Please hold 10am-12pm on 9th July – a map can be found here The agenda has yet to be finalised but will (no doubt) include What’s happened since 1st April Measuring unmet needs If you have ideas or items to discuss, please email them to ali dot mahgoub at leedsrefugeeforum dot org dot uk or jon at […]
These have just landed, via the good people at Amnesty Applications: In Q1, there were 5,849 asylum applications, compared with 5,964 in Q4 Decisions: There were 2,846 initial decisions in Q1, of which 32% were grants of asylum (908) and 1% were grants of HP/DL (37). This compares with 3,070 initial decisions in Q4 of […]
Jobcentre Plus Community Work Coaches in Leeds are offering an advisory service at the One Community Centre. This service is free of charge and works with refugees to support them in moving closer to work. This drop-in session will be every Friday from 9.30 – 12.00pm.
The next Regional Advice Meeting will be on Tuesday 6th May at 12.30 till 2pm. The meeting venue is Touchstone, Cromwell Mount, Leeds http://www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/contact-us/cromwell-mount/
This come through from Collette at NRC yesterday “The Northern Refugee Centre (NRC) is coordinating a survey on behalf of service providers in the Y&H region. The aim of this survey is to monitor the transfer of service to the new provider in order to understand whether or not this transfer has impacted on other […]
MigrantHelp are running an info session for people seeking asylum – at any stage of their claim – to tell them about what they can offer – in particular their AsylumHelp telephone helpline service. It’s happening on Wednesday 16th April 2014 at 10 am – 12 noon at Leeds Refugee Forum,One Community Centre, Cromwell Street, Leeds, […]
Here’s the most recent timetable of Activities at Leeds Refugee Forum
In Kind Direct redistributes products (including clothing, household goods and toys) from companies to charities, social enterprises and not for profit organisations via an online catalogue at http://www.inkinddirect.org/. To access the catalogue, organisations register online which is free.
Here’s an excellent resource from Catherine Tonge, LASSN’s English at Home Manager about accessing face to face advice in Leeds from April 1st 2014 – on a single side of A4. It now contains an additional page of what callers can expect when calling Migrant Help’s freephone number Please note – legal advice on asylum issues needs […]
Healthwatch Leeds have been looking into the way GPs charge for letters of support, across Leeds. You can find the full report here Their key findings were “1. Not all GPs charge for supporting letters 2. Charge inequalities based on gender 3. Receptionists are asked to write standard supporting letters 4. There is insufficient information […]
If you see something on here that’s not quite right – do get in touch, and if we can – we’ll put it right
Here’s a link to all the self reported changes Post April 14 (Excel Spreadsheet) – nb revised 31st March 2014 What you read is pretty much what was written down by participants – so apologies if they are not complete It’s formatted to print out in A4 Landscape If in doubt – get in touch with the organisations concerned […]