Applications are open for Westheimer Health and Social Care scholarships for young asylum seekers, see link below. Applications close Wed 25 May 2016

A new play by Zambian playwright May Sumbwanyambe is showing from 4-28 May 2016, see link for details

After Independence

Refugee Council is running a series of workshops which will introduce the Education System in the UK and discuss ways that clients can move towards working within schools and colleges either as teachers, parents or volunteers.

See link for details. EDUCATION IN THE UK 2016

Open University Business School OUBS has launched its first free online course as part of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL). The philanthropically funded centre will become a primary resource for voluntary sector organisations giving access to leadership development modules and research-led insight. The first free module is `Introducing the Voluntary Sector´, an eight week course covering the context and features of voluntary and community organisations. The course will be hosted on OpenLearn and is aimed at learners working (or aspiring to work) as paid members of staff or as volunteers in voluntary or community organisations.Find out more.

Right to Remain has just launched a new updated Toolkit which helps to understand the immigration and asylum system in UK, see link

If you are a nurse or midwife from a BME background who wants to progress in your career, click on link

Chief Nursing Officer – for England BME

Deadline for applications: Monday 15 August 2016

From 18 March 2016  fees will rise by up to 25% for applications for settlement, residence and nationality, see link

The Babbage ruling may affect those without current Zimbabwean passports who are not willing to return voluntarily to Zimbabwe. If you think it affects you, speak to your legal representative.

There is a detailed note about the case together with the judgment and transcripts of the hearing on the Bhatt Murphy website:


Poster ZA association resised



NHS England  guidance on GP registration  states

‘Inability by a patient to provide identification or proof of address would not be considered reasonable grounds to refuse to register a patient’.

For more details see the Doctors of the World blog or read the new NHS England guidelines


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