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Resource of the week #37 #ALevels special: A list of all Universities offering #Refugee Scholarships/Bursaries – from STAR

Lots of young people will receive their A Level results this morning. Sadly, for those aiming at University, if they’ve not already sorted funding  – they won’t be able to take up their offer of places this year. But now is exactly the right time to start finding out about funding for 2019/20. Click here or […]

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Resource of the week #36 : Young Refugee Toolkit from The Children’s Society

“Our Refugee Toolkit is for all practitioners who support young refugees, asylum seekers and those who are young carers “Our good practice resource will enable all agencies to stay informed about the needs, rights and entitlements of young refugees and asylum seekers – including those who take on inappropriate caring roles for another person and […]

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Resource of the week #35: e-learning course to raise awareness of torture from redress

via Ewa at Migration Yorkshire “As torture law experts, we at REDRESS have prepared a FREE e-learning course designed for community organisations (and similar organisations) without specialist legal knowledge. The aim is to raise awareness about torture in the international human rights framework, and how this is relevant to migrants and asylum seekers in the […]

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UNSEEN App – modern slavery reporting app

Launched on #WorldDayAgainstTrafficking, the new #UnseenApp from @MSHelpline makes fighting modern slavery easier than ever before. Search ‘Unseen UK’ in app stores now. “The National Crime Agency estimates that there are tens of thousands of people being held in modern slavery in the UK, trapped in situations such as forced labour, domestic servitude or sex […]

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Resource of the week #34: DBS Checks and the Law

The rules around DBS checks for volunteers can be confusing.  To help you decide if a role requires one or not, the Government, on gov.uk website has a tool available that asks you a list of questions about the role. After answering these questions the tool then says whether this role requires a DBS check […]

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Resource of the week #30: Grants for individuals, families and children

Following the popularity of our Act435.org.uk post we thought we’d post all the Grant makers we know about in one post. Search for grants www.turn2us.org.uk This website provides information on benefit entitlement and other grant giving charities. www.disability-grants.org This website provides information on charities that provide grants for disabled people. Croydon Carers Factsheet with 70 different funds […]

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Resource of the week #28: Refugees in Northern Ireland

This week’s resource is a shamelessless rip off from last week’s City of Sanctuary Newsletter. “Embrace Northern Ireland have produced a very handy and accessible handbook aimed at helping locals, faith and other groups and new arrivals navigate the system and know where to find help.” Embedded below is an annotated copy of the handbook […]

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Resource of the week #27: Leeds Migration Map

This is a fantastic resource, which mashes up all kinds of different data about immigration and Leeds:- National Insurance data, Housing Data, Census Data etc etc. It brings together historic data and stuff that’s barely a year old – to create the best picture of migration available.   It has huge potential for helping compile evidence […]

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Resource of the week #26: Migrant Health Guide: Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients for healthcare practitioners

Back in Feb 18, we drew your attention to “Resource of the week #9: Language interpretation: migrant health guide” What we failed to do was to notice that the entire Migrant Health Guide – published by Public Health England in 2011 had just been completely updated.   https://www.gov.uk/topic/health-protection/migrant-health-guide It’s a behemoth of a resource that you can really […]

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#Refugeeswelcome in parks

This project believes that parks are a fantastic part of British culture and heritage, and can play an important role in supporting the wellbeing and integration of refugee and asylum seekers. Leeds has lots of green spaces and parks. #refugeeswelcome in parks In this research we learnt about the ways in which newcomers to our towns […]

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