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2 New Resources of the Week

The Unique Selling Point of the LMP Blog is that it is always focused on Leeds and always focuses on Migration. There are loads of other Blogs and sites (eg that cover national issues, campaigns and offer advice etc. But, it’s been ages since we posted any resources of the week, and a few […]

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Asylum Matter’s Fortnightly C-19 Briefing 10th November 2020

via Mary at Asylum Matters Ongoing advocacy Research and reports Home Office and Government developments Resources and what we’ve been reading Events, jobs and training Ongoing advocacy Asylum Support Rates As you will have heard, ministers have completed the latest review of asylum support rates and are increasing payments by just 3p a week, to […]

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New translated guide to banking – Nov 2020

Refugee Council has recently published a ‘Guide to Banking’, available in the following languages (click here for translations): English Arabic Farsi Kurdish Tigrinya Pashto The guide covers the following: how bank accounts work in the UK, the documents that banks require applicants to provide, how to make an application for a new account and tips […]

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Refugee Council Infoline: 0808 196 7272

The Refugee Council are delivering a freephone Infoline across England. The Refugee Council’s Infoline aims to connect refugees and people seeking asylum with organisations who can help. This is a short term project to support people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Infoline launched on the 1st October 2020 in response to the needs of refugees […]

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Mafwa Theatre Mental Health Resource

Hello folks, We thought we would share our mental health resource which we share with the Mafwa Theatre group every couple of months. We’ve tried to strip back as much information as possible to make it as accessible as possible. If any women you know could do with a mental health boost, our weekly drama […]

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NACCOM’s new normal – a bunch of resources for destitution focused orgs (and more besides) 30th September 2020

Top resources here from Paul at NACCOM. In the words of 2nd Leiutenant Jake Janson… Digital capacity Guidance on Zoom calls – UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) UKLGIG has shared the brief guidance they have developed for the use of Zoom calls targeted to staff and clients. These can be accessed here: Zoom […]

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Volunteering Among Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Leeds – a report with recommendations

Truly excellent report from Beth Kay (via Voluntary Action Leedsa) into the state of play in Leeds, drawing on a load of research done with some of the larger refugee and asylum focused organisations in Leeds. Essential reading for anyone involved the recruitment and deployment of volunteers in Leeds  The Abstract Reads This qualitative sociological […]

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