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 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