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Awareness Raising and How to Do it – 3rd Nov 2016

Refugee Council, Leeds City of Sanctuary and West Yorkshire Playhouse present… A workshop to share ideas about how to raise awareness about asylum issues and improve your presentation skills. On the day we want to learn from each other please bring your stories, tips, songs, poems, favourite methods of engaging an audience etc. Where? West […]

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What makes a good charity? – Free resource

A great new guide to running an effective charity for you, your manager, your board, or one of your friends. “New Philanthropy Capital’s step-by-step guide to charity analysis, outlining our tried and tested approach which focuses on the key characteristics we believe are common to all effective charities.” Click on the picture below to download your […]

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Funding: Big Lottery – Community Celebrations

The Big Lottery have put more money into this pot – for community celebrations – https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/england/celebratefund Bids from £300 to £10,000 Deadline for bids 21st October 16 Who can apply – • voluntary or community organisation with a constitution and bank account • school • statutory body. They are especially keen to receive applications from […]

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How to find out current number of asylum seekers in all LA areas

Dave from Boaz has discovered how to find out current (or nearly current) numbers of asylum seekers in all local authority areas. The stats are hidden away in the Home Office quarterly stats. These are the steps – Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2016/list-of-tables#asylum Go to Volume 4, as 16q  Then you need to enable editing Then click on […]

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Links to Leeds City Council Executive and Scrutiny Reports on Migration between September 2015 and October 2016

An excellent digest of Leeds City Council papers relating to Migration and Destitution over the last year, compiled by Fahreen Syeda Migration and Refugee Update Leeds Position – Sept/Oct 2015 Item 7 of the papers in the link below, called Migration and Refugee Update Leeds Position, is the October Scrutiny report, which includes the September […]

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Job: Administrator, Leeds Refugee Forum

Leeds Refugee Forum is looking for an Administrator to support and develop office administration. The post is available for a fixed-term of 2½ years and may be extended, subject to funding. Leeds Refugee Forum (LRF) is refugee-led organisation providing direct support to many refugees and Refugee Community Organisations in Leeds. LRF’s work has gained a lot […]

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Jobs: Refugee Council & Horton Housing Association

via Pauline at LCC/Duncan at Refugee Council Children’s adviser – Leeds http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/jobs/4747_childrens_adviser_leeds Officer co-ordinator – Hull http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/jobs/4754_office_co-ordinator Horton Housing – Refugee Support Worker – Bradford https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Jobs/Advert/453004?FromSearch=False

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Helping refugees and asylum seekers with money and finances: free training for Volunteers

Leeds Asylum Seekers and Ebor Gardens Advice Centre are teaming up to deliver free training for volunteers working with refugees and asylum seekers about money. The award winning team behind Money Buddies will cover four main areas over 4 weeks: Basic Banking – including effective tactics for getting bank account Credit and Debt – including credit […]

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