Local Councillors Andrew Scopes, Annie Maloney and Gohar Almass (Labour, Beeston & Holbeck) have condemned the actions of SDP Councillors Wayne Dixon and Emma Pogson-Golden (SDP, Middleton Park) after they refused to support a call for Leeds City Council to work towards being officially accredited as a Council of Sanctuary.
When Holbeck Moor FC adults football teams launched two years ago there was no adults sports club in the area. Supported by local theatre company Slung Low, a dedicated group of volunteers set out to create an inclusive club welcoming to everyone. This week their women’s team officially became a
What to say about Real Hope Café? Well, the facts are I had a rather tasty, spicy chicken, salad sandwich and a good hot cuppa coffee. It was delicious, good value for money, and you should all go. But that’s only a fraction of what happened, and it really wouldn’t
Young asylum seekers in Leeds have given people a taste of their homelands by creating a free-to-download recipe book filled with delicious dishes from around the world. Leeds City Council’s children’s social services team, Child Friendly Leeds and the British Library have teamed up to create a book filled with
Migration adds further complexity to the housing and homelessness crisis: how much is it a factor? In South Leeds, the arrival of new communities has undoubtedly caused a squeeze on affordable local housing. However, nationally, migration is arguably only one of several reasons for the housing shortage. There are fewer
Mafwa Theatre are a group of women with refugee and asylum seeking status in Leeds, who have created a performance for Refugee Week 2018. “Women of Power” aims to share the struggles, rituals and moments both beautiful and strange, which the cast experience on a day to day basis, using
Last summer, I discussed the idea of heading to Calais as a volunteer with my mum. It was around the time where Aylan Kurdi monopolised the headlines; this was an inescapable crisis. But then, life got in the way. There was work to do, rent to pay, and friends to
LASSN launch helpinleeds.com – a website to help asylum seekers and refugees in Leeds Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network (LASSN) are launching an online directory of services for refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds, as their contribution to Refugee Week, which starts today (Monday 20 June 2016). The website called