2018 WYDAN Night Shelter
The middle of January this year saw some very wintery weather, with rain, wind and sleet seeming to take it turns. And this was the week that we in Newman parish had offered to help with providing a night shelter for asylum seekers who might otherwise have had spent those freezing nights on the streets. We were not sure how it would work out and some of us were a little nervous about it.
BEACON Walk for Justice 2016
On Wednesday 22nd June at 4-4.30pm come and help us welcome BEACON Bradford to Waterside Court on Kirkstall Road as they…
Leeds City of Sanctuary response to consultation on proposed changes to asylum support
On the 4th August, the government published plans to make substantial changes to Section 95 and Section 4 support for people who have been refused asylum in the UK. The plans include proposals to withdraw asylum support for families that have been refused refugee protection.
A round-up of Leeds City of Sanctuary Refugee Week events
Refugee Week got off to a brilliant start with our ‘Refugees Welcome Here’ exhibition at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The…
Leeds City Council vote to investigate destitution of asylum seekers
On Wednesday 8 May, Leeds City Council heard a deputation regarding destitution, asking the City Council Executive Board to look into the issue of asylum seekers and destitution in Leeds. The Council chamber voted unanimously in favour of the Executive Board investigating the requests made!
Destitution among asylum seekers – deputation to Leeds City Council on 8th May 2013
On Wednesday 8 May, Leeds City Council will hear a deputation regarding destitution, asking the City Council executive to look into the issue of asylum seekers in Leeds. Read more about the deputation and how you can support it.