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Asylum Destitution in South Yorkshire – British Red Cross Report

South Yorkshire destitution report Key findings The majority of the 56 participants in this research were destitute refused asylum seekers who had been destitute for more than one year. Our findings show that their experience of deprivation was characterised by vulnerability (inconsistent access to essential resources) and uncertainty (when the resources available did not meet […]

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Carers Leeds

www.carersleeds.org.uk.  support unpaid family (or friend) carers over the age of 18; and anyone can make a referral by ringing our advice line which is 0113 3804300 They’re particularly interested in making sure asylum seeking and refugee families know about them, and the services they offer.  

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Mental Health Peer Support Groups: Farsi & Tigrinya

A mental health peer support group for Tigrinya speakers will meet Tuesday 19th January 2016 and will continue to meet weekly between 1:00pm & 2:30pm. Interpreters and travel expenses are provided.   The Farsi speaking group has been running at 1pm on Fridays for 4 sessions now, and has room for more new referrals if you know […]

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Communities & Local Government Comittee inquiry into homelessness – call for evidence by 8th Feb

The Communities and Local Government Committee has announced an inquiry into the causes of homelessness and approaches taken by national and local government to prevent and tackle homelessness. It will also examine: * Differing causes of homelessness for households, couples and single people * Steps to tackle homelessness * The implications of the statutory duty […]

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NHS Charging for Migrants – How we can influence the consultation: 22nd January

At the recent NHS – Meeting the Needs of Everyone event on 27th November at West Yorkshire Playhouse we explored the Immigration Act 2014 and the implications on healthcare access. The Department of Health has recently announced proposals to charge overseas visitors and migrants for their use of primary and emergency healthcare and has issued […]

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Can you help to transport clothing (in Leeds) destined for Dunkirk and Calais on Mon 21st or Tues 22nd December?

This is an opportunity to directly help refugees in Dunkirk, Calais and on the trail across Europe from Syria. Please consider helping if you can at any point across either day. On Mon 21st and Tues 22nd December 8am-4pm we need hands to shift donated items from Meanwood Road [ Unit 25 Penreavons Light Industrial […]

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