This is certainly good news, but I notice that the London meeting has
taken place already. This one passed me by, and I am wondering if
anyone went to the London one and what the gist of the discussion/input
Quoting Lydia Brown <[log in to unmask]>:
> Dear All,
> Good News on efforts to change the LSC's priorities for 2007!
> Owing to considerable pressure the DFES and LSC have agreed to host
> some consultation meetings on the issue of cuts to ESOL classes for
> asylum seekers (please see attached email). We think this is an
> excellent development and we would like to encourage you to attend
> these meetings, especially if you feel strongly that the LSC should
> continue to fund ESOL for vulnerable asylum seekers. The one in
> Leeds is on the 12th of January at the KPMG offices in the city
> centre. Two members of the RETAS staff will be there (Jessica
> Parker, Communications, and myself). If you can't make it but would
> like to feed your comments to the discussion group please email Mark
> Johnson at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> or hit reply to this email and tell us what you want to be relayed
> to the forum.
> Also, RETAS (Refugee Education & Training Advisory Service) have just
> released a response paper to the LSC's statement of priorities
> (please see the attached document). We are using this as an
> educational and lobbying tool and would invite you to do the same.
> Please feel free to send a copy to anyone who you think could find it
> beneficial! It will also be distributed at the meeting on the 12th.
> Many thanks to all of you who signed the letter James Simpson sent
> off and who have helped RETAS put this response paper together - we
> remain optimistic that these will have an influence.
> Kind regards,
> Lydia Brown
> Refugee Education Training Advisory Service (RETAS)
> 335 Roundhay Road
> T: 0113 2407320
> F: 0113 2407152
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> Part of 'Education Action International'
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