Touchstone and Ison Harrison have teamed up to host a Q&A on how non-advisors can keep the right side of OISC regulations about giving Immigration Advice and the potential impact of the 2014 Immigration Act The Session will be held from 10-12 at St Aidan’s Community Hall on 22nd July 2014 and they’re even offering […]
City of Sanctuary Summer Newsletter 2014 As cityofsanctuary.org have been kind enough to this little blog, it seems only right and proper to return the favour. There are some excellent links in here, and it’s well worth subscribing to… In fact – have you promised your support for CoS yet?
Excellent note, courtesy of Still Human Still Here Dealing with misconceptions around asylum Too many asylum seekers come to the UK and we take more than our fair share A poll in March 2011 found that 72% of respondents thought there were more than 100,000 asylum applications a year in the UK and some 20% […]
An excellent collection of short resources covering a range of key topics 1 Why does migration matter? 2 Who are the migrants in my area? 3 Entering, staying and leaving the UK 4 Migrant rights and entitlements 5 Working with migrants 6 Women and migration 7 Migration and housing 8 Migration, community safety and policing […]
Poverty Among Asylum Seekers & Refugees in the UK A bit academic – but a very helpful overview of the current state of affairs from the University of Birmingham/IRIS
A Message from Rachael Loftus: We need to build a picture of the unmet Advice and Advocacy needs of vulnerable migrants in Leeds Our recent State of The City report described significant cuts and reductions in the services offered to vulnerable migrants in Leeds. At our last Migration Partnership meeting in May, we agreed we needed to […]
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, […]