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Free food & clothes – Vegan Feast every 3rd Thursday at Mill Hill, 6pm-8pm

In association with the Mill Hill Chapel and Project SOS Homelessness Leeds the Interfaith Vegan Alliance presents The Great Vegan Feast which welcomes anyone and everyone experienceing social exclusion or affected by poverty (such as those #SleepingRough, #Refugees, #AsylumSeekersand #Migrants) to come enjoy some good wholesome plant based food for optimum nutrition and good health. […]

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Govt statement on asylum accommodation

again via Mike at Still Human, Still here   On 8 December 2016, The Minister of State for Immigration, Robert Goodwill MP, announced in a written statement (HCWS335) that the current accommodation contracts will be extended until 2019.   For full details go to: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2016-12-08/HCWS335

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Q3 2016 asylum stats

Update from Mike at Still Human, Still Here   Applications: In Q3, there were 7,146 asylum applications, compared with 7,810 in Q2   Decisions: There were 6,067 initial decisions in Q3, of which 23% were grants of asylum (1,426) and 2% were grants of HP/DL (140). This compares with 6,185 initial decisions in Q2, of […]

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Mythbusting Mythbusting

A great resource from British Future a couple of years ago, with evidence suggesting that “mythbusting” activities might be counter-productive. Here’s the small version and the XL versions of the same document

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Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organization

via Andrew Rathbone of WYDAN and LRF The Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organization mentioned at today’s Migration Partnership have a great website http://ikwro.org.uk/about-us/ourservices/ and two 24 hour helplines Arabic & Kurdish Farsi, Dari & Turkish aimed at people affected by “Honour”-based violence, domestic violence, forced marriage and FGM.

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Virtual ATM/Hole in the Wall/Cashpoint

We heard at today’s Leeds Migration Partnership about the roll-out of ASPEN (Asylum Support Enablement) cards. Not everyone issued with an ASPEN will have used an ATM/Hole in the Wall/Cashpoint before.  The Red Cross have produced a side of A4 on how to use an ATM which we’ll post when we get a digital copy.  […]

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