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International Organisation for Migration (IOM): Introductory webinar, 25th June 2021

Partnering with the CIOL, the UN Agency International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is offering an introductory webinar for professional linguists working with refugees. Using information and learnings from field work across the world, this session looks at the impact of refugee journeys and cultures of origin. It discusses how this may affect refugee expectations and behaviours, […]

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Project 17 – Free Training on families and EEA Nationals who have NRPF – Jun Aug – 2021

Project 17 are publicising new training sessions. Details are below and on their website. Local authority support for families with No Recourse to Public Funds (free) Understanding ‘no recourse to public funds’ Identifying immigration status and entitlements Support for families: section 17 of the Children Act 1989 Child in need assessments and human rights assessments […]

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Mentorship opportunities for aspiring musicians, dancers and poets

Mentorship opportunities for aspiring musicians, poets and dancers This opportunity is exclusively for Northern artists who experience racism and/or with lived experience of migration, displacement, or the asylum system. The project will provide expert tuition and guidance and help build confidence and provide networking opportunities with other emerging and established artists. We hope it will […]

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Developing Strategic Leadership for under-represented Communities – via Voluntary Action Leeds

Voluntary Action Leeds is starting a new project that aims to support the development of people from underrepresented communities. The project will help underrepresented communities access opportunities to become school governors trustees, as well as support in becoming strategic influencers and improve their own organisations governance structures. And organisations who want to be more diverse […]

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March 2021 calendar of activities for asylum seekers and refugees

Check out the March calendar of activities from organisations across Leeds! Please share with colleagues and people you are working with. Notable additions this month include: Tuesday treats – from Touchstone Know Your Rights course – from DLA Piper/New Roots Energy Saving workshop – from National Energy Action/New Roots Filling in application forms; getting work […]

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Scams and fraud awareness workshops – arrange these for the folks you work alongside, in collaboration with West Yorkshire Trading Standards

via Nick At Chapeltown Citizens Advice West Yorkshire Trading Standards are offering Free SCAMS AND FRAUDS EDUCATION FOR RESIDENTS workshops via Zoom across West Yorkshire. With only 5 months left of the project they are hoping to reach as many residents and partners as possible. Workshops can be tailored to the requirements of your service […]

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Migrants’ Rights Network – Know Your Rights workshop- February 22nd-24th 2021

Migrant Rights Network will be running our Know Your Rights workshop in February (22-24th) which aims to help migrants understand and assert themselves in key areas of everyday life including banking, driving, education, employment, health, housing, social services, detention and deportation and also how to advocate for themselves. The benefit of the workshop is that […]

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SIDE Labs: 6-month Design & No-code Apprenticeships

 SIDE labs are looking for two apprentices to be part of Academy 2021, starting March 1st. You’ll join the SIDE team and learn the core skills of no-code development: discovery, design, development, product management, workshop facilitation and tea drinking. This is knitted together by Webflow, a website creation tool that radically changes the skill set required to deliver impactful […]

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Free Training for beginner level ESOL teachers and volunteers

New to ESOL Teaching Practice? This course is an opportunity for ESOL practitioners and volunteers to work in teaching practice groups with an experienced trainer, to try out practical approaches, techniques and ideas with their learners and to share their insights and experiences. Each teaching practice group of approximately five practitioners will work with an […]

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Leeds Migrant Access Programme Training Programme

Leeds City Council’s Migrant Access Project (MAP) aims to equip people from a range of national, ethnic and/or language backgrounds with skills and knowledge to support new arrivals to Leeds. The team have scheduled training sessions on a variety of subjects throughout January to March 2021 (i.e. writing a funding application, modern slavery and advocacy […]

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Domestic Violence Training for Services

Leeds City Council offer training for organisations working with people who may be at risk of domestic violence. Their training includes information about the following: • Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) • Quality Mark multi-agency and single agency training • Lessons learned from Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) • Sessions for services working with adults […]

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