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Free Webinar Training on Asylum Support from ASAP

via Mike at Still Human, Still Here ASAP are offering free Webinar Training –  Introduction to Asylum Support for Beginners. This will take place on 31 October 2016 from 2.00pm – 3.30pm. It will provide participants with no/limited experience of working with asylum seekers with an overview of the asylum support system, and help them […]

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Alternatives to detention – report from Detention Action

via Mike at Still Human Still Here New report on alternatives to detention In September, Detention Action issued a new report, Without Detention: Opportunities for Alternatives, which outlines how the use of detention could be avoided through prioritising meaningful engagement with migrants over harmful and costly enforcement. For the full report go to:  

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Home Office phone numbers

West Yorkshire Enforcement Team 0113 386 5680 (open 07:00 – 21:00 hrs 7 days a week) Asylum General Enquiries – 0300 123 2241 Migrant Helpline – 0300 123 2235 Reporting Centre – 0113 3865985 Should you wish to report immigration crime this may be done online anonymously at

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Workshop: Introduction to Commissioning (Thursday 6th October 2016, 9.45 – 12.45 at VAL)

This workshop is aimed at voluntary and community groups to help them find out about funding  available from Leeds City Council, NHS CCGs and other public sector organisations who buy in services through grants and contracts.  Learn about the commissioning process where community needs are assessed in order to achieve better outcomes for local communities […]

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Govt Funding: for counter-extremism and combating hate crime

Building a Stronger Britain Together programme: the new Counter Extremism ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together programme’ fund was launched on Friday.  Groups can bid for in kind support (up to £75,000) and grant funding (up to £50,000). Full guidance is available here: Hate Crime Community Projects: a new fund has been launched to develop […]

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Awareness Raising and How to Do it – 3rd Nov 2016

Refugee Council, Leeds City of Sanctuary and West Yorkshire Playhouse present… A workshop to share ideas about how to raise awareness about asylum issues and improve your presentation skills. On the day we want to learn from each other please bring your stories, tips, songs, poems, favourite methods of engaging an audience etc. Where? West […]

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