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Resource of the week #100: ESOL resources for reducing energy costs

We finally made the century, and we’re celebrating with this cracking set of ESOL resources around reducing energy costs produced by Greening Wingrove. This will also be the last of the numbered ROTWs. We’ll still post resources weekly, but we’re ditching the the numbering system as it’s actually a lot more confusing that you might imagine […]

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Asylum Matters guides to AASC and AIRE contracts

Asylum Matters have developed resources focusing on the Asylum Accommodation and Support Contract (AASC) and the Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility (AIRE) contract. The aim of these resources is to support frontline organisations to help people seeking asylum to understand their rights under the new contracts. We have created two posters which clearly set out the service […]

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Resource of the week #99: University of East London’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Portal for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

A massive resource, created and curated by a single person: Dr Farkhondeh Farsimadan at the University of East London. Don’t be surprised if some of the links here appear as future resources of the week. It’s a massive collection, and well worth a dig about  The resources include: Resources on Refugee & Asylum Seeking Children […]

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Universities of Sanctuary Conference Write-up and Mapping Opportunities for Forced Migrant Students

Presentations and a write-up of the first annual Universities of Sanctuary Conference at York St John University on 4 September are available here https://universities.cityofsanctuary.org/get-involved/uosconference. Dr Rebecca Murray also wanted to draw attention to the Mapping Opportunities available for forced migrant students at UK universities: Sanctuary Scholarships report, published last month 

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Resource of the week #96: Rights and expectations: a Home Office guide for Asylum Seekers.

“This guide is for asylum seekers staying in temporary accommodation while their claim for asylum is being assessed, explaining UK rights and expectations and contains important information about: UK culture, values and law health and welfare services staying safe and getting support” You can find links to all these guides here – translated into  Albanian […]

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UPDATE Volunteering opportunities with refugees and asylum-seekers in the city from LCoS

via Tina at Leeds City of Sanctuary Following the  session I delivered last night, here is information about current volunteer opportunities with R&AS in the city. It is lengthy but certainly not exhaustive! If you would like your volunteer role to be included for the next session please send me the details. Please share this […]

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Resource of the week #94: New indices of multiple deprivation released + Migration Observatory’s new Local Data Guide

The new indices of multiple deprivation were released on 26th September. These are often called the “£1 billion dataset” due to the decisions that are made using them. You can access this data via the handy tool below: http://dclgapps.communities.gov.uk/imd/iod_index.html You can search by income deprivation, employment deprivation, education deprivation, health, crime, barriers to housing and […]

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