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Good Practice Together - Ukraine Page, Opportunities & Ramadan Feature

April 12 · Issue #29 · View online
Good Practice Together
This month we share our Ukraine resource page, opportunities, and Ramadan feature.

Ukraine Response
GPP Webpage
We have collated resources on our website to bring all the Ukraine Crisis resources together in one place. The page is frequently updated. It’s a work in progress and we are happy for you to send us your resources.
Our Upcoming Events & Courses
Boundaries & Good Practice
  • Boundaries & Good Practice, Part 1 - 19 May
  • Boundaries & Good Practice, Part 2 - 20 May
OISC Level 2
  • OISC Level 2 Asylum & Protection* - 10 to 14 Oct
  • OISC Level 2 Immigration* - 21 to 25 Nov
  • 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
Explore Adapt Renew: Experts by Experience work
  • Develop a Project to include Experts by Experience - 27 Apr to 11 May
  • Facilitation Skills for Experts by Experience and Co-production Work - 19 May to 24 Jun
*These courses are restricted to organisations who are FIAP partners. To find out more, managers can contact Daniel Fallon.
Explore Adapt Renew - Project
About the Project
Our Explore Adapt Renew project is a three year programme to nurture a growing, collaborative community of organisations across 7 local ecosystems, focusing on Shifting Power, Adapting Services, and Early Action. Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
Developing Your Experts by Experience Work
As part of Explore Adapt Renew, we’re working with organisations looking to develop how they work with Experts by Experience. People involved in co-production activities will take part in skills-based training, project development courses and peer support network.
🌐Find out more (places are limited)
OISC are increasing their fees from Tuesday 24 May 2022. Fortunately non fee-charging organisations remain exempt from paying fees for now.
Resources (External)
Guide to Work: Permission For Asylum Seekers
The Migration Justice Project at the Law Centre NI has drafted a guide to help people seeking asylum understand how and whether they can apply for permission to work while their claim is pending. Available in English, Tigrinya, Somali, Farsi, and Arabic.
Resources (Internal)
Permission to Work for Asylum Seekers FAQ
We have produced FAQs about Permission to Work for Asylum Seekers, which is now available to download from our resource Library under “Legal”.
Immigration Adviser (London Youth Gateway) - Praxis
Deadline: 18 Apr
Praxis are looking for an energetic Immigration Adviser (OISC L2 desirable) for an exciting position providing immigration advice to young adults aged 18-25 supported through the London Youth Gateway.
Trainee Caseworker - Migrants Organise
Deadline: 18 Apr
Migrants Organise are looking for a Trainee Caseworker to support their team in providing advice on housing, welfare benefits, community care, education, asylum support, immigration and employment.
🕌 FEATURE: Ramadan
This year Ramadan started on 3rd/4th April 2022, depending on the sighting of the new moon. The end of Ramadan is celebrated with Eid ul Fitr – the festival of “breaking the fast”. Eid is likely to be on 2nd/3rd May 2022.
In Islam, Fasting is one of the five pillars of the faith and Muslims around the world wherever possible (and if able to) fast during the month of Ramadan. Islam is a diverse faith and is practiced in many different ways with variations in how the month is observed.
Ramadan lasts between 29-30 days where those observing abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset. During this month acts of worship, prayer, charity and self-reflection increase.
Advice for colleagues who are fasting
Things to consider:
  1. Speak to your manager if you require any adjustments to your working day to help manage the late nights, early mornings and fasts.
  2. Where you can, balance your workday. Try to organise your day so that meetings and calls happen, where possible, when you are at your most alert, ensuring that your own, teams and client work are also considered.
  3. Try to ensure that you take your usual breaks throughout the day.
Advice for colleagues who are not fasting
Things to consider:
  1. Be aware of the above conditions and how your colleagues are managing through them. Offer flexibility with meeting and call times.
  2. Don’t be afraid to check in with others and team members to see how they are getting on.
🌙 Ramadan Mubarak!
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,
The Good Practice & Partnerships Team
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