LRMN at the Climate Strike - Join us!
Sep
20
11:30 AM11:30

LRMN at the Climate Strike - Join us!

On this day we join thousands of people on a global strike to call on Governments to take immediate action to tackle climate change.

Join us at the migrant bloc together with other migrants rights’ organisation to show solidarity with the environmental justice movement and with those who are suffering the effects of climate change.

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Volunteer Centre Greenwich: Charity Fundraising Gala
Sep
20
6:45 PM18:45

Volunteer Centre Greenwich: Charity Fundraising Gala

Come and join us for a spectacular night of food, drink and dancing. All proceeds go towards the work of Volunteer Centre Greenwich which enables us to support volunteers and local charities and organisations that involve volunteers.

This helps ensure the continuation of vital needed services that support the local people of Greenwich.

-Drinks Reception 6.45pm

-3 Course Meal (incl: 2 bottles of wine per table)

-Entertainment: DISCO/ RAFFLE/ AUCTION

-Carriages 11.30pm

£60 per ticket | Sponsorship opportunities available | email: michelle@volunteersgreenwich.co.uk

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Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Doctors of the World Mobile clinic at LRMN

The DOTW mobile clinic is coming back to LRMN. The clinic is open to those who are struggling to access primary care, are having problems in registering with their GP, or just want to speak to a doctor about a health issue they are experiencing.

The clinic will be outside LRMN’s office on 341 Evelyn Street, London SE8 5QX.

To book an appointment call 020 8694 0323, or email us at info@lrmn.org.uk

The clinic is also open for drop-in appointments between 10am and 1pm.

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Greenwich Borough of Sanctuary Discussion
Oct
10
9:30 AM09:30

Greenwich Borough of Sanctuary Discussion

We are hosting the first roundtable meeting to discuss the campaign to make Greenwich a Borough of Sanctuary.

This campaign is part of the UK-wide City of Sanctuary (CoS) movement, which has hundreds of committed cities, Universities, Faith institutions and more.

We are inviting key stakeholders working in the migrant and refugee sector in Greenwich to discuss ideas and actions to make Greenwich a true place of sanctuary for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Agenda

  • Registration and Coffee/Tea

  • Welcome and Introduction

  • Introducing LRMN’s work

  • Objectives of the meeting

  • City of Sanctuary Presentation – Ben Margolis (Acting Deputy Director at City of Sanctuary)

  • Question and Answer

  • What’s next?

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Peace of Cake
Oct
10
10:30 AM10:30

Peace of Cake

We invite you to have cake and conversation with us at a Peace of Cake event at Deptford Lounge. Please come along (with cake if you are able), and have conversations with people who you would not normally talk to - this is Lewisham, a borough that is proud of its diversity, but there is so much more to be done to bring people together. People from many different communities are being invited, so take the opportunity to broaden your horizons. It would be great to have teas and cakes from different cultures!

Peace of Cake started as a simple post on Facebook and has been born out of the amazing and positive response of people who want to reach out and promote dialogue for a peaceful future for their children. It is a great opportunity to make new friends who may be different from you in some ways but the same in others!

Lewisham libraries are designated safe havens, places where everyone can feel welcome and safe, regardless of colour, creed, background, age, gender, sexuality, politics, and so on. As well as enjoying cake and good company, you can find out more about what our libraries have to offer, and meet our lovely librarians and library assistants! We are celebrating Libraries Week and the many events our libraries run each week, as well as our digital resources. Come and find out more, and tell us what else you'd like to see in our libraries!

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Lewisham Migration Forum - September meeting
Sep
18
3:00 PM15:00

Lewisham Migration Forum - September meeting

Join us at the next Lewisham Migration Forum meeting. The forum brings together those working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Lewisham to share resources, ideas and skills.

The forum also campaigns for Lewisham to become a Borough of Sanctuary.

The meeting is open to anyone who identifies as a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker and those who campaign for these groups’ right.

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Doctors of the World Mobile clinic at LRMN
Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

Doctors of the World Mobile clinic at LRMN

The DOTW mobile clinic is back. If you are experiencing issues when trying to access healthcare or seeing a GP you can get FREE and CONFIDENTIAL advice and support at DOTW’s mobile health clinic.

A team of GPs and health workers will be available to help you with any of the following:

  • Consult in private with a medical professional (a GP or nurse)

  • Get help registering with a GP (a doctor)

  • Fill in a HC1 form for help with the cost of prescriptions, dental care and glasses (if you are not working)

  • If you are pregnant, get help to see a midwife at hospital to check the health of you and your baby

  • Get support to terminate a pregnancy

  • Be tested for HIV and other infections you can get from having sex

  • Get information on how you can control when you get pregnant

  • Understand your entitlement to medical (NHS) care in the UK, and what happens if you get a bill

  • Be supported to find other services useful for you

To book an appointment call us on 02086940323 or email info@lrmn.org.uk

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Free Training Session: Youth Legal Training - Know your rights (Community Care Rights)
Aug
8
2:00 PM14:00

Free Training Session: Youth Legal Training - Know your rights (Community Care Rights)

Do you know your community care rights?

As part of our Young Londoner's Project we are working with Youth Legal to offer legal rights training to young people and their families. The aim is to empower them to better understand their situation, rights and when they can/should access specialist advice and support.

This training is primarily targeted at young people (old enough to benefit from the training themselves) and their families, but is also open to the parents of younger children.

This includes young people and families with leave to remain with a no recourse to public funds condition, young people and families with refused asylum claims appeal rights exhausted and undocumented young people and families. It also includes young people with disabilities and their families and young carers.

Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult - if they are not accompanied by a responsible adult they will unfortunately have to be turned away as we do not have the capacity to supervise them.

16-18 year olds can attend independently but they must be registered in advance as we have a limited number of spaces for unaccompanied under 18s.

This training will cover topics including:

-Housing support for people with No Recourse to Public Funds

-Disability Support

-Support for carers

Please come to Room 5 & 6 of the Canada Water Library at 2pm.

Tea and Coffee will be available. Travel expenses can be refunded, please bring your receipt on the day.

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Free Training Session: Youth Legal Training - Know your rights (Housing Rights)
Aug
8
10:30 AM10:30

Free Training Session: Youth Legal Training - Know your rights (Housing Rights)

Do you know your rights when it comes to housing and community care?

As part of our Young Londoner's Project we are working with Youth Legal to offer legal rights training to young people and their families. The aim is to empower them to better understand their situation, rights and when they can/should access specialist advice and support.

This training is primarily targeted at young people (old enough to benefit from the training themselves) and their families, but is also open to the parents of younger children.

We will be holding two sessions on Thursday 8th August, in the morning and in the afternoon.

Both sessions will be suitable for young people and their families with access to mainstream accommodation support.

This includes those with refugee status, leave to remain with recourse, asylum seeking young people and families in advance of gaining refugee status.

Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult - if they are not accompanied by a responsible adult they will unfortunately have to be turned away as we do not have the capacity to supervise them.

16-18 year olds can attend independently but they must be registered in advance as we have a limited number of spaces for unaccompanied under 18s.

The Housing Rights session will cover topics including:

-Mainstream housing support

-Homeless applications

-Suitability of housing

Please come to Room 5 & 6 of the Canada Water Library at 10.30am.

Tea and Coffee will be available. Travel expenses can be refunded, please bring your receipt on the day.

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Doctors of the World Mobile clinic at LRMN
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Doctors of the World Mobile clinic at LRMN

The DOTW team is coming back to LRMN to offer free and confidential advice on a range of issues including:

  • Get help registering with a GP (a doctor)

  • Consult in private with a medical professional

  • Get advice on pregnancy or terminating a pregnancy

  • Be tested for HIV and other infections

  • Understand your entitlement to medical (NHS) care in the UK

and more…

There is no need to book an appointment, just turn up on the day; the clinic operates on a first come, first served basis.

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Banking 101 Workshop with Monzo
Jul
17
1:30 PM13:30

Banking 101 Workshop with Monzo

We have partnered with online bank Monzo to deliver a free workshop on banking in the UK. As more and more people face difficulties when trying to open a bank account in the UK we have designed a workshop to teach people their rights and how to navigate the complex UK banking system.

On Wednesdsy 17th July Monzo bank will offer a workshop with plenty of time to ask questions, and will cover the following topics and more:

  • The benefits of having a bank account

  • Choosing the best bank account for you

  • What documents you need to open a bank account

  • Keeping your money safe

  • The bank’s responsibilities to you and your legal rights and obligations

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Happy To Host- celebrating & championing open homes for homeless migrants
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Happy To Host- celebrating & championing open homes for homeless migrants

Celebrating and championing open homes for homeless migrants across the UK

  • Are you involved in a hosting scheme for homeless migrants?

  • Do you want to connect with others responding to homelessness in this unique way?

  • Would you like to introduce anyone to hosting in an interactive and informal setting?

This summer, be part of a unique event that brings together people from across the UK to celebrate the amazing work of hosts and raise a collective voice for change.

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LRMN's Free EU Settlement Scheme drop-in surgery
Jul
5
10:00 AM10:00

LRMN's Free EU Settlement Scheme drop-in surgery

On Friday 5th July we will be hosting our second EU Settlement Scheme drop-in surgery for vulnerable and at risk EU migrants.

The drop-in surgery will offer free legal advice to migrants belonging to any of the following groups:

  • Rough sleepers and homeless people

  • People with disabilities and/or serious health conditions

  • Survivors of domestic abuse, modern slavery and/or trafficking

  • Roma and travellers

  • Those over the age of 65

  • Young care leavers

For more information please get in touch with us at 020 8604 0323 or email info@lrmn.org.uk.

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Hardly Hard to Reach: towards refugee-led mental health provision
Jun
27
9:30 AM09:30

Hardly Hard to Reach: towards refugee-led mental health provision

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) and partners on the Active Lives, Healthy Mindsproject: the Account Trust (Nepali), Qoys Daryeel (Family Care, Somali), Network of Eritrean Women-UK and the Tamil Community Centre would like to invite you for our end of project conference.

We will bring together, refugee and migrant-led community organisations, community members, the voluntary sector and statutory bodies to share our learning from six years of supporting mental health and wellbeing projects with refugee and migrant communities and racialised groups in London. We will examine the intersectional impacts of asylum regimes on mental health and wellbeing.

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London Legal Walk 2019
Jun
17
4:00 PM16:00

London Legal Walk 2019

  • Carey Street London, WC2A 2JB United Kingdom (map)
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SPONSOR US

On the evening of Monday June 17th over 10,000 lawyers, along with thousands of colleagues, clients and friends will be raising funds for London’s free legal advice charities at the 15th London Legal Walk.

Last year we raised £2,000 which helped to provide free legal advice to thousands of the most disadvantaged people in Lewisham and the London area.

Walk Day

The walk is 10km long. It starts and ends in Carey Street behind the Royal Courts of Justice. Teams start whenever they choose between 4p.m. and 7p.m. Entry is free but we do need all walkers to ask everyone they know to sponsor their walk.

Join Us

At Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network we are excited to be leading a team for the third year running, lead by our CEO Rosario Guimba-Stewart. If you haven’t yet joined the team, it would be great if you could join in.

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ASAP Conference 2019 - Legal Routes to Asylum Support
Jun
14
9:45 AM09:45

ASAP Conference 2019 - Legal Routes to Asylum Support

This is a one day event run by the Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) titled "Legal Routes to Asylum Support".

The day will be an opportunity to:

  • Meet the ASAP team and learn about what we do

  • Learn about changes to the political context and asylum advice contracts

  • Understand the legal duties of the Home Office and Local Authorities when supporting families

  • Attend practical workshops on a range of topics

  • Find out about organisations supporting asylum seekers and refugees

  • Talk to others who work with asylum seekers and refugees around the country

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Fatima Bhutto and Dina Nayeri in conversation
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Fatima Bhutto and Dina Nayeri in conversation

Join authors Fatima Bhutto and Dina Nayeri as they discuss their new books: The Runaways and The Ungrateful Refugee ahead of Refugee Week 2019.

A bold new novel from bestselling Pakistant author Fatima Bhutto, The Runaways follows the lives of three very different characters who fates cross paths in the desert attempting to escape the secrets of their past.

Dina Nayeri weaves together her own story of fleeing Iran at the age of 8 with those of refugees more recently uprooted.The Ungrateful Refugeeexplores the realities of journeying across borders in the hope of a fresh start—and the emotions involved at each stage of these deeply personal journeys, from escape to asylum and resettlement.

Both authors will discuss their new works with broadcaster and journalist Georgina Godwin. The event will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

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Migrant Connections Festival 2019
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Migrant Connections Festival 2019

A one day festival fostering community and solidarity through creativity and education. The festival will be another day of migrant-led workshops & performances - showcasing arts and creativity from the migrant community.

This year we are very excited to be collaborating with Grow London in Tottenham - a social enterprise that works with local communities and landowners to create spaces for gardening, learning and social life.A one day festival fostering community and solidarity through creativity and education. The festival will be another day of migrant-led workshops & performances - showcasing arts and creativity from the migrant community.

This year we are very excited to be collaborating with Grow London in Tottenham - a social enterprise that works with local communities and landowners to create spaces for gardening, learning and social life.

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GDPR - are you getting it right AND Ethical frameworks for refugee & migrant data round table
Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

GDPR - are you getting it right AND Ethical frameworks for refugee & migrant data round table

Good Data Protection compliance is not just a legal obligation; it also demonstrates that an organisation takes a responsible attitude to the information it holds about the people it works for, the people it works with and the people who support the work.

Most voluntary organisations are aware of how their responsibilities changed on 25th May 2018 under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and have taken steps to comply.

At the same time, changes in the way fundraising and direct marketing are regulated mean that all charities have had to review their current practice.

Now that things have settled down it is a good opportunity to review the position, identify any gaps, learn from experience and consolidate your Data Protection practice.

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Volunteer with Refugees | Clapham Junction | Breaking Barriers
May
30
2:00 PM14:00

Volunteer with Refugees | Clapham Junction | Breaking Barriers

Over 70% of refugees in London are unemployed, despite being legally able to work and having the skills, aspirations and motivation to do so. At Breaking Barriers, our vision is that every refugee in London can fulfil their potential, and integrate into their new home, through employment which matches their skills and ambitions.

We are looking for Advice & Guidance Volunteers to help us achieve this goal. Could this be you?

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From Amsterdam to Istanbul: Fundraising and Jewish Refugee Relief in the Seventeenth Century
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

From Amsterdam to Istanbul: Fundraising and Jewish Refugee Relief in the Seventeenth Century

  • Birkbeck University of London Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre (map)
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This lecture examines the ways in which Jews across Europe and Asia co-operated in helping the tens of thousands of their co-religionists displaced by the mid-seventeenth century wars in eastern Europe. A broad economic network coalesced which took money raised in communities as far distant as Amsterdam, Hamburg, Vienna, and Mantua and channelled it to where it was needed most - Poland-Lithuania, the Ottoman Empire, and even Iran.

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Volunteer with Refugees | Hammersmith Induction | Breaking Barriers
May
22
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer with Refugees | Hammersmith Induction | Breaking Barriers

Would you like to volunteer to support refugees into work?

Over 70% of refugees in London are unemployed, despite being legally able to work and having the skills, aspirations and motivation to do so. At Breaking Barriers, our vision is that every refugee in London can fulfil their potential, and integrate into their new home, through employment which matches their skills and ambitions.

We are launching a New Employment Support Centre in Hammersmith and we are looking for Advice & Guidance Volunteers to help launch it. Could this be you?

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May
21
3:00 PM15:00

Lewisham Migration Forum

The Lewisham Migration Forum is a cross sector forum for any group or organisation that has provision for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lewisham and for refugees and migrants themselves. The purpose of the forum is to increase partnership working in order to better meet the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lewisham. We will do this by: building closer working relationships and raising awareness about what services are available for cross referrals; identifying needs and areas of improvement in services; sharing intelligence on strategy and policy.

The Forum is currently chaired by LRMN and Voluntary Action Lewisham.

For more information and to book a place click here.

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Migration and Integration: The Case for Liberalism with Borders
May
20
6:15 PM18:15

Migration and Integration: The Case for Liberalism with Borders

The UCL Global Governance Institute (GGI) is delighted to host Professor Tom Farer on 20 May to talk about his upcoming book ‘Migration and Integration: The Case for Liberalism with Borders’. He will be joined by Jill Rutter, Director of Strategy and Relationships at British Future, who will serve as a discussant.

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Humanitarian Predicaments: Protracted Displacement and Palestinian Refugee Politics
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Humanitarian Predicaments: Protracted Displacement and Palestinian Refugee Politics

Palestinian refugees have lived in displacement, and with humanitarian assistance, for seventy years. Drawing on archival and ethnographic research, this talk considers refugee lives and politics across the length and much of the breadth of Palestinian exile. The talk focus on the geography of near displacement—Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, the five fields of United Nations Relief and Works Agency [UNRWA] operations in the Middle East. It explores the intersecting, but not identical, experiences of both providers and recipients. And its tracks both the politics of humanitarianism—how it shapes subjects, alters societies, and enforces or disrupts geopolitical inequities—and politics inhumanitarianism—how people living inside this system seek to change their circumstances, make claims of various kinds, and lead their lives in ways in which they and their community see value.

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Birkbeck's Taster Day
May
9
10:00 AM10:00

Birkbeck's Taster Day

  • Birkbeck, University of London, Room G01 (map)
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If you have sought sanctuary in the UK, currently have refugee, asylum seeker, DLR or Humanitarian Protection status (or any other forced migrant status) and are looking for some support and guidance on accessing higher education, we welcome you to attend our free taster day at Birkbeck, University of London.

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Refugees as Re-Builders (RRB) - Foundation Level Course II
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

Refugees as Re-Builders (RRB) - Foundation Level Course II

Are you a refugee who wants to help rebuild your home country?
Enrol on our Foundation Level Course: Introduction to Facilitation Skills 
Online application deadline: midnight, 29 April 2019

Please note that this is a course of 7 one day/week sessions. To enrol you need to fill in an application at https://bit.ly/2HkDyPj

Refugees as Re-Builders course aims to empower settled refugees to contribute to their countries of origin - as well as their host countries - by giving them access to knowledge and skills they may not otherwise receive through academic studies or work experience. Its purpose is to strengthen the capability and expertise participants already possess and to provide them with opportunities to explore, discuss and reflect on their own experience. The course is designed to enable and equip participants with the resources and practical tools needed to successfully design and facilitate workshops within their diaspora communities and countries of origin.

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