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Update from Manuel Bravo – 11th Feb 2021

We are currently operating a different, reduced service and will continue to do so until the end of the current lockdown in England. Our phonelines are currently staffed every day between 9am and 11am. Calls made outside this time will be directed to our voicemail and called back as soon as we can. We are […]

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New Roots: Vaccine info sessions for Arabic/Tigrinya/Farsi speakers

Refugee Council New Roots team are hosting vaccine information sessions next week: Wednesday 17th February 10am – Arabic Thursday 18th February 10am – Farsi Friday 19th February 10am – Tigrinya These sessions are an opportunity to ask questions to a health professional in your own language (interpreters available). Contact Amy for more information: [email protected] / […]

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February calendar of activities for refugees and asylum seekers

Check out the February calendar of activities below. Notable extras for this month: Vaccine info sessions (with pharmacist) – Arabic/Farsi/Tigrinya interpreters available Confidence building for Tigrinya speakers Mindful Movement for women Please use contact details on the calendar for more information. If you’d like to add your activities onto the next calendar, please contact [email protected] […]

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Staff Vaccination for Third sector partners

The following information has been shared via the Communities of Interest Network Vaccination: As you will be aware, the national COVID-19 vaccination programme began before Christmas.  Forum Central is been working with partners including our local NHS, Leeds City Council and VAL to ensure that eligible frontline Third Sector health and community social care workers […]

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Feedback from Migrant Help and Customer Feedback Survey -January 21

We are keen to improve the support we provide to service users and would like to encourage feedback from clients. Migrant Help  has produced a feedback survey, to encourage clients to feedback which is anonymous and in 12 different languages. Please see the attached feedback survey information and the  link below, if you can please […]

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New Home Office Reporting Centre Numbers for Sheffield and Leeds – Jan 2021

Both Sheffield & Leeds Reporting Centres now have new telephone numbers for public callers Leeds            0300 1065267           [email protected] Sheffield        0300 0738248           [email protected] These numbers are available 09:30 – 14:30 Monday – Friday inclusive “Please note: these are for Reporting Centre queries only – we are not able to provide updates etc on individual […]

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November calendar of activities

Below is the November calendar of some local activities for refugees and asylum seekers, collated by the New Roots project. Please share with your organisations, volunteers, clients, and anyone else you think might be interested. Groups are run by different organisations so if you need more info please refer to the details on the calendar. […]

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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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