Unheard voices

There will be a screening of short films highlighting the voices of unheard refugees and asylum seekers. As part of Refugee Week and in partnership with Henry Hyams and DLA Piper. With a short talk from Manuel Bravo Project and a person with first-hand experience of navigating the asylum system in the UK . There will be networking before and after, and …

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The Daily Mail – our new best friend?

As the director of Leeds Asylum Seeker Support Network, I get a lot of emails from people: people offering their help and support, wanting information about what we do, even the occasional opportunity to earn ££££s in my spare time. This one was offering to sell us Banner Adverts for LASSN on the Daily Mail website, for £495. I laughed …

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One World Leeds magazine – winter 2013/14 edition

One World Leeds Magazine – Winter 2013-14 Challenging negative perceptions of refugees The new Immigration Bill – tip of the iceberg An asylum seeker is shattered but steadfast A journey into Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre English at Home – a formula for integration Inertia in Odyssey (a poem) Sports and leisure

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Damning report on G4S and Serco ignored in bid to vilify asylum seekers

  Today the National Audit Office published a report about the Compass Contract for the provision of accommodation for asylum seekers. The Home Office press release highlighted how G4S and Serco struggled to get contracts up and running, which resulted in poor performance, delays and additional costs for the Home Office. The 8-page executive summary concludes by mentioning: Unresolved issues one year on The challenge …

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Free Radio Training for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Radio in a day Saturday 25th January One Community Centre 10.00 – 4.00 Join Leeds Press Gang for a fantastic free training day (equivalent courses charge £90)that will equip you to get involved with community radio and produce your own radio shows. Book now – only five spaces remaining for refugees and asylum seekers If you are interested please email Hannah at pressgangleeds@hotmail.com The …

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