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Asylum Matters advocacy update – 6 July 2022

1. Ongoing advocacy Fight the Anti-Refugee Laws On 28 June, a number of cruel measures in the Nationality and Borders Act came into effect (see section 2 below for further detail), meaning it has never been more important to challenge these anti-refugee laws.  The Fight the Anti-Refugee Laws pledge has now been signed by 28 […]

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Free Webinars and Training from PAFRAS, Social Worker without Borders and Migration Yorkshire – April 2022

from Ally at PAFRAS Just to inform you of some free training sessions we are delivering in April 2022. This training has been co-produced by young people going through the asylum process. Please circulate among your networks!  The objectives for the sessions:  An understanding of the impact of the proposed plans in the Nationality & Borders Bill The […]

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LMP Chat: 1st June 2021 – 45 mins of LMP updates/chat, then 30 on Leeds Hardship Fund for Destitute Asylum Seekers

Apologies for some of the confusion over the last couple of meetings – today’s LMP Chat should be a return to normal We meet Today, Tuesday 1st June 12:30 for 45 mins of LMP updates/chat, and then from 13:15 for 30mins discussing the Leeds Hardship Fund for Destitute Asylum Seekers, and whether or not it […]

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Right to Remain Toolkit on EEA nationals

New section for EEA nationals, updated in light of the end of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.  This page now looks at applying to the Settled Status scheme if you’re an EEA national and in the UK before 11pm on 31 December 2020. The page has information on Pre-Settled Status, Settled Status, if you’re […]

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Asylum Matters – Policy update Feb 2020

Edited highlights of Asylum Matters’ most recent newsletter 1. Migrant Help Update on the AIRE Contract Migrant Help has issued a further update on the performance of its AIRE service – see attached. The letter notes that call answer times into the First Response Centre (FRC) have been at an average of under one minute […]

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Escape to Safety Exhibition

  Find out more here   Leeds Trinity University, in partnership with Leeds Development Education Centre, is proud to host Global Link’s Escape to Safety Exhibition, from Monday 21 to Thursday 24 October 2019, on campus. Students, staff, partners and friends of the University are invited to attend the interactive, multi-media installation that enables […]

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Transition to AASC and AIRE contracts in Yorkshire & Humberside – from Asylum Matters

On 8th August, Yorkshire & Humberside transitioned onto the new AIRE (advice, issue-reporting and eligibility) and AASC (accommodation & support) contracts, meaning the services delivered by Migrant Help and Mears respectively under these new contracts are now live in our region. AIRE This means that service users living in Yorkshire & Humberside should contact the […]

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