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Lift the Ban: Support the Campaign to allow asylum seekers to work, and sign the petition

via Pascale at Refugee Action Please spread the word and promote this campaign. Loads of amazing organisations have come together to support Lifting the Ban to work for asylum seekers. See below for links to articles and videos and remember to sign the petition: https://refugee-action.org.uk/addyourvoice.  Right now, right here in the UK, people seeking asylum are banned […]

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CityConnect Cycles Project offering free cycle training & bike maintenance courses

Nick Hutton, and Darren Mirefield are the new Cycling Development Officers at BikeRight! which is providing the CityConnect Cycles Project. The CityConnect Cycles Project offer amazing free cycle training and bike maintenance courses offer. CityConnect Cycles Offer: Free cycle training and maintenance courses, for anyone 16+, from beginner too advanced including route planning and journey accompaniment, […]

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Are you using Whatsapp at work?

This is an opinion piece written by Jon Beech from Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network, who also moderates the LMP website. In case it’s not clear, Leeds Migration Partnership are not endorsing a particular app.   TL;DR If you’re using Whatsapp for work, you’re probably breaking the law and you need to find an alternative. […]

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Resource of the week #38: Funding Leeds

If your group or org ever struggles to find the money to do what it does – be sure to look at  http://www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/lcc No – it’s not the most catchy web address, but you can bookmark it. You can also do quite whizzy things with the site, like set up automatic reminders based on topics […]

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Q2 2018 Asylum Stats

The immigration statistics for the second quarter, April to June, of 2018 (Q2) have been released today. Key asylum figures are below and you can find the data tables here.  Applications:  In Q2 of 2018 there were 6,584 asylum applications, compared to 6,713 om Q1. In the last year (2017 Q3 – 2018 Q2) there were […]

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Asylum Accommodation: Yorkshire Councils Speak Out

Stolen from from the latest briefing by AsylumMatters: Local Authority leaders from Yorkshire and Humberside wrote a joint letter to Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, warning that the current procurement process for the new asylum accommodation contracts risks “catastrophic failure” after it was revealed over the summer that there were no successful bids for the contract […]

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English Language Learning in Leeds news update

As we’ve previously reported Leeds was successful in a bid to the Controlling Migration Fund at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to develop a city ESOL strategy and an English learning through activity community grants programme. Communities Team of Leeds City Council have recently recruited successful candidates to lead this area of […]

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