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My Pregnancy during COVID-19

The Leeds Maternity Voices Partnership is a local NHS working group: a team of parent representatives, commissioners and providers, and volunteers working together to review and contribute to the development and improvement of local maternity services. The Partnership is currently running a survey on experiences of maternity services during the pandemic and would like to […]

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Digital inclusion for asylum seekers and refugees – a guide from Refugee Action

An excellent guide to all the learning that’s been produced over the last couple of months around getting folks online, from Refugee Action. From dongles to data plans, how to complete an assessment of digital needs, and this excellent digital inclusion online handbook this resource is pretty comprehensive and well worth a look, especially if […]

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Third Sector Resilience Survey by Voluntary Action Leeds

Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) are inviting third sector organisations to feedback information regarding their current position. This information will help build a picture of the issues faced by the third sector during Covid-19. The Third Sector Survey is open until next Friday, 8th May, and can be accessed through the link below:    

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Asylum Matters weekly update on Covid-19 w/c 6th April 2020

All killer, no filler. Sent out on Good Friday, published the Tuesday after because the LMP website’s been down Ongoing advocacy initiatives Call on the Home Secretary for full support for all destitute asylum seekers On Monday, in an article in The National, Scottish Refugee Council called for an immediate and automatic entitlement to full […]

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Migration Yorkshire: Regional report on Migration issues, Leeds April-June 2020

Please find attached the multi-agency report for Leeds for April-June. We have made the decision to send the reports now rather than wait for meetings or virtual meetings, as we wanted to ensure that everyone had access to relevant information as soon as possible. We will give verbal updates as and when meetings happen this […]

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Looking for Voluntary and Community Sector Workers – Interviews for Study on Refugees’ and Asylum Seekers’ Mental Health Support

Service Provision of Refugees’ and Asylum Seekers Mental Healthcare I am a final year Geography student at the University of Leeds conducting a research project on mental health service provision to refugees and asylum seekers in West Yorkshire. During the research I want to explore the ability of the voluntary and community sector to provide […]

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Refugee Organisations Research

My name is Elpida and I am a third year student at the University of Leeds, (and a volunteer with a number of refugee projects in Leeds) and I am conducting a  research project on refugee organisations. Could you please take 10 minutes of your valuable time to complete my questionnaire in order to help […]

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Lessons Not Learned : The failures of asylum decision-making in the UK

A wide range of credible organisations have researched and analysed the problems with Home Office decision-making in the asylum context. They have made practical recommendations that have not been accepted, have been accepted in principle but not implemented, or which in isolation have not solved the problem. This report examines 50 reports from 17 different […]

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North Yorkshire Health Watch Report – Accessing interpreting services

This report from North Yorkshire Health Watch was referenced at the last LMP Strategy Group. It shares some insightful information from refugees in North Yorkshire about the difficulties in accessing interpreting services within healthcare systems in North Yorkshire and has made some recommendations on how to improve experience and access to  services.

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