers have completed the latest review of asylum support rates and are increasing payments by just 3p a week, to […]

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Reporting during lockdown 2.0 – November 2020

via Migrants Organise Unfortunately, the Home Office has made the decision to maintain physical reporting during this lockdown. It is still not a return to normal, but from our informal conversations with them, they will likely enforce it on foreign national offenders and individuals who they think are vulnerable and require a check-in. The Home […]

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