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
We’re looking to enhance our charity trustee board by co-opting someone experienced in PR/marketing to support and advise on our press/media work. Commitment required: bi-monthly meetings, annual strategy days and providing additional one-to-one support to staff/volunteers.
For many years LASSN has produced a Directory of Services in Leedsfor Asylum Seekers and refugees – see http://lassn.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/directory-of-services-4th-ed.pdf
As we approach our 5th edition we’d like to turn the directory into an online resource. We have recently updated our website to use WordPress.org so now have the capabilities we need. The problem is that we now need someone with the know how to transform the directory from the old paper/Access Database version into a searchable/printable online directory.
If you can help with this then please get in touch.