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Service update: RETAS information videos

RETAS volunteers have created a series of short information videos in community languages. These videos explain how to contact our advisers while the office is closed, and what services we can offer. Videos in Kurdish (Sorani), Arabic, Farsi, Tigrigna and Amharic are now available on the homepage of our website. https://retasleeds.weebly.com/ Our advisers are available […]

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New Roots Project Updates

The New Roots project is continuing to provide telephone-based and online support for refugees in Leeds. New Roots is a partnership project involving RETAS, Refugee Council and PATH Yorkshire. The following support is currently available: Engage – Move-on and crisis advice, general housing/benefits/finance advice, Level 1 Immigration Advice Connect – Facebook group for sharing of […]

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MEMEC – About us – Contact us – Virtual Conversation Classes

Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Community (MEMEC) is re-delivering daily their Virtual ESOL and Conversation Classes, to students of different English levels, from different cities, backgrounds and status from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm starting from 1st of June 2020. Women Only and Men Only classes are available. MEMEC is also supporting destitute, asylum seekers, refugees and migrants […]

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Funeral arrangements & guidance – from LCC and Central Gov: 17th April 2020

It’s a bit grim, but we have to talk about this stuff eventually.  Guidance has been issued by central government regarding holding safe funerals. The key points from this guidance are summarised as follows: Funeral Directors and Faith Leaders are advised to restrict the number of mourners who attend funerals, so a safe distance of […]

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Third Sector Leeds – Daily Coronavirus Updates

Have you seen the number of emails dropping off in recent weeks? Not enough information? At a loose end? Third Sector Leeds are publishing a daily update, which pulls together everything you need to know about the C-19/Coronavirus response in Leeds. It includes Information about city strategy Key service changes that could effect communities Information […]

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Service Update: Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network, 25th March 2020

LASSN’s volunteer support continues – although we have changed the ways in which this support is delivered. All social groups, recruitment and training events have been suspended for the time being We are advising volunteers to think about how they can continue to support folks, in light of social distancing guidelines If this isn’t possible […]

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