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Home Office Welcome Guide for new refugees – but not quite the final versions…

The Home Office has published a welcome guide for new refugees. The guide has been adapted from the one that is provided to refugees arriving through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. It contains useful information about how to make contact with the services that can help refugees once they have been granted refugee or Humanitarian […]

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Resource of the week #87: Home Office Indicators of Integration Framework 2nd version 2019

The Home Office has recently released (June 2019) the second version of the Indicators of Integration, first released in 2004.  The framework is intended to provide ‘practical ways to design more effective strategies, monitor services and evaluate integration interventions’.  It is encouraging that integration is recognised as a shared responsibility and works on the assumption […]

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Resource of the week #85: BMA resource to help Drs and Medics understand more about Refugees and Asylum Seekers

The BMA has published a refugee and asylum seeker health resource to help doctors understand their specific health needs and how to overcome common barriers when accessing healthcare. https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/ethics/refugee-and-asylum-seekers-health-resource It contains links to useful resources and relevant organisations. Why not tell your GP about it – next time you’re there? And, whilst you’re at it, […]

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Resource of the Week #79: Applying Women Centred Principles to your work with Migrant Women

This week WomenCentre launched Applying Women Centred Principles at The Hepworth Wakefield. Here is a link to WomenCentre’s website where the report is available in PDF: https://womencentre.org.uk/connecting-opportunities/applying-women-centred-principles-report/   Further, broader info about women centred working is available here: https://womencentre.org.uk/connecting-opportunities/about-women-centred-working-with-women-migrants/ And finally, here is a link to a recent briefing about women centres and why they […]

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helpinleeds.com 2.0 is launched

helpinleeds.com has been updated from the original site, which LASSN launched during Refugee Week in 2016 It still  contains more than 200 places where refugees and asylum seekers can find help in Leeds, is translated into 19 different languages designed with cheap smartphones in mind, so it should look fabulous, no matter how old your […]

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