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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Youth Legal Training: Know your rights (Housing)
Aug
8
10:30 AM10:30

Youth Legal Training: Know your rights (Housing)

Do you know your rights when it comes to housing?

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.

The session 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.

This training 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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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World Monuments Fund Britain’s Syrian Stonemasonry Training Programme
May
2
11:30 AM11:30

World Monuments Fund Britain’s Syrian Stonemasonry Training Programme

  • Imperial War Musuem, The Park View Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

World Monuments Fund Britain has been working in Mafraq, Jordan - twelve miles from the Syrian border - since September 2017 to provide a group of Syrian refugees and Jordanian citizens with traditional stonemasonry skills to become the craftspeople and conservators of the future. Backed by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, a £30million initiative to protect heritage in conflict affected areas of the Middle East and North Africa, the aim of the training centre is to take three problems and turn them into a solution. The problems: how to conserve extraordinary monumental heritage in Syria, such as the ancient souk of Aleppo. The issue is exacerbated by the depletion of skilled craftspeople therefore, once the dust of conflict settles, there will be few locally to carry out restoration work. At the same time thousands sit in refugee camps, lives on hold, seeking hope. The solution: Train refugees to become the craftspeople. Give them a skill – in this case stone-masonry – to help restore their nation’s heritage. Join WMF Britain’s Executive Director, John Darlington to hear more about this remarkable programme.

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Lewisham Migration Forum - Borough of Sanctuary Consultation
Apr
11
to May 17

Lewisham Migration Forum - Borough of Sanctuary Consultation

  • Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Lewisham Migration Forum (LMF) is working to make Lewisham a Borough of Sanctuary that refugees, asylum seekers and migrants (RASM) can proudly call home and a place where they are welcome and safe.

LMF which is composed of over 30 organisations including Lewisham Council initiated this consultation to learn from individuals, private, public, voluntary and community organisations what a borough of sanctuary means and to solicit ideas on how we can work together to make this happen.

The survey will roughly take 7-10 minutes of your time and is anonymous. However, you can give your name if you would like to be involved in the creation of a Borough of Sanctuary.

Fill out the survey below.

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Syria in the Age of Disinformation
Mar
30
9:30 AM09:30

Syria in the Age of Disinformation

Join us on Saturday March 30th at SOAS to discuss Syria in the age of disinformation. This event is open to the public, but please make sure to register for your ticket in advance.

There has been a large number of fake news campaigns that aim to mislead the public about events taking place in Syria. In this conference we will be discussing the impact of fake news campaigns on Syrians who have been victimised. We will also shed light on the current situation in Syria as well as the inconsistent Western policy towards the Syrian crisis.

This conference consists of four panel discussions, plus an opening and a closing session. The four panel sessions will cover:
-The humanitarian response and civil society in Syria in a new phase of the conflict
-Justice for Syrians in the age of disinformation
-Towards a consistent and effective policy on Syria
-Syrian Diaspora, Why? When? What's Next?

Please note: booking one ticket allows you to access all panels in the conference.

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BEYOND BORDERS
Mar
28
to Mar 30

BEYOND BORDERS

Immerse yourself in film, discussion, art and performance on the theme of migration and refugees, as The People’s Film Club take over our Council Chamber for a mini-festival that seeks to break down borders.

Is the uncertainty of Brexit keeping you up at night? Want to take a stand against the rise in xenophobia, islamophobia, and racism we have seen in the past two years? Come and celebrate the power of grassroots activism, international solidarity and collaboration. Showcasing the collaborative work of British, European and international artists, Beyond Borders explores how we got here and where we’re heading.

All funds raised will go to refugee and migrant support projects, led by L'Auberge des Migrants and Médecins Sans Frontières.

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Lewisham Migration Forum
Mar
26
3:00 PM15:00

Lewisham Migration Forum

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 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 and practical activities including two sub groups; Borough Sanctuary and an Online Information Sharing Portal

If you're interested please book your place!

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