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Leeds Covid-19 key messages update – 7th October

The latest information about covid-19 testing, self isolation support and local restrictions can be accessed in the links below: Where to go for a test: https://www.leedsccg.nhs.uk/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-where-to-go-for-testing/ Local restrictions are currently in place in Leeds and are outlined here: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/coronavirus/local-rules   Self-isolating: A self-isolating support payment for people who have to self-isolate eligibility criteria and up to […]

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Local Authority support to destitute asylum seekers with NRPF “will be scaled down and end”

Jon Beech from LASSN writes: Regular readers will remember the post we did on Homelessness in Leeds and the potential impact that the end of Everybody In programme would have on destitute asylum seekers with No Recourse to Public Funds. Since then various LMP members have been asking Leeds City Council for a statement of […]

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Activist lawyers respond to recent comments by Home Secretary, Priti Patel

Excellent and thorough response from Duncan Lewis lawyers to recent comments made by Ms Patel in her speech to Conservative party Conference and articles like this in the Mail Online: https://www.duncanlewis.co.uk/news/_Attacks_on_Duncan_Lewis_Solicitors_and_legal_aid_undermine_the_rule_of_law_and_an_individual%E2%80%99s_constitutional_right_to_access_to_justice_(7_October_2020).html    

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Two films from Home and abroad – “What Does Freedom mean to You?” and a Channel 4 News clip on Asylum (feat. folks in Leeds)

‘Refocus MediaLabs‘ are dedicated to equipping asylum seekers on the front lines with media creation skills so they have a platform to showcase stories and work. This film is made in Lesvos – ‘What does Freedom Mean to You?’   Channel 4 news recently ran this piece on what life is like to be an […]

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Calendar of online activities for refugees and asylum seekers : October 2020

Collated by Jasmine at the New Roots Project. There are a couple of exciting new additions for this month: Trade-specific employability workshops from PATH Yorkshire – from postal worker to beauty therapist, there’s something for everyone over the next couple of months! Contact Elliot at PATH for more info (07943 027922). Confidence Building course run […]

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Your help needed: joint letter to Leeds City Council to prevent evictions from asylum accommodation into homelessness – deadline 6th October 2020

Dear LMP members and readers, The Home Office recently announced and commenced plans to resume eviction proceedings for those who have been refused asylum. Without immediate action, people across our communities could be forced into street homelessness and destitution in a matter of days and weeks. This would not be acceptable under normal circumstances, but […]

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Mafwa Theatre Weekly Drama Sessions

Mafwa Theatre is a community theatre company which brings refugees, asylum seekers and settled communities together. Mafwa Theatre meet every Friday afternoon online or in person to make friends, have fun and develop our skills. All our workshops are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Sign up for further details: www.mafwatheatre.co.uk/sign-up Check out our website […]

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