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Callout for musicians: Opera North’s first ‘Theatre of Sanctuary Open Mic Night’ on Tuesday 26 October at 7.15pm

We’re delighted to let you know that we’re presenting Opera North’s first ‘Theatre of Sanctuary Open Mic Night’ on Tuesday 26 October at 7.15pm.  The evening will be hosted by Thandanani Gumede, and will include music by the fantastic Stone Flowers (https://www.musicaction.org/stone-flowers/), a Manchester based collective of musicians and who have fled torture and violence.   We have three 10 minute slots […]

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Leeds City Council working towards becoming a Council of Sanctuary

Dear Leeds, We are very happy to share that Leeds City Council have committed to joining the City of Sanctuary LA Network and working towards becoming a Council of Sanctuary.  The City of Sanctuary Local Authority Network aims :- To support the development of a network of local authorities that are working towards the City […]

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A new immigration advice & support organization based in Leeds is looking for volunteers.

A new immigration advice & support organization based in Leeds is looking for volunteers. There are three roles available. We need an office-based reception volunteer, a home based website developer/running volunteer, and finally a home based Social Media accounts developer/running volunteer. Please contact Muhammad Nayyer for more info [email protected]

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Migrant Help HC2 Flow chart

Here’s a guide to applying for HC2 Certificates – for full help with health costs. People with an HC2 are entitled to: free NHS prescriptions free NHS dental treatment free NHS sight tests help with the cost of glasses or contact lenses help with the cost of travelling to receive NHS treatment free NHS wigs […]

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Tell Black Health Agency what you think about the acronym BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic)

BHA for equality in health and social care, are carrying out a survey on the use of the acronym BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic). This is in the context of debates lately as to whether there are alternative phrases that would fair better in referring to certain communities. Please access the link below for […]

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Helping health services to understand and tackle health inequalities: 10th September – 11th October 2021

Are you bothered by the continuing level of extreme health inequalities in Leeds? A group of organisations (Leeds Asylum Seekers, MESMAC, Basis Yorkshire, Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange) are trying to help our local NHS to really learn from the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees, sex workers, Gypsies and Travellers, and LGBTQ+ people, particularly […]

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Asylum Matters Update, 2nd September 2021

Ongoing advocacy Afghanistan crisis Under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) resettlement scheme, at least 8000 people have been evacuated from Kabul airport since 13 August. Following public pressure, on the 17th August the UK Government also announced the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS), which will resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees over five years, with […]

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LMP Strategy Group: Wednesday 8th September 2021 10am -12pm

Come along and make YOUR priorities a priority for LMP. “The most enjoyable strategy meeting you’ll attend this side of Christmas. No grids or Red Amber Green traffic light ratings. No Key Performance Indicators or milestones, and no-one hassling you to do stuff you’re not that bothered about” The Agenda and joining instructions can be found […]

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