Only 5 more days for small charities to apply for urgent fund between £5,000 to £20,000

Martin Lewis has set up a grant application for small registered charities, or local arms of bigger charities, across the UK to apply for grants from between £5k – £20k provided by Martin Lewis.

There is a total of £1,000,000 in the pot and charities just need to fill out the form before Wednesday 25th March.

Click here for the Application Form

Before you apply, please have a read here for more information and criteria.

If you need advice and support before submitting the application, please get in contact with: thirdsector@kirklees.gov.uk

Good luck

NHS Covid 19 Testing & Treatment

Including those in the UK “without Permission”

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-entitlements-migrant-health-guide

There can be no charge made to an overseas visitor for the diagnosis or treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19).

All overseas visitors, including anyone living in the UK without permission, should be aware that:

1.    No charges apply to testing for COVID-19, even if the result is negative, or to any treatment provided for COVID-19 if the result is positive or up to the point that it is negatively diagnosed. The same is true of most other infectious diseases.
2.    NHS trusts have been advised that no immigration checks are required for overseas visitors that are known to be only undergoing testing or treatment for COVID-19.

Beyond Sanctuary: Legislative Theatre.

20th March 2pm-4.30pm, Leeds

Alongside ongoing work exploring the integration of refugees in Yorkshire and the Humber the School of Human and Health Sciences (University of Huddersfield) and Migration Yorkshire invite you to a very different way of understanding and thinking about refugee integration in the UK through Legislative Theatre.

Please see and book your free place(s) on the following link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-sanctuary-legislative-theatre-tickets-97734553681

We are assembling an audience that will represent a variety of sectors, experiences and characteristics to be part of a special performance of Legislative Theatre which will address refugee integration strategies. Legislative Theatre brings community members, advocates, and policymakers together into creative dialogue about the rules and laws that affect communities facing oppression. Katy Rubin, the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed in New York, has been working in the region with a number of refugee actors to help connect real-world experiences to policy making.

It is well known that the social, economic and cultural integration of refugees is a multidimensional process in which individuals, statutory institutions, voluntary and community groups and all of social all have a role. However, it is also known that achieving and enacting integration can be complex, challenging and, in some cases, misunderstood. All too often to focus is on the newcomer to change without adequate understanding of the daily lives people lead in the UK.

At the region’s inaugural Legislative Theatre event, you will watch original plays based on the actors’ lived experiences of challenges as refugees in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Members of the audience can then volunteer to act onstage alongside the actors to offer alternative responses to these systemic problems on an individual, institutional, or policy level. The audience will then submit ideas to specially selected key representatives across the policy sphere within Yorkshire and Humber, and then vote on which ideas should be taken forward and acted on.

The event will be engaging, powerful and fun. It will make all who attend question what they think they know, what they do and how we can all contribute to change in some way. The event is free to attend, refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to share amongst your networks.

If you have any questions about the event please contact ;
Professor Philip Brown, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Professor of Housing and Communities

: 01484 473292
: p.a.brown@hud.ac.uk
: www.hud.ac.uk
Twitter: @profphilbrown
Skype: philipabrown

#KirkleesWelcomes – learning session

Kirklees continues to be a welcoming community, understanding and building on the benefits migration brings. Working together we want ensure that those who are vulnerable/seeking sanctuary can access the support that is available to them and importantly from our partners in the voluntary and faith sector.

We are inviting staff and volunteers from across Kirklees to attend two learning sessions:
Kirklees Welcomes briefing session and an Introduction to Migration.

Kirklees Welcomes – briefing sessions

The aim of this sessions is to inform attendees about what support is available for new arrivals in Kirklees.

Outcomes:
•            Learn more about the #KW programme
•            Learn something new about the work going on across Kirklees
•            Get chance to meet the fantastic Kirklees Welcomes team!

North Kirklees 
Friday 20 March, 1pm – 4:30pm, Dewsbury Library. 
Full address – Dewsbury library, Railway Street, Dewsbury, WF12 8EQ 
Book your place via Eventbrite
Password = kw2020 

South Kirklees
Thursday 23 April, 10am – 1:30pm, The Mission, Huddersfield. 
Full address – The Mission, Huddersfield, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA.
Book your place via Eventbrite. 
Password = #KW3 
 

Introduction to Migration
(in collaboration with Migration Yorkshire)

 
The aim of this session is to provide attendees with in-depth information and awareness about the journey and experiences of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

Outcomes:
•            Understand the patterns of migration in Kirklees and Yorkshire
•            Understand some of the issues and challenges that can affect migrants
•            Learn about successful migrants and the benefit the brought to the country

North Kirklees
Thursday 26 March, 09:30am – 1pm, Howlands Centre.
Full address – Howlands Centre, School Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1LD.
Book your place via Eventbrite.
Password = #KW2

South Kirklees
Thursday 30 April, 10am – 1:30pm, The Mission, Huddersfield. 
Full address – The Mission, Huddersfield, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA.
Book your place via Eventbrite. 
Password = #KW3