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LASSN’s Annual General Meeting and Celebration: 3rd October 2019

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2020-01-30T12:53:49+00:0017th September, 2019|Categories: Headline posts|

This event has already happened, but we've left the post up, as a reminder of what we've done. This year our AGM is a strictly ticketed event, and will be held from 6pm - 8pm  on 3rd October 2019 at Sinai Synaogue, Roman Avenue, Leeds LS8 2AN. [Link to Google map]. Please see the Agenda and Papers below The AGM will be a bit more "business" oriented this year - and less of a party - because we are holding a big party in November to celebrate LASSN's 20th anniversary. Please note: you will not be able the AGM this year unless you have confirmed that you are coming in advance. The Synagogue have requested we do this as a security measure, following concerns around recent increases in religiously motivated hate crimes.  

LASSN are moving to new offices on 2nd August 2019

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2019-07-12T11:30:13+01:0012th July, 2019|Categories: Headline posts, Volunteering|

As of August 5th 2019 our new address will be Malmarc House, 116 Dewsbury Road, Leeds LS11 6XD We'll be shutting the office for a couple of days on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd, and then reopening on Monday August 5th. If you need to contact us urgently during this time, please email us or call our mobiles  Oak House is being sold by the Landlord who is ending all the tenancies of organisations based there. We really hoped we'd be there for at least another couple of years, but such is the life of a small org who rents cheapish property. We'll be sad to leave - but on the plus side our mates at City of Sanctuary and Asylum Matters are also moving with us. What is Malmarc House like? Grade 2 listed building Accessible ground floor offices Shared meeting and training spaces off the main lobby WiFi On a main Bus route in/out of town Loads of free parking nearby Malmarc House, on the corner of Hunslet Hall Road and Dewsbury Road Our bit is in the Old Library The entrance lobby is still in tact Will LASSN's telephone number stay the same? Yes. But it will defnitely be out of action on 1st and 2nd August 2019, so please use the mobiles. Parking/how do I get there? We don't have a dedicated car park space any more but the good news is there's loads of on street and free car parking nearby (marked in orange). I use a bus, or a bike The buses from town are every 5 minutes - Numbers 1/2/3 Ask to be dropped off at Hunslet Hall Road/Dewsbury Road. You can use this planner to plan your journey [link]. You can lock your bike in the secure courtyard at the rear of the building.  

What did you miss at the LASSN AGM 2018?

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2020-01-30T12:55:16+00:001st November, 2018|Categories: Headline posts|

This event has already happened, but we've left the post up, as a reminder of what we've done. We're really sorry if you weren't able to make it to the AGM on Thursday night. Here are all the documents that were given out: The agenda, minutes of 2017 AGM and Annual Accounts 2017/18 The presentations The Annual Review 2017/18 The Grace Hosting video that we didn't show The English at Home Video we didn't show The YouTube Playlist   And the food was provided by Haftsin Restaurant - just round the corner from the LASSN offices on Burley Road  

LASSN’s Annual General Meeting, 1st November 2018

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2020-01-30T12:55:29+00:0019th October, 2018|Categories: Headline posts|

This event has already happened, but we've left the post up, as a reminder of what we've done. Where? St Matthias Church Centre, Burley (next door to St Matthias Church) - Directions here When? Thursday 1st November 2018 18:00 - 20:30 Join us to celebrate what we can achieve when we work together Doors will open at 17:30, when coffee and tea will be available. The AGM will start promptly at 18:00, and the formal business will last no longer than 30 minutes. After this, we'll spend a bit of time sharing some of the things we've been doing over the last year, and the things we've achieved together. Then, at about 19:15 we'll sit down together and share a Persian feast, supplied by the fabulous folk at Haftsin Persian Restaurant.  If you would like to volunteer on the evening, please click here to see, to see the kind of help we're after

Transition Guide for new Refugees – a step by step guide

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2018-11-09T14:37:19+00:001st October, 2018|Categories: Headline posts|

At last, we can announce the launch of the Transition Guide: http://transitionguide.org.uk a step-by step-guide to settling in Leeds, once you've received leave to remain. It's been 3 years in the making, designed in collaboration with people who've sought refuge, featuring photos take by asylum seekers and refugees. You can read more about the process and the people involved here. It covers lots of topics from housing, work, education, banks in a simple straightforward style and is translated into loads of different community languages.  If you'd like to order some flyers or posters, please contact [email protected] and he'll put some in the post It's been produced by LASSN, in collaboration with Touchstone's Migrant Access Project Plus, with funding from Leeds City Council, via the Controlling Migration Fund, and the National Lottery

Friends of LASSN – Summer 2018

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2018-11-09T12:09:27+00:005th September, 2018|Categories: Headline posts|

We published our Summer Edition of Friends of LASSN a month ago and forgot to link to it on here! Anyway, better late than never, it’s packed with all sorts of stories about the difference we’re making to the lives of refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants at risk. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy compiling it. As usual it features the voices of asylum seekers, volunteers and staff at LASSN. Please click on the link below to find out more. Friends of LASSN  

Our #hostileenvironment badges

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2018-11-09T14:46:03+00:0015th June, 2018|Categories: Headline posts|

It's Refugee Week next week, so we've made some badges. They are inspired by the words of the new Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who has said of the previous #hostileenvironment policy towards "failed" asylum seekers and other irregular migrants: “I don’t like the phrase hostile...I think it is a phrase that is unhelpful and it doesn’t represent our values as country. It is about a compliant environment and it is right that we have a compliant environment.” Our badges are not political, and certainly not party political. But we do hope they provoke discussion and debate about the kind of environment and place we create together, for everyone, as well as the kind of immigration policies we might want. So next time you see us at an event or pop into the office, be sure to ask us for some. They're free - but any donations that help us cover costs will always be welcome.