HACT, the Housing Associations Charitable Trust, runs an employability programme called Reach In, restricted to refugees and asylum seekers with permission to work. Reach In offers volunteer work placements within housing associations and Chartered Institute of Housing level 2 certificate in housing practise. They have been running the programme for more than 30 volunteers in London, Manchester and Birmingham and are going national for the last wave of the programme, including Leeds.
HACT are now recruiting for placements starting in August (information days and interviews will be held in July). Early applicants will be more likely to secure a placement.
If you have any queries, please contact Marcelle Dopwell, project manager Marcelle.dopwell( at )hact.org.uk
Scar Tissue - a debut novel by David Skivington (LASSN volunteer)
While the story of Scar Tissue is purely fictional, the issues of human trafficking and/or caste inequality raised are all too real.
In a single phone call, Rachel’s entire life unravels. Transported to a dingy basement in Kolkata to identify the body of her murdered husband she has no explanation for his presence in India. As she searches for answers about who the man she married really was she finds his death surrounded by allegations of drug smuggling, child trafficking and murder. Unsure of what is true and who she can trust, Rachel has no idea of the danger her husband’s hidden life has put her in.
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