Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have developed the Leeds Long Covid Community Rehabilitation Service to help people in Leeds who are experiencing new, long lasting problems 12 weeks or more after a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection.
The government has removed concessions for people working in healthcare whose visa expires between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021 and for pre-registration nurses and midwifes on the Temporary Register in the UK.
This year Refugee Week 2022 theme is Healing. Through creativity and conversations, Refugee Week 2022 will be a celebration of community, mutual care, and the human ability to start again.
Healing means recovering from a painful experience or situation, so that we can continue to live. No-one understands this better than those who have lost their homes and had to build new lives from scratch. We have much to learn from refugees about holding onto hope when going on seems impossible – as well as about how art, creativity and community can help us to heal. Those going through the asylum system also know that healing is an ongoing process, made harder by poverty, housing difficulties and the threat of being detained or deported. Asking for change, so that refugees can truly feel safe, is an act of care.
Whether it’s about looking after ourselves and each other at difficult times, overcoming political divisions or coming together to fight for the survival of our shared planet, healing matters to all of us. Whoever and wherever you are, we hope you’ll join us for Refugee Week 2022 to imagine a world where healing replaces harm, and care becomes our shared currency.
Refugee Week 2022 is 20–26 June, and we are inviting you to think about any activities that can be linked to the theme Healing for the asylum and refugee community.
6Million+ invites you to listen to a very special series of Podcasts prepared and recorded by a group of 16 young people and their families from across Kirklees. These are imagined conversations with each of the Weeping Sister puppets created over the last 5 years to Mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
many thanks to freelance audio producer Beth Parsons.
The Migrant Aspiration Programme (MAP) is a free 4 month online training course created for anyone who has lived experience of migration and the hostile environment. MAP is for people who are looking to lead and make a difference in their community. Training will run from April – July and the application deadline is the beginning of February.
Please see the attached publicity for the Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 event taking place on Wednesday 26th January 2022 at St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield. The event will begin with a Procession of the Weeping Sisters through town beginning at 6.15pm and leading to St pauls’ for the commemoration event starting at 7pm which we are preparing in partnership with Kirklees Council, the Holocaust Exhibition & Learning Centre, the University of Huddersfield and Creative Scene. Survivor Liesel Carter will be talking to children from Flockton First School and CarltonJ&I School. he children will also be singing a song they have written with musician Andy Burton called One Day.
Following the commemoration event, there will be a special performance of Portrait of a Composer, the story of composer and musician Gideon Klein who died in Thieresenstadt and featuring the Gideon Klein Trio.
Please note that further government restrictions relating to Covid may lead us to change or adapt these plans. We will keep everyone informed via email and social media.
We are also preparing an online film/event involving all 5 local authorities in West Yorkshire to be launched on youtube on Wednesday 27th January. Details of this will be available very soon.
Also available embedded in the blogpost in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Dari, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi Gurmukhi, Punjabi Shamakhi, Romanian, Slovak, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust are looking for help in identifying great approaches or services that are supporting good health or good health care for refugees or people seeking asylum around the world.
Specialised services have developed to meet the needs of sanctuary seekers, for example, Primary Care Practices specifically set up for asylum seekers. This stream aims to support City of Sanctuary Groups and Health Practitioners to develop and share good practice in inclusive health care for sanctuary seekers. Round table event chaired by City of Sanctuary UK Trustee Jeff Morgan.
Mental health and well-being are big issues for many people seeking sanctuary, made worse by the many impacts of the hostile environment. In this session we will look at some of the problems people face in getting help for mental distress and trauma and explore ideas for making things better.
As of Monday 1st November, The Welcome Centre will be reopening to the public for the first time since March 2020.
Since the pandemic began, The Welcome Centre has been closed to the public and we have been operating a home delivery service for our foodbank clients. Clients and referral agencies have been unable to visit our centre due to restrictions and for the safety of all those involved, however, as of 1st November that will change.
From 1st November, clients and/or referring agencies will need to collect their food packs from The Welcome Centre.
Referrers can collect packs on behalf of clients from our Lord Street centre between 10 am and 4 pm Monday to Friday. Packs will be ready 1 hour after the referral has been made
Clients can collect their own packs from our Lord Street centre between 10 am and 4 pm Monday to Friday. Packs will be ready 1 hour after the referral has been made
In exceptional circumstances, some clients may be offered a delivery service.
When making a referral for a food pack please consider your clients’ needs and only request a delivery if your client meets one or more of the requirements below
Does your client or their child have either physical or mental health issues that prevents them collecting their packs?
Have you requested a large pack for your client with multiple items or for a large family?
We are not assuming that all clients with mental/physical health issues or requesting large packs are unable to collect their packs. They may be able or have transport available to collect their packs and should do where possible. Please check with your client whether they would prefer collection or delivery.
Alternatively if you as their referrer can collect on their behalf it should be arranged.
If your client does not meet one of these requirements but you feel they need a delivery then please call the AGS team on 01484 515086 ext 5 to discuss further
If you do not request a delivery it will be assumed that your client can collect.
Lone working or high risk clients
All packs for clients viewed as aggressive/high risk or pose a lone working risk will need to be collected by their referral agency.
We need your help So that those clients who are most in need receive our deliveries, it is vital that you support us with this process. We no longer have capacity to deliver 100% of our packs to clients and want to ensure that clients who meet the above requirements are prioritised based on their need.
Roma Support Group conducted a questionnaire between February and April 2021 to assess how the Covid-19 pandemic had affected the daily lives of their clients, and whether they were able to access support when needed.
Their report includes good practice recommendations on public health engagement and adapting existing support to changing community needs.
We are looking for 3 x applicants who can speak English and Arabic or English and Pashto/Dari
You will work as part of a team to support children, young people and their families who are International New Arrivals [INA) which include asylum seekers, refugees and economic migrants, and children missing in education who have arrived in-to Kirklees and require educational provision.
You will work in partnership with other services e.g., Schools, Early support, C & K Careers, housing, health, and the voluntary sector to develop and extend effective home school liaison and positively impact on family integration, well-being, school attendance and pupil attainment.
You will need:
NVQ 3 or equivalent in a relevant subject e.g., health, social care or education
Proficient in IT.
Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service
Driving licence or able to travel independently across Kirklees
Experience of working positively with children and families
Experience of working in partnership with other agencies e.g. Early Support, Social Care, schools, health, housing
Knowledge and understanding of the process of language acquisition
In order to be shortlisted for this job please provide examples of how you meet the skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications as detailed on the attached Job Profile. CVs will not be accepted.Closing date
11 November 2021, 11:55 PM
For more information and job description please visit Kirklees Council jobs page
Solace is recruiting therapists for two of our projects. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic regional therapeutic organisation supporting refugees and asylum seekers. You would be joining an experienced team of 26 therapists working across the region to support people who have experienced war, persecution and exile. Solace has worked in this area for 15 years and has developed considerable expertise in providing therapeutic support to people who arrive in the UK from all over the world.
There are two roles available, one based in Sheffield delivering part of the therapeutic element of the SPRING project, ( http://www.vas.org.uk/what-we-do/spring-project/) and the second delivering the Child and Family Wellbeing Project to refugees who arrive as part of the UK resettlement scheme. (primarily Syria and Afghanistan)
Please see the job description – delivering the SPRING in Sheffield, click here.
Please see the job description – delivering the Children and families Wellbeing Project, click here.
If you would like an informal conversation about the roles please contact: