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Good Practice Together - Afghan Handbook, Opportunities & Work With Us

September 23 · Issue #21 · View online
Good Practice Together
This month we are sharing more resources to help during the Afghan Crisis, events, news and opportunities. We also have a vacancy in our team.

Afghan Crisis - Resources
GPP Resource - Handbook: UK Immigration Options for Afghan Citizens
What does the Afghanistan crisis mean for the status of Afghans in the UK? Our handbook gives an overview of the immigration and nationality applications that Afghan citizens may be able to make.
GPP Resource - Afghanistan Country of Origin Information (COI)
The Afghanistan COI Repository presents current country information on Afghanistan using national, regional and international sources. Supported by Refugee Action and developed jointly by Asylos, ARC Foundation and Clifford Chance, this will be updated every Thursday until further notice.
Doctors of the World - Multilingual Resources
To support people from Afghanistan, Doctors of the World has compiled a list of resources for individuals and for professionals who are working with them. Languages available: Dari, Pashto, Farsi and Urdu.
Afghan Academy - Helpline and Resources
Afghan Academyโ€™s helpline provides emergency services for the Afghan community, local authorities and sector agencies in need of support. The A-Z Guide is kept updated and lists support agencies and contacts.
GMIAU - Resources
Greater Manchester Immigration Advice Unit has set up information about Afghanistan and summarises the options for people seeking asylum in the UK from Afghanistan, with GMIAUโ€™s advice.
Home Office Policy Updates
Published: 13 Sept 2021
The government has released a policy statement on eligibility for the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme. The update contains details on Afghan relocations and assistance policy, integration support, and other cohorts of Afghan nationals and their family members.
๐ŸŒ Read the updates
One Pump Court - Specific Afghanistan Google Group
A google group has been set up to deal specifically with information sharing, coordination of volunteer lawyers and lobbying on Afghanistan. If you would like to join, please email Allan Briddock with โ€œAfghanistan groupโ€ in the subject heading.
๐Ÿ“จ Email to join
Asylum Support Advice Network
ASAN was established with the aim of sharing knowledge and experience about legal rights to food and shelter for asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers and irregular migrants.
๐Ÿ’ฌ Apply to join ASAN
GPP Resources - Interim Guidance
We have compiled interim resources of guidance and information from our last newsletter, which can be revisited on our website.
GPP Support Network - Slack
Remember you can join our support network to connect with other organisations and to ask for advice/share information.
Upcoming Events & Courses
  • Stories of Resilience - 29 Sept
  • Hub Call: Bulletin 13 (Strategic Planning and the Afghanistan Crisis Response) - 6 Oct
  • OISC Registeredโ€ฆWhat Next?: Managers & Trustees Ask Us Anything* - 12 Oct
  • OISC Level 1 Asylum & Protection Course* - 14 Oct
  • OISC Level 2 Immigration Course* - 8 to 12 Nov
  • OISC Level 1 Immigration Course* - 6 to 10 Dec
*These courses are restricted to organisations who are FIAP partners. To find out more, managers can contact Daniel Fallon.
Insight Hub Call: Bulletin 13
Wed 6 Oct, 12-1pm
The latest survey of the Insight Hub (formerly Information and Data Hub) focused on Strategic Planning and the Afghanistan Crisis Response. Hear about the survey results and from the sector in this Hub Call.
Early Action - NOREAM
Local authority support for children and families with NRPF often focuses on crisis intervention after other options have been exhausted. NOREAM, a new multi-agency project, aims to improve outcomes for children and families through social work that adopts early action.
Early Action - In Practice
The Asylum Early Action partners have developed early action in a number of ways, focusing on prevention and minimising risks, diverting people at risk of particular problems and tackling issues promptly, and intervening after problems occur to find sustainable solutions.
Call for Afghan Female Refugees
Join ARTconnectsโ€™ online workshops to connect with others, create and be empowered. You will have the chance to add your work to The Migration Blanket (watch the video), and have opportunities to improve your presentation skills and take part in events.
๐Ÿ“จ Register your interestย 
Ottolenghi Restaurants - Vacancies
Ottolenghi restaurants in London are looking to hire refugees in front of house and kitchen roles. Any questions from organisations helping with applications can email
๐Ÿ‘ Apply now
Getting On Board - Trustee Guidance, Tools & Templates
Getting On Board help charities in their mission to become more representative of the communities they serve by recruiting and retaining trustees from a diversity of backgrounds and lived experiences.
Work With Us!
Step Change Programme Coordinator
Deadline: 25 Oct 2021
We are looking for an experienced candidate to lead the coordination of the Step Change programme across Greater Manchester. The Consortium is a pioneering initiative by nine charities to transform into a collaborative ecosystem of support for refugees and people seeking asylum.
Meet The Team
Weโ€™re a friendly and helpful team. Collaboration and partnership building are at the heart of everything that we do. Find out who we are, what makes us tick, and who to contact if you need support.
๐Ÿ’ฌ Meet the team
Weโ€™d love your feedback
Please get in touch with Lizzie if you have any feedback. Weโ€™d love to hear from you.
Sending solidarity at this challenging time
Stay safe and look after yourselves,
The Good Practice & Partnerships Team
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