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Free will writing sessions in September: Ison Harrison with Leeds Community Foundation

You don’t “have” to leave donation to Leeds Community Foundation as part of your will, but they’re very much hoping you will. More details can be found here www.leedscf.org.uk/wills. Please note Slots are by appointment only Callers who wish to book onto a session will call LCF (0113 242 2426) and will need to confirm their […]

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Still Human, Still Here Papers: July 2016

An extraordinarily dense amount of info here – so here’s a summary of things that stood out Action points from the SHSH Quarterly Meeting in July included info on Impact of SHSH lobbying on Country Information Guidance Outcome of Immigration Bill DWP and payments to new Refugees, and impact of Universal Credit in North East […]

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POP UP CHOIR – Olympic Team Refugees Anthem – Thursday 4th August, All Hallows Church 7.15 – 10pm

Facebook event page: HERE Contact: Beccy Owen at [email protected] OVERVIEW: On the 5th August (the day after this event), at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in Rio, the first ever ‘Team Refugees’ will take part in the parade under the Olympic Flag and will walk along with the Generic Olympic anthem as their backing music. I saw […]

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Campaign Bootcamp Scholarships

Campaign Bootcamp is launching an emergency scholarship for people who want to fight back against racism and/or xenophobia. The scholarships are for up to seven people to come to the last Campaign Bootcamp of 2016, the scholarship covers the full course fee and travel costs. All applications must be received by 09:00 on Wednesday the 10th […]

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Hearts and Hopes – connecting children across the world

Hearts and Hopes is an intercultural child voice project which connects children in England with children seeking sanctuary around the world. Children of Leeds express their care and messages of welcome for children seeking refuge and living in Europe’s largest unofficial refugee camp in Calais. Children in Calais will be invited to partake in similar […]

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Job Opportunities – Casework and Advocacy Co-ordinators, based in Sheffield 18.6k – 19.5k pro rata

The British Red Cross is looking for two new Casework and Advocacy coordinators to work with our refugee support team of staff and volunteers in South Yorkshire: Casework & Advocacy Coordinator, 28 hours per week, 1 year fixed term contract, based in Sheffield with regular travel in South Yorkshire, for further information: https://jobs.redcross.org.uk/tlive1_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID%3d380904Dbsb%1BU&WVID=624080007l&LANG=USA  Casework & Advocacy […]

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Community Sponsorship of Refugees – Written Statement from Amber Rudd

Statement from the Home Secretary Amber Rudd on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2016-07-19/HCWS95 Guidance for people considering becoming applicants As yet we can’t find the “Help Refugees in the UK” digital register mentioned in the announcement, but we’ll post this when we find it. People who are interested in this can register their interest at […]

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UN recommends increase in asylum support rates

via still human,still here  On 24 June 2016, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued its concluding observations on the 6th report of the UK and noted that it “is concerned about the challenges faced by asylum seekers in the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, particularly due to restrictions in […]

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