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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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Resource of the week #77: VisualPing – get emails whenever your favourite website updates

Keeping track of updates on websites can be difficult, especially if the site doesn’t use things like RSS or automatically post changes on Twitter. We’ve recently discovered a lovely website called http://visualping.io which will email you when a website has been /changed updated.  Just select the area you want to keep track of, enter your […]

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Resource of the Week #76: Social Activities & Support

At RETAS we have developed some resources using a tool called Padlet on which we have been displaying recurring social activities and support groups for signposting refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants. We are trying to expand the use of these and have a number of other organisations now collaborating on this.  Here are […]

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Resource of the week #74: Women’s Lives Leeds

Women’s Lives Leeds is a unique partnership of eleven women and girls organisations from across Leeds. Between us we have specialisms in domestic violence, mental health, sexual health, sex work, trafficking, substance misuse, child sexual exploitation and education. The have com together to  Ensure that the most vulnerable woman and girls have improved and extended […]

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Helping European Economic Area (EEA) & Swiss residents to protect their rights after Brexit – Factsheet from NRPF Network

via Ewa at Migration Yorkshire No Recourse to Public Fund (NRPF) Network has produced a very useful factsheet on EU Settlement Scheme, settled status and access to benefits. The factsheet clarifies that having settled status is sufficient to meet a right to reside requirement for benefit purposes. Therefore, if you have clients who are EU […]

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Resource of the week #72: Cultural Atlas – 68 cultural profiles

We’ve previously posted some resources designed to help people understand more about the socio-political background/situations of different countries around the world.   This week’s resource is slightly different – an Australian resource, which attempts to give short, pithy summaries about understanding culture, manners and other things. It’s designed to help people connect more rapidly with friends […]

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The Leeds Migration Map has been updated!

The Leeds Migration Map – displays the spread and diversity of new and existing communities in Leeds at a local level. It provides understanding of population changes and trends alongside wider contextual information to support the meeting of need for the diverse population of Leeds. Migration Map It’s been available on the Leeds Observatory for […]

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Resource of the week #71: patientsnotpassports.co.uk – a toolkit to help resist immigration checks and upfront charging within the NHS

We’ve just found out about https://patientsnotpassports.co.uk/ “A toolkit designed to support you in advocating for people facing charges for NHS care, and in taking action to end immigration checks and upfront charging in the NHS.” The words are from www.docsnotcops.co.uk www.medact.org www.migrantsorganise.org and the website itself is designed by the hugely wonderful @rsslldnphy who used […]

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