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Good Practice Together - Ukraine Crisis, Afghan Phone Line & Refresher Courses

March 17 · Issue #28 · View online
Good Practice Together
This month we share resources for the Ukraine Crisis, new refresher courses, Afghan Phone Line & Opportunities.

Ukraine Response
UK Visa Support for Ukrainian Nationals
Home Office webpage detailing the visa concessions for Ukraine nationals, both outside and inside the UK.  
📓 Read the concessions (regularly updated & links to online applications portal)
📓 Read about the concessions on Free Movement (this page has been updated)
Guidance for advisers: Ukrainians seeking to enter/remain in the UK
Advice and guidance to organisations about what work they may undertake at OISC Level 1, related to Ukrainians seeking to enter or remain in the UK. OISC L1 Advisers can assist with most applications.
‘Homes for Ukraine’ Scheme
This bespoke scheme will offer a route to those who want to come to the UK who have someone here willing to provide them with a home.
Ukraine Advice Project UK: Urgent Call for Volunteers 
Ukraine Advice Project UK offers free immigration advice for Ukrainian Citizens and others fleeing Ukraine. It is in urgent need of more volunteer lawyers to give pro bono legal advice to Ukrainian citizens on UK immigration, visas and asylum.
Ukraine Support - WM SMP
The WM Strategic Migration Partnership has put together a summary of support for Ukrainian residents, the UK Humanitarian Route and what you can do to help.
Ukraine Response - GPP Webpage
We are in the process of collating resources on our website. This brings all the Ukraine Crisis resources together in one place, and we will keep adding to it.
Our Upcoming Events & Courses
  • Boundaries & Good Practice - 25 & 28 Mar
  • OISC Level 1 Immigration* - 21 to 27 Apr
  • OISC Level 1 Asylum & Protection* - 29 Apr
  • Refresher #1: AM Immigration Control (L1) & PM Appeals (L2)* - 13 May
  • Refresher #2A: AM British Nationality Law (L1) & PM Human Rights (L2)* - 26 May
  • Refresher #2B: Private & Family Life - AM (L1) & PM (L2)* - 27 May
  • Refresher #3: The EU Settlement Scheme - AM (L1) & PM (L2)* - 9 Jun
  • Refresher #4: AM General Grounds for Refusal (L1) & PM Enforcement (L2)* - 23 Jun
*These courses are restricted to organisations who are FIAP partners. To find out more, managers can contact Daniel Fallon.
NEW: OISC L1 & L2 - Themed Refresher Days
For the first time ever, we’re going to be running some L2 Immigration Refreshers! We’re going to run them in tandem with the relevant L1 Refreshers to provide a comprehensive overview of a topic area.
Join Our Next Hub Call!
Wed 23 Mar (12-1pm)
Our Hub calls bring organisations, funders and campaigners together to discuss current issues and share resources. This month, we are focusing on asylum hotels and the Ukraine Crisis. We hope you can join us and contribute to the discussion.
Power, Boundaries and Expectations
A new blog from Expert Link asks: “How do we challenge the power and make sure that voices are actually heard?” 
General Manager - Haringey Migrant Support Centre
Deadline: 18 Mar
HMSC is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to lead its small team. The postholder will have overall responsibility for management of the organisation, including strategic development along with oversight of finance, administration, and governance.
Freelance Consultants - Lloyds Bank Foundation 
Deadline: 8 Apr
Lloyds Bank Foundation is looking to increase the number of Enhance partners (local consultants) to provide organisational development and resilience support to their partner charities. They are specifically targeting people from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds.   
Immigration Adviser - Praxis
Deadline: 21 Mar
Praxis are looking for an energetic Immigration Adviser (OISC L2 essential) for an exciting position providing immigration advice to destitute migrants with No Recourse to Public Funds in selected hospitals across England. 
Scottish Refugee Council - Afghan Phone Line
Scottish Refugee Council are piloting an Afghan Citizens’ Information line. Over the next 12 months, it will provide information to newly arrived Afghans.
We’d love your feedback
Please get in touch with Lizzie if you have any feedback. We’d love to hear from you.
Thanks for reading
Stay safe and take care of your wellbeing,
The Good Practice & Partnerships Team
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