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 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