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Resource of the week: Too much information? Let the Refugee Council help

There’s so much changing at the moment, it’s hard to keep track. Refugee Council continue to produce excellent briefings – like this one which summarises all the main policy changes. Other summaries are available, obv, but this is quite excellent, and we commend it to you. Refugee Council continue to produce excellent briefings – like […]

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Asylum Matters update 22th July 2021 – Bill second reading, resources for asylum support rates review and more

another update from Asylum Matters Ongoing Advocacy Nationality and Borders Bill/ New Plan for Immigration This week the Nationality and Borders Bill passed second reading in the House of Commons with 366 MPs voting in favour and 265 voting against. The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, introduced the Bill by noting that the Government was acting […]

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STOP THE SCAN: Police use of mobile fingerprinting technology for immigration enforcement

In June 2021, The Racial Justice Network and Yorkshire Resists in conjunction with Queen Mary University of London released  a new report written to draw attention to the national use of the Biometric Services Gateway (mobile fingerprinting) by police forces. The report discusses issues that arose from new data obtained through a Freedom of Information […]

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Between a rock and a hard place: Structural Vulnerabilities, Resilience and Migrant Communities-led responses to COVID-19 in West Yorkshire

Today the Racial Justice Network and Yorkshire Resists in conjunction with Queen Mary University of London and with financial support from Huddersfield University have released a new report written to draw attention to the experiences of migrant communities within West Yorkshire. The report discusses issues that arose from being caught between a rock and hard […]

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Leeds University publish study on bereavement support to people from diverse communities

Grieving friends and relatives from ethnic minority backgrounds are suffering from a lack of appropriate help to cope with losing a loved one, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say. The scarcity of data on the services that are available means providers do not know how support should be delivered to ensure they are suitable for […]

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Leeds Uni to lead resesarch into Covid-19 and its impact on people from black and other racialised backgrounds

via Lucy at NACCOM Beginning this month, the 18-month project will explore how emergency COVID-19 powers are disproportionately impacting people from BAME backgrounds and how the pandemic is affecting care and caring, as well as mental and physical health and wellbeing across all ages. Using their findings, the team will make recommendations to policymakers on […]

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Job: Peer and Community Researcher Opportunity, FT £27-£29k – Migration Yorkshire, closing date 14th June 2021

Migration Yorkshire is recruiting peer researchers and community researchers to work on some exciting research projects (as part of the Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber project). Job title: Community researcher Organisation: Migration Yorkshire [Leeds City Council] Location: Leeds Website: https://www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk Salary: SO1 – £27,741.00 – £29,577.00 Additional information: Fixed term to 31 December 2022 Closing date: 11.59 pm on 14 June 2021 […]

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