Newsletters

PAFRAS’s quarterly news­let­ter con­tains inform­a­tion on the organisation’s activ­it­ies as well as news and opin­ion on cur­rent asylum policy and prac­tice in the UK. It also provides updates on staff­ing and volun­teer­ing changes and spe­cif­ic requests for urgently needed dona­tions. Click on a news­let­ter title (e.g. News­let­ter 18) to down­load it.

Newsletter 41

Autumn 2016

  • Ruth’s report
  • Asylum news
  • Christine’s award
  • Office move
  • Stats
  • Sup­port­er reports

Newsletter 40

Sum­mer 2016

  • Ruth’s report
  • WYDAN winter shel­ter report
  • Lamb­ing in Dent­dale
  • Staff news
  • Info page

Newsletter 39

Spring 2016

  • Wel­come
  • Train­ing
  • Fund raiser reviews
  • Cloth­ing dona­tions

Newsletter 38

Winter 2015

  • Christine Majid — Retire­ment mes­sage
  • Thanky­ous
  • Sea­sons greet­ings

Newsletter 37

Autumn 2015

  • News
  • Focus on .…The Thursday drop in
  • Asylum news roundup

Newsletter 36

Sum­mer 2015

  • Fort­ress Europe
  • Focus on .….The food store
  • Fusion Gig report
  • Wel­come and farewells
  • Grace host­ing

Newsletter 35

Spring 2015

  • The human cost of war
  • Men­tal Health
  • Leeds Amnesty Pub Quiz
  • Com­munity dona­tions

Newsletter 33

Sum­mer 2014

  • A mes­sage from Christine Majid
  • New Staff — Intro­duc­tions
  • Big Lot­tery Fund
  • Immig­ra­tion Act 2014

Newsletter 32

Autumn 2013

  • More cuts at PAFRAS, a per­son­al mes­sage from Christine Majid
  • PAFRAS Stor­ies — Hatim Has­san Bashir
  • York­shire St Pauli Links
  • Round­hay Ukulele Group Gig
  • Run­ning Men
  • Har­vest 2013
  • Mobile Pones Wanted
  • Cre­at­ive Sup­port

Newsletter 31

Sum­mer 2013

  • Des­ti­tu­tion in Leeds: Depu­ta­tion to the City Coun­cil
  • To Walk in Your Shoes — the pho­to­graphs, plus an excit­ing new pro­ject for PAFRAS cli­ents
  • Fun­drais­ing Thanks
  • Forth­com­ing events

Newsletter 30

Spring 2013

  • PAFRAS Turns 10
  • On Des­ti­tu­tion, Glas­gow and Bris­tol show the way
  • New Pat­ron: Lemn Sis­say
  • Stu­dents Go Coast to Coast for PAFRAS

Newsletter 29

Winter 2012–2013

  • Chaos at the UKBA
  • Rever­and Can­on Alan Taylor — Our Thanks
  • New Bar­ri­ers to Volun­teer­ing for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Wharf Cham­bers Fun­draiser News
  • PAFRAS Run­ners
  • Har­vest 2012

 Newsletter 28

Autumn 2012

  • No Justice for Jimmy Mubenga
  • Asylum Seeker Hous­ing News
  • Chris Man­ning
  • Wharf Cham­bers Fun­draiser News
  • Ramadan 2012

 

Newsletter 27

April — May 2012

  • Volun­teer­ing and well-being, Lora Evans
  • Chan­ging Per­spect­ives, Dav­id Keogh
  • A day in the life of the drop-in, Sara Magari

All pho­tos cour­tesy of Joe.

Newsletter 26

Feb­ru­ary — March 2012

  • Pro­file: Ramzi Hana
  • Intro­du­cing AJAR
  • Part­ner­ships
  • Women at PAFRAS
  • New Men­tal Health Work­er

 

Newsletter 25

Decem­ber 2011 — Janu­ary 2012

  • PAFRAS Christ­mas
  • Ira­ni­an Embassy Clos­ure
  • Fun­drais­ing News
  • IAS Clos­ure Update

Newsletter 24

August — Septem­ber 2011

  • After Case Res­ol­u­tion: A leg­acy of uncon­cluded cases and trau­mat­ised asylum seekers
  • Racist and inad­equately trained: Inspec­tion by HM Chief Inspect­or of Pris­ons finds forced removals escorts lack­ing
  • UPDATE: Leg­al Aid in Leeds
  • Our Thanks
  • Fun­drais­ing News
  • Kit­chen Work­er Needed

Newsletter 23

May-July 2011

  • PAFRAS Braced for Cuts
  • Leeds’s “Only” Leg­al Aid Pro­vider for Asylum Cases Closes
  • Staff Changes At PAFRAS
  • Our Thanks
  • Urgent Appeal for Dona­tions
  • Kit­chen Work­er Needed

Newsletter 22

March-April 2011

  • ESOL Pro­vi­sion Under Threat
  • Lind­holme IRC Cri­ti­cised by Pris­ons Inspect­or­ate
  • Mis­sion Accom­plished — Jim Row­land com­pletes his half-mara­thon (and more than doubles his fund-rais­ing tar­get)
  • Anoth­er Chance to See Charles Peck’s Pho­to­graphy
  • Volun­teers Needed!

Newsletter 21

Janu­ary-Feb­ru­ary 2011

  • Rain­bow Hearts Pro­ject
  • Run a Mile in these Shoes!
  • Exhib­i­tion: Every­day Life in A War Zone

Newsletter 20

Novem­ber-Decem­ber 2010

  • New Report, The Wages of Fear: Risk, safety and undoc­u­mented work
  • New PAFRAS Brief­ing, Where now for Justice? Leg­al Aid in West York­shire
  • Cel­eb­rat­ing Christ­mas, and our volun­teers
  • Imprisoned and exploited: the immig­ra­tion detain­ees who work for next to noth­ing

Newsletter 19

Septem­ber-Octo­ber 2010

  • Fath­er of five killed dur­ing forced deport­a­tion from the UK
  • 79% of asylum seekers are wrongly refused Leg­al Aid at appeal
  • New Pafras Web­site

Newsletter 18

July-August 2010

  • Straw­ber­ries and Song: fund-rais­ing for PAFRAS
  • Child Deten­tion Not Ended: the deten­tion of chil­dren for immig­ra­tion pur­poses con­tin­ues
  • No Access to Justice: Leg­al Aid cuts

Newsletter 17

May-June 2010

  • The Arch­bish­op of York vis­its PAFRAS drop-in
  • New rules for Fresh Claims
  • Refugee & Migrant Justice is forced into Admin­is­tra­tion
  • 60 second inter­view with Ann Sar­gent, Red Cross Case­work­er at the PAFRAS drop-in

Newsletter 16

March-April 2010

  • Urgent appeal for dona­tions
  • Staff changes at PAFRAS
  • Health­care Policy Update

Newsletter 15

July-August 2009

Newsletter 14

May-June 2009

Newsletter 13

March-April 2009

Newsletter 12

Janu­ary-Feb­ru­ary 2009

Newsletter 11

Novem­ber-Decem­ber 2008

Newsletter 10

Septem­ber-Octo­ber 2008

Newsletter 9

July-August 2008

Newsletter 8

May-June 2008

Newsletter 7

March-April 2008

Newsletter 6

Janu­ary-Feb­ru­ary 2008

Newsletter 5

Novem­ber-Decem­ber 2007

Newsletter 4

Septem­ber-Octo­ber 2007

Newsletter 3

July-August 2007

Newsletter 2

May-June 2007

Newsletter 1

March-April 2007