24/09/2013

Lift to London October 24? Our members are keen to attend the launch of Double Jeopardy guide to working with LGBTIQ refugees




Last year some of our members attended a conference at University of Greenwich called "Double Jeopardy" about the particular difficulties of being LGBTIQ and an asylum seeker or refugee.
The DoubleJeopardy action research project is holding a meeting in London to share their findings, and to launch a guide for LGBTIQ organisations and refugee community organisations on how best to support LGBTIQ refugees and asylum seekers.

Our members have been invited and are keen to attend, but the organisers have no funds to support travel or accommodation. LISG funds are low and we need to prioritise other expenses.

Can you help please? Either by offering a lift to London on October 24th, or by making a donation specifically for members to attend this event?

If so please email us at: lisg.manchester(at)yahoo.co.uk, or tweet us @lisg_manchester

Many thanks!

Could you offer short or long term accommodation to a LISG member? A spare bed or a room?


Could you offer short or long term accommodation to a LISG member? A spare bed or room

We sometimes need to find safe housing for a LISG member who has been refused asylum and therefore also all financial support, and who is at risk of being deported. Safe accommodation means that the woman is then able to focus on preparing a new application or an appeal or fixing a solicitor.

Women in this position do not have the money to pay rent, though they may receive minimal subsistence money or food support from various refugee and asylum support organisations.

Please see our contact page and get in touch for an initial informal chat.

Thanks for thinking about it. ....And please pass this on.