My name is Elpida and I am a third year student at the University of Leeds, (and a volunteer with a number of refugee projects in Leeds) and I am conducting a research project on refugee organisations. Could you please take 10 minutes of your valuable time to complete my questionnaire in order to help […]
While the RETAS office we are still offering telephone support to our clients. You can reach us on one of our mobile numbers: 07440 402028 or 07949 796180 We’re aware that some calls to our office number are not being diverted yet – we’re working on this. Thanks for your patience!
We’ve added a new filter called Coronavirus/COVID-19 to help you find the articles you are looking for more easily We’ve also created a series of Google Docs, to allow us all to share ideas and resources, and to keep them all in one place. You can find these listed on our new Coronavirus/COVID-19 page, and […]
Right to Remain’s summary of C-19 related changes to the asylum process – simple with pictures and very user friendly Refugee Council’s Summary of Changes to Home Office Asylum & Resettlement policy and practice in response to Covid-19 (click on the picture to be taken to the web page) Changes to Home Office Asylum & […]
LASSN’s volunteer support continues – although we have changed the ways in which this support is delivered. All social groups, recruitment and training events have been suspended for the time being We are advising volunteers to think about how they can continue to support folks, in light of social distancing guidelines If this isn’t possible […]
The large social Monday drop-in, English classes and the Women’s Group are currently suspended. However, we are still going to be on site on Mondays and Wednesdays and on a Monday we will be distributing food parcels, toiletries and a hot meal (to take away) to refugees and asylum seekers that attend. This will take […]
The Refugee Council Leeds office is now closed for the foreseeable future and all services have implemented a working from home policy in response to the escalating Covid 19 crisis. All staff landlines have been rerouted to their mobile phones. For general enquires you can still call 0113 2449404 Please see the following information from […]
In light of government advice re Covid-19/ coronavirus, the RETAS office is temporarily closed. This means that the Friday drop-in and face-to-face client appointments are suspended until further notice. Staff will be working from home to provide essential support to clients over the phone, and we will continue a limited delivery of ESOL and IELTS […]
Excerpt from Manuel Bravo about changes to their delivery – but they are still taking referrals Our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our clients, volunteers and staff. To protect them, we will temporarily cease all face to face appointments, activities and outreach sessions. This means volunteers and staff will not meet […]
The Leeds FAN have published a google doc outlining which FAN Partners are still open. It will be subject to change and alteration over the next few weeks, so be sure to bookmark it.
via Mary at Asylum Matters Some of this content has already been covered on the blog already, but it’s published as is, with huge thanks to the Asylum Matters crew. in fact, for once we might even claim they’re ripping off our content *narrows eyes* Doctors of the World guidance Doctors of the World have […]
via Henriette at LCC Communities Team British Red Cross are reporting chatter on Social Media about people pretending to be Red Cross volunteers offering coronavirus tests. Leeds City Council say that there have been examples of this Leeds. If you hear of anything else like this, to report it to both Police and [email protected]