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Asylum Matters Advocacy and Campaigning – 21st May 2024

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Rwanda and the Illegal Migration Act The Rwanda policy took another upsetting turn with the Home Office issuing new guidance which expands the group of people who can be removed to Rwanda to include anyone whose asylum claim has been refused, withdrawn or treated as withdrawn and don’t have an ongoing […]

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Banks and the Hostile Environment – A guide to removing banking services for people unable to prove their right to remain

The LMP Blog has occasionally hosted guidance for migrants wishing to open bank accounts eg the Bank training from LASSN or this from Chapeltown CA on opening a Bank Account.  UK Gov have issued new ‘Guidance for banks and building societies on carrying out immigration checks on current account holders’ and making it clear that “a disqualified person is […]

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Asylum Matters Advocacy Update – 2nd May 2024

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Rwanda The Safety of Rwanda Bill has been passed and government announced plans to begin the preparations for deportations with an expectation that flights would leave in 10-12 weeks. Sunday saw the government announce that arrests will commence, with commentary suggesting this has been timed around the Local Elections.  It has […]

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RETAS is OISC Registered

RETAS are delighted to announce our recent OISC regulation registration. Recognised by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, we are now able to deliver: Level One advice regarding Immigration: Asylum and Protection Level Two advice regarding Asylum and Protection Specifically, our registration means we are able to deliver specific and specialised advice and guidance […]

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Resource of the week – Info around the detention of asylum seekers/Rwanda deportations, April 24

At today’s LMP Strategy group, there was a brief discussion of the Rwanda Bill, and the almost complete absence of a plan for how the new legislation will be enacted.  The following resources have been collated by NACCOM and we have shamelessly cut and pasted them here, in an attempt to fill the void that’s […]

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Women’s fitness/exercise classes, with Polish speakers, Armley – April – June 2024

My name is Tobie and I work as an Inclusion coordinator for Leeds mental wellbeing service. I am doing some outreach work focusing on Mental health awareness week, physical activity and the eastern European community. One of our Mental health support workers runs a free fitness class in Armley for women. Although this is not […]

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Regional Report on Migration [April 2024] – from Migration Yorkshire

Another excellent summary from Migration Yorkshire Finally, as part of our ongoing experiments with AI, we asked Chat GPT to summarise what’s changed and what remains the same between this report and the one issued by Migration Yorkshire in April 2023  This is how ChatGPT described things (unedited)  Changes: Migration Statistics and Trends: The Home […]

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Leeds Homes for Ukraine Newsletter Issue 5 – April 2024

Please see attached the fifth issue of the Leeds Homes for Ukraine Newsletter. This newsletter includes important updates on policy and government guidance, our progress in delivering the scheme in Leeds and useful info for hosts, guests, and partners in the city. If you have any questions, feedback, or contributions for future issues, please do […]

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