Latest Home Office Update: Brexit

The most recent statement from the Home Office says the following:

  • Confirms that the Home Office will continue to look to grant status rather than refuse and in line with the UK commitment to be more generous in certain respects than the draft Withdrawal Agreement, a person will not be refused status under the EU Settlement Scheme because, for example, they are not economically active or they do not hold comprehensive sickness insurance.


Detached Youth Work Positions

Detached youth work positions

1 x Lead Detached Youth Worker – 15hrs per week @ £14phr

9hrs of which are detached youth work and 6hrs supervision time

2 x Detached Youth Workers- 9hrs per week @ £11phr

All posts will require non-negotiable evening work.

All posts are on a 3 year fixed term contract and are renewable annually subject to funding being renewed

If you are passionate about young people and listening to their loves, hopes and concerns and want the community to be a better place to live and are able to challenge your own and others’ attitudes and assumptions, then this is the role for you.

The successful candidates will be dynamic, respectful and be willing to train and work differently to support positive change in young people.

All positions require:

  • experience in working with hard to reach young people aged 13 -18 years
  •  experience of street based youth work
  •  experience of community engagement

For a job description and an application pack please contact Amanda Kitchen on
Deadline: 4pm on the 7th December 2018
(If you do not hear from us by 11th December please presume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion)
Interviews will be held the week commencing the 10/12/2018

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Off The Shelf festival presents – Papusza Film Screening – Monday 22nd Octoberława Wajs (1908-1987) is better known by her nickname Papusza meaning Doll and is one of the most famous of Roma poets. This Romani and Polish language film provides a powerful context though which to consider Roma history, culture and the interface with the Gadjo (non-Roma) world.

Tickets – £6/£4 (concs) – Buy advanced tickets here

Venue – Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Rd, S7 1FS

Off The Shelf festival presents – Romani Readings: Stopping, Moving and Writing – Monday 15th October Le Bas reads from The Stopping Places (a BBC R4 Book of the Week). The account of his journey to find of the wayside stopping places of his forebears will inform a panel discussion about literacy and narrative for Roma writers. Damian will be joined by Rosa Cisneros, a Spanish-American Gypsy dancer and academic and David Kandrac, a member of Sheffield’s Roma Slovak community.

Tickets – £6/£4 (concs) – Buy advanced tickets here

Venue – Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’ Street, S1 2EW

Off The Shelf festival present – The Roma Enlightenment and Romani Dreams – Monday 8th October Kalinin is a celebrated Romani language poet and author, born in Belarus and resident in the UK for 25 years. He will take us on a personal, cultural and poetic journey sharing his collection of posters, books and ephemera from 1930s Russia. Embodying the promise of the ‘Roma Enlightenment’ Kalinin guides us with passionate readings from his poems Romani Dreams.

Tickets – £6/£4 (concs) – Buy advanced tickets from here

Venue – Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’ Street, S1 2EW

Music and Song at Sheffield Hubs

Lukas Pokuta; Dominik Pacan, Stefan Pecha & Erik Pacan performed a medley of Romani songs alongside Robin Grey at the Sheffield Youth music event at Yellow Arch studios on Sunday 8th July.


The boys were welcomed to the event and took the chance to sing with Robin accompanying them on guitar. The organisers of Sheffield music services were delighted to hear the songs and meet the boys. Plenty of applause and a photo with Sheffield Magic Magid, the Lord Mayor.

Well done everybody involved.

Free training opportunity for Roma activists – building communications and influencing skills (apply now, limited spaces)

From: Juliana Bell | Programme Delivery Manager of the Metropolitan Migration Foundation

Dear All,

Following some of the findings of our three year funding programme for the Roma Community, including feedback from a number of grantees and other Roma activists, the Metropolitan Migration Foundation is very pleased to announce we are working with On Road Media and iMiX to support Roma activists to build communication and influencing skills. This involves a free, day-long Engaging with the Media training course, which will be designed and delivered by On Road and media activists from the Roma community. The programme is delivered in partnership with IMiX, who will provide follow up support for the Roma activists that take part.

I am getting in touch with you today to offer you the opportunity to take part and ask whether you (or a colleague) would be interested in attending this course.

The media training course is especially designed to suit community activists with self-care and support as a foundation of the learning. Media skills and confidence-building in speaking to journalists is given equal weight to self-care and setting boundaries. It will cover ways of working with journalists in positive ways, developing long lasting relationships.

The Metropolitan Migration Foundation is bringing together a group of up to 10 people from the Roma community to take part in the Engaging with the Media course and access follow up support. To ensure that a range of experiences are represented in the programme, this group will be made up from people of different ages, places of birth, gender, sexuality, faiths, and location. Due to the limited numbers and the need to represent a number of experiences, it’s possible that not everyone interested will be able participate.

If you are interested, please consider the below questions before you make a decision. If you can answer “yes” to all of these questions, then the course could be the right fit for you:

  • Are you available for the training (all day on Wednesday 19th September) and the follow up support?
  • Some people feel very negative feelings when thinking about doing media work, and feel nervous, worried, or angry with journalists. Negative feelings towards the media are perfectly fine, but if this is mostly how you feel, participating in the programme might not be the right fit for you at this time. Working with the media can also make some people feel excited, positive, and despite their nerves, really up for engaging with journalists. Do you feel this way too?
  • Do you feel well in yourself?
  • Change in the media doesn’t happen overnight, and it can take many conversations / appearances on a programme for improved coverage. Do you feel okay about that?

What you need to know:

Date: Wednesday 19 September, 10.00-17.30 (including breakfast between 10.00-10.30am)

Location: Central London (tbc)

Networking dinner: we will also be offering a networking dinner for all participants after the training session (details tbc).

Further information: Refreshments and lunch will be provided, we will pay for your travel costs and we may be able to offer hotel accommodation for those travelling from further afield. The follow up support will be offered by IMix, will be tailored to suit your needs and may be done via Skype.

To apply:

Please complete a short survey via the following link no later than 20th July 2018. It will take no longer than 5 minutes:

If you prefer to speak through the survey questions via telephone instead, please get in touch with Hebba Nasser ( who will arrange a time to call you.

Please forward this to anyone who may be interested and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

With my very best wishes,


Juliana Bell | Programme Delivery Manager of the Metropolitan Migration Foundation

t: 07921743783| e:


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“HOME” Poetry Video by Roma Futures

Roma children in Sheffield came together for a poetry workshop, facilitated by Coco Neal. The poetry written was centered around the theme of “Home”.

For many of the children involved it was their first time writing poetry. The film was entered into the Travellers Times Poetry competition which is part of the GRT History month.

More info on Roma Futures can be found here:

More info on the TT Poetry Competition can be found here:

“HOME” Poetry by Roma Futures from Roma Futures on Vimeo.

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Ladislav Poles, peskere caha Ladislav he peskere djamutreha Jan Hangurbadzo, puterde e sklepa andro Rotherham, 25 Welgate. Slovenski-Roma katar o Kesmarkos, Poprad, lengeri sklepa spetializinen slovenski producti, na priklad masa palo Slovensko.

Roma Futures (Amaro Budúcnosť) gele (Miroslav Kandrac/Tim Neal) te navstevinel andre sklepa sar o Jan delas pozor pre sklepa. Jov kerel buci kodaj.

Le Miroslav Kandrac has prilezitost te kerel leha roshovoris pal lengeri sklepa.

Ladislav Poles with his son Ladislav and son-in-law Jan Hangurbadzo, Roma from Kezmarok in Slovakia, have opened a food shop at 25 Welgate, Rotherham. The shop specialises in Slovakian food products, for example meat brought directly from Slovakia. Roma Futures went to visit the shop when Yan was looking after it. Miroslav Kandrac took the opportunity to interview Jan about their business.