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Services: Driving Theory lessons, Armley Women’s Walking Group, Finnish Fair – brought to you by Touchstone

New stuff from Touchstone English for driving theory: a free weekly session to help people develop their English skills in preparation for taking their driving theory test. This is up and running as of today and is every Wednesday, 10am-12.30pm at New Wortley Community Centre. The session is volunteer-led, but the MAP+ team facilitating session […]

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SERVICE: Welcome boxes comes back to Leeds

via Emily Holden “I’m delighted to let you know that Welcome Boxes is now getting started again in Leeds. WELCOME BOXES is an excellent way for newly-arrived asylum seekers and refugees to meet local people and find their way around the local area. Trained volunteers deliver a box filled with small gifts and local information […]

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SERVICES: STORM Legal Support Service

*content lifted from Leeds BME Hub newsletter* “Legal Support Services We are aware that many vulnerable and BME people throughout the Leeds community struggle with navigating the processes for accessing appropriate services for their independent well-being and may need support.   The STORM Legal Support Service provides free support and service in matters of civil […]

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SERVICES: AIRE (Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility) contract awarded to Migrant Help

“Migrant Help is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the AIRE (Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility) contract, to support people seeking asylum in the UK. The contract includes a number of new elements, including post-decision period and issue reporting. We are looking forward to working with everyone, including local authorities and stakeholders in […]

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SERVICES: African Rainbow Family – LGBTIQ support for BAME groups, including refugees

African Rainbow Family (ARF) is a non-for-profit charitable organisation that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people of African heritage and the wider Black Asian Minority Ethnic groups. ARF was established in 2014 by a lesbian refugee in the wake of some Commonwealth countries in Africa’s toxic and draconian anti-gay laws; persecutions […]

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