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Abigail Housing – Bradford

c/o Accent Housing, Jeremy Downs House, Senior Way, Bradford BD5 0QB
Abigail Housing is a charitable organisation providing accommodation and associated support to recently recognised refugees in Leeds and destitute asylum seekers in Bradford.  We offer a welcoming environment to all seeking sanctuary in West Yorkshire.
Bradford Destitution Project – Contact 0300 10210952/07908364112; [email protected]
Leeds Refugee Project – Contact 0300 10210951/07743189314; [email protected]
We have volunteer opportunities available at both the Leeds and Bradford Projects.  For more information and to discuss the various roles available please contact:
St.Clair Brown, Leeds Volunteer Coordinator 0300 10210957; [email protected], for volunteering roles in Leeds.
To volunteer with the Bradford Project please contact Amanda, Bradford Project Manager on 0300 10210952.
Last updated: August 25, 2022 at 12:44 pm
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Abigail Housing – Leeds

Woodhouse Community Centre, 197 Woodhouse Street, Leeds, LS6 2NY
Abigail Housing is a charitable organisation providing accommodation and associated support to recently recognised refugees in Leeds and destitute asylum seekers in Bradford.  We offer a welcoming environment to all seeking sanctuary in West Yorkshire.
Bradford Destitution Project – Contact 0300 10210952/07908364112; [email protected]
Leeds Refugee Project – Contact 0300 10210951/07743189314; [email protected]
We have volunteer opportunities available at both the Leeds and Bradford Projects.  For more information and to discuss the various roles available please contact:
St.Clair Brown, Leeds Volunteer Coordinator 0300 10210957; [email protected], for volunteering roles in Leeds.
To volunteer with the Bradford Project please contact Amanda, Bradford Project Manager on 0300 10210952.

 

Last updated: November 3, 2022 at 13:32 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Advonet

Unity Business Centre, 26 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS7 1AB
We are able to provide one-to-one advocacy in person, by phone, email, video call and text chat. Advocacy helps you to get your voice heard and rights upheld in a number of ways. Our advocacy services are:
  • Care Act Advocacy – social workers can make a referral for anyone in Leeds going through the Care Act assessment process
  • Community Advocacy – this service can help you with issues like benefits, housing and accessing services
  • Health Complaints Advocacy – this can help you to make a complaint about any NHS care you have been given
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) – this is for people who lack capacity under the Mental Capacity Act
  • Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) – this is advocacy for people who are under section
There is also the Leeds Autism AIM service that can offer advocacy, information and signposting for autistic adults in Leeds.
Call the office: 0113 244 0606, open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm
Email the team: [email protected]
Last updated: August 25, 2022 at 12:34 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Afghan Community Alfalah Education Centre

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:45 pm
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African Great Lakes Family

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:45 pm
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African Rainbow Family

Yorkshire MESMAC, 22-23 Blayds Yard, Leeds LS1 4AD

African Rainbow Family (ARF) is a non-for-profit charitable organisation that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender intersexual and queer (LGBTIQ) people of African heritage and the wider Black Asian Minority Ethnic groups.

ARF provides:

  • Support For LGBTIQ Refugees and People Seeking Asylum
  • Campaigning For Global LGBTIQ Equality
  • Stand Against Hate Crimes
  • Support communities who face constant harassment, hate crimes and discrimination heaped on them by an ignorant society because of their sexuality or sexual preferences and or gender identity. Contact us if you need support for yourself or someone else. Subscribe to our newsletter here

Programmes and Services

  •  Signposting to immigration advice and other mainstream services.
  • Organise social events and activities.
  • Offer free counselling.
  • Support LGBTIQ people seeking asylum with no recourse to public fund by subsidising transport fares and other costs such as food. 
  • Support our destitute members with weekly subsistence.
  • Offer hot meals for members.
  • Offer moral and practical supports to people in detention centres. 
  • Offer moral support and evidence in court.
  • Offer buddy support for members to sign at immigration reporting centres.

Opening Times:

Monday: 9.30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 9.30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 9.30 - 17:00
Thursday: 9.30 - 17:00
Friday: 9.30 - 17:00
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Afrolatino Community Interest Group

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:45 pm
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AMAL Eritrean Community

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:45 pm
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Ana Sudaniya Women in Leeds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:45 pm
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Angola Youth

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:44 pm
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Ark of Victory

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:44 pm
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Armley Junk-tion Cafe

1 Chapel Lane, Armley, Leeds LS12 2DJ

Armley Junk-tion provides hot and cold meals, drinks and a food boutique (a food shop).

They operate on a Pay As You Feel (#PAYF) basis which means you can pay what you can afford or volunteer to help out in some way to pay for your food.

Last updated: May 8, 2019 at 16:22 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 16:00
Friday: 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 16:00
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ASAP

Ground Floor Anchorage House, 2 Clove Crescent, East India Dock, London, E14 2BE

Support to Advisers. ASAP does not give legal advice to individuals over email, letter or telephone.

ASAP does not offer face-to-face appointments for individuals who want advice for their asylum support appeal hearings, so please do not come to our office (it’s in London)

Please ask your adviser to call our Advice Line  (Mon, Wed, Fri 2-4pm) if you need any help.

Last updated: May 8, 2019 at 16:23 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Asha Neighbourhood Project

43 Stratford St, Leeds, LS11 6JG

A women’s one stop centre, providing a wide range of support services to women and their families living in the Beeston/Holbeck area of Leeds. Asha Services include an advice service, ESOL class, Preschool Nursery places, Playschemes in school holidays, family support, healthy living advice/information/support plus access to learning and employment opportunities. If Asha can’t help you, we will try to find someone who can!

Asha provides both ESOL and English classes.

Open: Mon-Fri – 9.30am to 4.00pm

Contact via phone: 0113 2704600

Email: [email protected]

 

Last updated: August 18, 2022 at 10:00 am

Opening Times:

Monday: 9.30am to 4.00pm
Tuesday: 9.30am to 4.00pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 4.00pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 4.00pm
Friday: 9.30am to 4.00pm
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Ashiana Support for Female Survivors of Trafficking

c/o PAFRAS, Unit 24 Unity Business Centre, 26 Roundhay Road, LS7 1AB

STEP: For women not currently receiving support through the National Referral Mechanism

In West Yorkshire Ashiana’s STEP Project supports women before and after they enter the NRM, as well as women who do not wish to enter the NRM. This compliments the Salvation Army contract provision and enables us to provide longer-term support for women who have on-going advocacy and support needs or are particularly vulnerable. The service is holistic and person centred allowing the survivor to identify and prioritise their needs and aims in order to enable women to make their own choices by providing a ‘needs led’ and trauma informed approach.

What we offer:

  • Providing information about the NRM process, exploring alternative options, liaising with first responders to enter NRM.
  • Enabling women to increase their independence and to integrate. This can include but is not exclusive to:
  • Access to legal advice
  • Access to health care including mental health services
  • Advocacy with statutory agencies (Home office, DWP)
  • Writing reports for solicitors and other agencies
  • Support throughout the asylum system (eg at asylum appeal hearings)
  • Signposting and referrals to long-term support services, support to volunteer, access education.

This work is funded for 12 months from 1st February 2018 by the European Commission and is delivered as part of a pilot in partnership with the British Red Cross and Hestia.

Referral criteria:
Must be: Can be any or more than one of the following:

  • Female (18+)
  • Have a history of trafficking
  • Residing in West Yorkshire } At risk of trafficking
  • Currently being exploited
  • Not currently in the NRM
  • In the NRM but not currently receiving support from Salvation Army & subcontractors
  • Post-NRM: has received Conclusive Grounds decision and support has ended or is due to end

If the woman does not meet the above criteria please contact us for a discussion about their needs.

How to refer
Please contact Lizzie Lowenstein or the Sheffield office to discuss any referral. You will be asked to complete a short referral form.
Contact West Yorkshire: Lizzie Lowenstein – [email protected] 07597341436
Sheffield Office: 0114 255 5740 [email protected]

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Asmarina Voices

Associated with Leeds Playhouse.

Our singing group for refugee women meets weekly during term time. Sessions are informal and fun – a chance to relax, socialise and sing together. Members don’t have to come every week and no experience is necessary. There are occasional opportunities to perform at special events, to go and see shows together or to attend other projects.

Refreshments and help with travel to and from sessions are provided, and children are welcome to come and play.

Sessions are free and run every Friday at 1pm-2:30pm during term time:

17th January – 14th February

6th March – 3rd April

All sessions take place at:

First Floor
6 St Peter’s Building
St Peter’s Square
Leeds
LS9 8AH

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Asmarina Voices – Women’s Singing Group

First Floor 6 St Peter’s Building St Peter’s Square Leeds LS9 8AH

Our singing group for refugee women meets weekly during term time.

Sessions are informal and fun – a chance to relax, socialise and sing together. Members don’t have to come every week and no experience is necessary. There are occasional opportunities to perform at special events, to go and see shows together or to attend other projects.

Refreshments and help with travel to and from sessions are provided, and children are welcome to come and play.

Sessions are free and run every Friday during term time:

  • Friday 14th June 2019 – Friday 12th July 2019
  • Friday 27th September – Friday 25th October (please note that there will not be any sessions on 1st & 8th November).
  • Friday 15th November – Friday 13th December 2019
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Aspire – Community Links

3 Limewood Way Leeds West Yorkshire LS14 1AB

Aspire is the Leeds Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, providing holistic care coordination to people between the ages of 14 and 65 who are, or may be, experiencing their first episode of psychosis. We provide support to families, friends and social networks of the person in relation to their experience of psychosis too.

Aspire operates an open referral system. Referrals will be accepted from professionals (e.g. GP, practice nurse, counsellors, teachers etc.) concerned family/friends or from the person experiencing difficulties.

We advise that you make a referral over the phone or by email. An Aspire duty worker is available by phone Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm to discuss referrals and offer advice on 0113 200 9170.

To make a referral by email, post or to find out more information, our referral form and service information booklets can be found here

Last updated: May 18, 2020 at 15:41 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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ASSIST Sheffield

Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB

Coronavirus update: please see the the following page for information on the changes to services https://www.assistsheffield.org.uk/news/covid-19-information-assist-clients

ASSIST Sheffield is a charity working to provide some support to destitute asylum seekers in and around Sheffield. We also help to raise awareness about destitution – please see our website for more information. We accept referrals for support from other agencies [please contact us for a referral form]. Our office is for administration only, but our information and referral volunteers are available at the Sheffield weekly drop-in session in Victoria Hall every wednesday 2pm-4pm.

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 12:10 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Association of Angolans in Leeds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:44 pm
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Asylum Justice and Release (AJAR)

All Hallows Church, 24 Regent Terrace, Leeds LS6 1NP

AJAR is a network of people in Leeds, often from faith communities, seeking to help people currently in detention who have a valid case for applying for bail.

The network includes voluntary befrienders, bailers and advisors.

Currently providing volunteers to accompany particularly vulnerable people when they go to sign.

 

 

We’re currently looking for volunteers: Click here to find out more

Via email or phone

Last updated: May 8, 2019 at 16:44 pm
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Asylum Matters

Oak house, Park Lane, Leeds lS3 1EL

We are building a movement for change by:

a) Building Voice – working with people who have direct experience of the asylum process, and ensuring their voices are heard by decision makers; opinion formers and the wider public;

b) Shifting Attitudes – breaking the damaging cycle of misinformation and making sure people get the real story behind why people seek refugee protection, and their experiences in the UK. We aim to work with as diverse a community as possible; find new allies; and inspire people to join the call for change;

c) Effecting Policy Change – working with local decision makers at all levels of policy making, aiming to bridge the gap between national lobbying and local activism, and create opportunities for dialogue about how change can happen.

 

We’re currently looking for volunteers: Contact us for more details

Phone or email

Last updated: May 8, 2019 at 16:47 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Asylum Support Applications

Migrant Help Charlton House Dour Street Dover Kent CT16 1AT UK

Asylum Support Application UK provides assistance in completing your application for asylum support and application to notify the Home Office of any change of circumstances.

If you are seeking asylum and have difficulty supporting your self you may be entitled to apply for asylum support to help with accommodation and cash support for food and clothing. Our Asylum Support Application teams can support you to complete your application.

If your circumstances change during the asylum process you need to notify the Home Office immediately. Our Asylum Support Application teams can assist you with this.

How can we help?

  • Use our telephone service to get help, in your own language, to complete your application for support or change of circumstances.Please call Asylum Helpline (Support Applications). Contact numbers are listed below.
  • Call us to book a face to face appointment with one of our advisers via our outreach service where available.
  • To find out more information on applications for support click here
Last updated: May 8, 2019 at 16:47 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 08:00 - 17:30
Friday: 08:00 - 17:30
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Ayanda Szan Community

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:48 pm
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Azer Turk Association

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:45 pm
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Baby Steps

Baby Steps is a perinatal education programme to prepare parents for pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Baby Steps focuses on the transition to parenthood, the relationship between parents and the development of a positive relationship between parents and their babies.

There are nine sessions which cover:-

  • babies’ development,
  • parent infant interaction,
  • relationships and support,
  • the practicalities of parenting,
  • labour and birth,
  • caring for and feeding a new baby and
  • mental and physical health and wellbeing.

The programme is open to parents who are disadvantaged, or have additional needs, after the 26th week of pregnancy. This includes mums and families who meet one or more of the following criteria:-

  • recent migrants,
  • asylum seekers,
  • refugees or
  • those who have difficulty reading, speaking or understanding English,
  • have learning difficulties,
  • have low-level mental health problems,
  • victims of domestic abuse,
  • offenders or ex-offenders,
  • current or previous substance misusers,
  • homeless people,
  • gypsies or travellers,
  • those from particularly disadvantaged or isolated minority ethnic communities,
  • those not in education, employment or training,
  • those who are, or have been involved in crime or antisocial behaviour,
  • have been or are in the care system,
  • mothers aged 20 or under,
  • if they lack strong social or support networks and
  • those living in poor conditions or in severe financial hardship.

The programme helps get parents off to the best start, enabling them to build supportive relationships and care for their baby.

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Bankfield Heath

107 Roundhay Road Leeds LS8 5AJ, LS8 5AJ

Solicitors and caseworkers offering legal advice, including legal aid work.

Office hours Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm. Free initial 20 minute consultations available.

Telephone: 01132497781

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.bankfieldheath.co.uk/

Address: 267 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 4HS / 6 Woodseats Road, Sheffield, S8 0PD

Please note, some services are not eligible for legal aid. Where legal aid funding is not available, fixed fees are agreed in advance of work being undertaken.

Opening Times:

Monday: Office Hours
Tuesday: Office Hours
Wednesday: Office Hours
Thursday: Office Hours
Friday: Office Hours
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Bankside Children’s Centre

Bankside Primary School, Shepherd's Lane, Harehills, Leeds LS8 4AW

NCT antenatal and postnatal group aimed at asylum seekers and refugees.

Preparation for pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
A safe place to share hopes, fears, experiences and make friends.
Free crèche and interpreters for the antenatal group.

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Opening Times:

Tuesday: 12:30 - 15:00
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BEACON (Bradford Ecumenical Asylum Concern)

c/o Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX

BEACON seeks to foster a culture of welcome, hospitality and practical support to meet the diverse needs of people seeking asylum in the Bradford district.

BEACON’s current projects are:

  • Hosting provides short and medium accommodation within the homes of volunteer hosts for people seeking asylum at risk of destitution [email protected] / 07505 053149
  • CHAT is a free weekly English conversation and activities group open to people seeking asylum and other non-English speakers. A welcoming space to practise conversational English and have fun in a friendly environment. Open to all abilities. Wednesdays 10.00 – 12.00 at Touchstone (see address below) [email protected] / 07754 228569 
  • McKenzie Friends volunteers provide support to people seeking asylum following a refusal on a claim, accompanying people to appeal hearings and facilitating access to legal advice & representation for those hoping to submit fresh asylum claims[email protected] / 07531 576330 

www.beaconbradford.org[email protected]07419 990578Touchstone, 4 Easby Road, Bradford, BD7 1QX

Please contact us by phone or email, visits by appointment only

Last updated: August 25, 2022 at 11:10 am

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 10am-4.30pm
Wednesday: 1.30pm-4.30pm
Thursday: 10am-4.30pm
Friday: 10am-4.30pm
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Better Leeds Communities

42-46 Burley Lodge Road, Leeds, LS6 1QF

Coronavirus update: We want to let Leeds residents know that from Tuesday 17th March 2020 Better Leeds Communities is giving advice and support on Debt, Housing and Benefits via the telephone & email as we know people are worried and still have concerns during COVID-19. Please call on 0113 275 4142 or email [email protected] 

Delivering advice (including immigration advice) through Children’s Centres across Leeds.

We are able to advise anyone living or working in Leeds who is responsible for a child under 5, is pregnant or whose partner is pregnant.

We are able to advise on all topics including benefits and tax credit issues, benefit checks, debt, budgeting, problems at work, housing issues, family matters, consumer questions or issues that may relate to health or education.

Advice appointments are also available for debt and housing

We can provide translators on request

To make an appointment, call 0113 2753498.

See website for more details.

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: November 7, 2022 at 14:30 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Bevan House

Bevan House, 16 Piccadilly, Bradford, BD1 3LS|

Bevan Healthcare is a Social Enterprise. We are committed to helping people get the health care that they need. At Bevan House Primary Care Centre we provide responsive NHS General Practice services designed to meet the needs of people who are homeless or in unstable accommodation; those who have come to Bradford as refugees or to seek asylum.

We accept referrals from any source for asylum seekers, refugees, other migrants and homeless clients.

You can register with Bevan House if:

  • you are an asylum seeker
  • you are a refugee who has lived in the UK for less than 3 years
  • you are homeless
  • you are living in temporary accommodation (somewhere you cannot stay for more than 6 months in total)
  • Other specified vulnerable groups

We link and signpost individuals and families into other healthcare services and a variety of voluntary and statutory services.

We are a resource for information and advice for other organisations and individuals working with these client groups.

Last updated: May 8, 2019 at 17:01 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 -17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 -17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 -17:00
Thursday: 09:00 -17:00
Friday: 09:00 -17:00
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BHA Leeds Skyline

4th Floor Gallery House, 131 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 5RD

Support – emotional and practical support for anyone affected or living with HIV. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, massage and reflexology, support groups, 1-2-1’s with dedicated workers, advice and signposting on a number of issues such as housing, benefits, etc.

We also run training packages for professionals on HIV. These can be block-booked, or be one-offs.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday’s 9-5pm – 121’s, booked appointments, and drop in/booked appointments with PM’s (Mike is currently volunteering on Mondays doing debt and welfare rights advice).
  • Tuesdays 11.30 – 7.30pm – 121’s and evening appointments until 7pm. PACT will continue to run 5.30-7.30pm.
  • Wednesdays 9-5pm – 121’s and booked appointments. 
  • Thursdays 11.30-7.30pm – 121’s and occasional wellbeing events (We will be alternating Thursdays and Saturdays for these sessions).
  • Fridays 9-5pm – Women’s group, coffee mornings, 121’s and booked appointments.  

 

Last updated: November 14, 2022 at 16:16 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 11:30 - 19:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 11:30 - 19:30
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
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Black Health initiative

231-235 Chapeltown Road Leeds, LS7 3DX

Community engagement organization addressing inequalities and inequities in Education, Health and Social Care strategically with partners influencing policy change and operationally by providing factual information affording communities and individuals to make informed choices.  Operational programmes are delivered through Health and Wellbeing working which includes Mental Ill Health; Cancer etc

For more information please follow us on our social media

Twitter: @BHILeeds

Instagram @BlacHealthInitiative

Website: www.blackhealthinitiative.org

Phone: 0113 3070300

 

Last updated: August 18, 2022 at 9:47 am

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Black Integration Group

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:46 pm
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Bradford – RETAS 28 Day Transition Project

The Millside Centre, Grattan Road, BD1 2HS

 (for those who have recently obtained refugee status move on support)

 

Dedicated Advisors with specialist knowledge will support clients with:​

  • Accommodation advice, referrals, visits and signposting
  • Securing appropriate identity documents and NINO
  • Setting up bank accounts and email addresses
  • Registration with Job Centre Plus for Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Income Support, Tax Credits and Housing & Council Tax benefits
  • Securing correct benefits advice
  • Registration with GPs, dentist, schools etc
  • Professional and vocational advice
  • Referrals to wellbeing organisations, foodbanks, mental health services, victim support groups
  • Assessment for English classes
  • Integration Loan

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 9.30-15:00
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Bradford Action for Refugees

40a Piccadilly, Bradford, BD1 3NN

As of 1 December 2015, Bradford Action for Refugees became apart of Refugee Action.

Currently, we are still using the name Bradford Action for Refugees [BAfR], but for all other intents and purposes we are an office of Refugee Action. Our service in Bradford includes:

  • information about rights and entitlements to benefits, housing, health care provision for asylum seekers
  • advocacy
  • helping to access “ESOL” classes
  • providing a confidential listening ear to those who are isolated and linking them with Refugee Community Organisations and other support groups
  • supporting asylum seekers to access support from mainstream agencies such as Jobcentre Plus, GPs, education services etc
  • advice for those suffering from racial harassment and issues of social isolation and community cohesion
  • employment and re-qualification advice
  • Children and Families Project: We offer individualised support for asylum seeking and refugee families. This includes one to one support work to offer support and advocacy through the asylum process and support the family to integrate into their local Bradford community
  • after school family groups to reduce social isolation
  • an allotment group
  • trips and excursions around West Yorkshire during the school holidays

Drop in, phone

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:15 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Advice drop-in 10am-1pm. Appointments 2pm-3.30pm
Tuesday: Advice drop-in 1pm-3.30pm
Thursday: Advice drop-in 10am-1pm. Appointments 2pm-3.30pm
Friday: Appointments only.
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Bradford Immigration and Asylum Seekers Support and Advice Network (BIASAN)

We run most of our activities at the THURSDAY DROP IN, at Bradford Deaf Centre, 25 Hallfield Road, Bradford BD1 3RP:

  • Women’s Club runs from 1.00pm to 3.30pm. This is a women only space. All asylum seeking/ refugee women and children are welcome.
  • English classes are run upstairs and in the function room from 4.00 – 5.15pm
  • Legal advice from Barry available from 4.00pm downstairs.
  • Refreshments – you can get tea, coffee and company in the main room downstairs.
  • The DROP IN hot meal, to which all are welcome, when the meal is served around 5.15 pm.
  • Noticeboard – we have lots of information about other activities offered in Bradford – from computer classes, vegetable growing, mother and baby support, help getting into work, free mobile phone and computers, and we can help link you up with opportunities. 

 Email[email protected]

Website: https://www.facebook.com/BiasanYorkshire

 

Last updated: November 14, 2022 at 16:48 pm

Opening Times:

Thursday: 16:30-20:00
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Bradford Nightstop

Carlisle Business Centre, 60 Carlisle Road, Bradford, BD8 8BD

Coronavirus update: Bradford Nightstop has paused its service during the Coronavirus crisis, but hopes to be up and running again soon. The email address continues to be monitored.

Bradford Nightstop provides free emergency accommodation for young homeless people aged 16-25 in the homes of trained volunteers or in a room at a local hostel. Our accommodation is for one night at a time. Young People are provided with an evening meal and the chance of a bath or a shower.

We are currently looking for volunteers: click here for details

Last updated: April 28, 2020 at 17:50 pm
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Bradford Salvation Army Day Shelter

371 Leeds Rd Bradford BD3 9NG

Showers, laundry, hot drinks + snacks, storage of small items, phone, internet, TV and books

Opening Times:

Monday: 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday: 08:30 - 17:00 Bus outreach, 20:00 - 00:00
Friday: 08:30 - 17:00 Bus outreach, 20:00 - 00:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 15:00 Bus outreach, 20:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 15:00
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British Red Cross – Bradford

c/o Bradford Action for Refugees, 40A Piccadilly Bradford BD1 3NN

Destitution Drop-in. A welcoming and safe space for asylum seekers to get advice, use computers and meet others.

Every Tuesday at the Millside Centre, 131 Grattan Road, Bradford, BD1 2HS from 10:00 – 14:00.

Contact the coordinator Zeraslasie on 07860 401974, 0113 201 5258 or [email protected]  for more information (Monday – Thursday) or contact the office on 0113 2015240 and ask to speak to Refugee Support on Fridays.

We assist asylum seekers and refugees to find a route out of destitution by:

  • Providing short-term emergency provisions in the form of food vouchers, food parcels, toiletries and clothing.
  • Reading through client’s paperwork and suggesting a course of action
  • Referring/ Signposting to solicitors and volunteer organisations that help people with asylum applications (and family reunion and welfare advice)
  • Referring/ Signposting to asylum support organisations (BAFR, Asylum Help)
  • Referring clients to emergency accommodation providers (Hope Housing, Nightstop, LASSN Shortstop, Inn Churches)
  • Referring/ Signposting to Healthcare providers (GPs and dentists) and Mental Health Services and volunteer organisations promoting mental well-being (Bradford CMHT, Solace)
  • Referring to orientation and befriending organisations (HALE, BAFR)
  • Referring to specialist organisations who provide support for refugees and asylum seekers (Bradford Women’s Aid, Bradford Rape Crisis)
  • Providing advice on volunteering opportunities with the Red Cross and signpost to Bradford Volunteering Centre
  • Advice on English Classes and other Educational courses in Bradford (Bradford College, BIASAN, BAFR, Landmark Centre)
  • Information about and referrals to other Red Cross Services such as International Family Tracing and Family Reunion Travel Assistance

 

Trained volunteers help:

  • Filling in forms and providing information about housing, benefits, and asylum
  • Making phone calls
  • Finding a doctor, dentist or solicitor
  • Providing information about jobs and courses
  • Using libraries, museums, etc
  • Using public transport

Issuing food parcels and sleeping bags to asylum seekers and refugees who are destitute.

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Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
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British Red Cross – Refugee Support

2 Armley Court Armley Road Leeds, LS12 2LB

Coronavirus update: during COVID-19 lockdown and until our offices re-open,  calls sent to our landline (0113 201 5267) will automatically be re-directed to mobile numbers of casework coordinators.

British Red Cross supports:

  • Asylum seekers
  • Refugees
  • Refused asylum seekers

We provide the following services:

  • Assisting refugees and asylum seekers to find a route out of destitution;
  • Providing short-term emergency provisions in the form of supermarket vouchers, food parcels, toiletries and clothing;
  • Guiding service users to legal advice and representation;
  • Signposting and referring service users to other organisations, services and local facilities; providing emotional support;
  • Linking with other support groups and refugee community organisations;
  • Helping service users access the healthcare they need;
  • Advice on volunteering opportunities;
  • Referring service users to other Red Cross services such as mobility aids and hand, arm and shoulder massage

 

Drop In’s 

PAFRAS/British Red Cross drop-in Leeds

  • Wednesday 10am-1.30pm
  • St. Aiden’s Community Church and Centre, Elford Place West, Leeds, LS8 5QD

Bradford Red Cross drop-in

  • Tuesday (10am-2pm)
  • Address: Millside Centre, 131 Grattan Road, Bradford, BD1 2HS

Family Reunion Support Project: for free help or advice with refugee family reunion visa applications. Please note that capacity is limited and we do not operate a waiting list.
Contact Sarah on 0113 201 5277


Sunlight Men’s Group: Orientation group: holds weekly sessions with activities for men including sports, excursions, films, informal English class.

By referral only. Contact Sleman 0113 201 5270


Surviving to Thriving provides support to young unaccompanied or separated asylum seekers, refugees and those who are undocumented.
One-to-one casework for young refugees aged 15-24 and group sessions for people aged 15-21.
Age-disputed young people will also be able to access the service.

Contact Kim on 0113 386 2209

Oak House, 2nd floor, 94 Park Lane, Leeds, LS3 1EL


International family tracing and family reunion travel assistance
Contact Olivia on 0113 201 5242


We’re currently looking for volunteers: Click here to find out more

Phone, visitors by appointment only

Last updated: June 27, 2020 at 10:13 am

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Burmantofts NHS Walk-in Centre (aka Shakespeare Medical Centre)

1 Cromwell Mount Leeds, LS9 7ST

Health advice and treat minor illness presentations, prescribe for illness conditions and signpost to other healthcare settings if more appropriate. No appointment needed.

Drop-in

Last updated: August 25, 2022 at 12:47 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 8am-8pm
Tuesday: 8am-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-8pm
Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-8pm
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C.A.R.E. (CFE)

Suite 7 Dunbar Business Centre Unit 2-3 Sheepscar Court Leeds LS7 2BB

Our  Supported Accommodation
Fully furnished quality supported accommodation with tailor-made support designed to redress the needs of persons from a diverse range of communities.

Our services capture the needs of homeless individuals and families at a point when they require intensive and comprehensive support to address their needs, and we are able to do this by delivering culturally sensitive services along with language support

People who are eligible are:

  • refugees
  • homeless persons
  • victims of domestic violence
  • young adults
  • asylum seekers supported by social services
  • EU citizens supported by social services
  • black and ethnic minorities

Support
We support our residents in acquiring permanent accommodation, maximising their  benefits, acquiring sustainable permanent employment and training by working in partnership with both health and education providers, meeting health needs by working in partnership with health providers, building self esteem in clients lacking basic motivational attributes and linking with different support networks to meet individual support needs.

Outcomes

  • A more settled way of life for disadvantaged individuals.
  • Healthy individuals who are able to play an active role within the community and improving its prosperity in the process.
  • Minimised homelessness with the overarching aim of eliminating it entirely.
  • More people within the country joining the labour market.
  • The creation of more job opportunities within the organisation and an increase in entrepreneurship.
  • A happy and prosperous community with increased confidence.
  • A culturally diverse community embracing each other’s ways of life.

How to refer to us:
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A REFERRAL FORM

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Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
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Canopy Housing

66 Burley Lodge Road, Leeds LS6 1QF

Fully furnished housing for people who are homeless or in other housing need. Renovation of empty properties with volunteers who receive training in basic construction skills. Prospective tenants usually do some ‘self-help’ – working on their homes before they move in, alongside other volunteers.

Phone 0113 2946868 or email [email protected], visits by appointment.

  • Staff are available by phone/email Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm – Contact details can be found at https://www.canopyhousing.org/news-from-us/
  • Our office at 66 Burley Lodge Road is open Monday to Thursday 10am to 3pm
  • Our Harehills office is now closed

 

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 16:00
Friday: 09:00 - 16:00
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Carers Leeds

6-8 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PT

Carers Leeds offers information, advice and support to a person who is looking after someone with health problems or disabilities. These can include mental and physical health, learning disability and physical disability.

We also help people who are affected by another person’s drug or alcohol problems.

We have a telephone advice line, a Drop-In and provider one to one information, advice and support.

We also have support groups and social groups for carers to get a break.

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday: 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 16:30
Friday: 09:00 - 16:30
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Chapeltown Citizen’s Advice

Willow House, Cross Francis Street, Leeds, LS7 4BZ
Our Current ServicesWe provide services from our main premises in Chapeltown, Leeds.
Business hours are between 9.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Currently you can access our advice services via:
Telephone Adviceline 08082707878 (a shared line with Citizens Advice Leeds)
Drop in Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-12pm
How the service is organisedWe provide generalist advice and information on a wide range of subjects, including but not exclusively; welfare benefits, debt, immigration & nationality, housing and employment. We have a particular interest in areas of advice where equality and discrimination are at the forefront and work tirelessly to eradicate these injustices.
In addition our generalist services we also provide specialist advice in:

  • Welfare benefits – post holder undertakes casework up to appeal level on behalf of clients via a set number of appointments per week.
  • Advice to clients and relatives in the same household of clients with Learning Difficulties and disabilities.  This work includes developing services for people on the autism spectrum
  • Appeals worker – Students from school of law trained on all aspects of law relating to PIP and ESA Appeals
  • Generalist advice up to caseworker level  to Liver Transplant Pathway Patients, St James’ University Hospital, Leeds
  • Immigration Advice/Representation – level 3
  • Caseworker for the clinically extremely vulnerable

Volunteer Opportunities 

If you are interested in volunteering with us you can sign up here 

Address
Chapeltown Citizens Advice,
Willow House New Roscoe Buildings,
Cross Francis St,
Leeds LS7 4BZ
Last updated: September 29, 2022 at 13:07 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 16:00
Friday: 09:00 - 16:00
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Children in Vulnerable Accomodation – Sanctuary Supported Living

77 Commercial Road, Kirkstall, LS5 3AT

Coronavirus update: please see the following page for updates to the services https://www.sanctuary-supported-living.co.uk/news/sanctuary-supported-living-coronavirus-update

Works with children and young people aged 0-19 who are living in hostel, emergency or women’s refuge accommodation, runaway or missing from home. Giving them someone to talk to, opportunities to play.

Improving access to education. Signposting to mainstream and therapeutic services.

Phone or email

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 12:25 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Choto Moni

Bankside Primary School, Sheperds Lane, Leeds, LS8 5AW

Ante and postnatal (children up to 1) support group.

Practical advice for women who are pregnant,  around birth and parenthood.

Clothing and baby supply exchange

A relaxed and fun atmosphere were you can meet people and make friends

Drop In, creche and free interpreters at the antenatal group

Last updated: May 8, 2019 at 17:35 pm

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 12:30pm-3pm
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City of Sanctuary (Leeds)

Oak House, 94 Park Lane, Leeds LS3 1EL

Leeds City of Sanctuary are an open movement who aim to create a culture of welcome in Leeds. Anyone is welcome to join the steering group and contribute to the decisions that we make together.

We support those who wish to help refugees in Leeds to find the right volunteering opportunities for them that both utilize their skills and suit their interests.

We also have a variety of roles for volunteers within our own organisation: click here to find out more

Last updated: May 9, 2019 at 17:33 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Varies
Tuesday: Varies
Wednesday: Varies
Thursday: Varies
Friday: Varies
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Clarity Social Enterprise

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Clarity Social Enterprise offers affordable, professional face-to-face interpreting in a wide range of languages. Our interpreters are hand-picked, qualified and experienced.

Phone or email

Last updated: May 8, 2019 at 17:36 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Common Cause

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:46 pm
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Community Capacity Building in Leeds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:45 pm
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Community Connectors

A Community Connectors Project has been established within the Migration Team (who are based within the Communities Team at LCC) to support new migrant communities to connect with local services and existing community networks by encouraging participation and independence, that benefits all communities.

16 neighbourhoods in Leeds are now categorised as being in the most deprived nationally.

The council has chosen 6 to focus on initially, 5 of these areas have a higher numbers of new communities which are the target of this work.

Community Connectors aim to provide wraparound support to these migrant households, regardless of their immigration status or needs. With their consent, we will try our best to signpost them to the right services if we are unable to meet their needs. Areas of need may include: housing, safety, education, health and well-being, finance and basic needs (food, clothing etc.)

The following priority neighbourhoods are the focus, however referrals will be accepted from outside of the targeted streets:

  • Beeston Hill within the Hunslet and Riverside ward (Sophie Tong)
  • Cliftons and Nowells within the Burmantofts and Richmond Hill ward (Roseline (Rose) Akhalu)
  • Lincoln Green within the Burmantofts and Richmond Hill (Arif Younis)
  • Recreations within the Holbeck and Beeston ward (Yazmin Akinola)
  • Holdsforths and Clydes Approach within the Armley ward (Olivier Nkunzimana)
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Community Links

3 Lime Wood Way, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 1AB

Community Links is an award-winning non-profit provider of mental health and wellbeing services in Yorkshire and the Humber and is part of the Inspire North charity group. We offer support for people with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety and depression, psychosis, alcohol and substance misuse, complex needs and personality disorder. We also offer support for those living with dementia and their loved ones.

90% of Community Links services are commissioned by the NHS and local authorities in the region. Our partners include voluntary sector organisations and NHS Foundation Trusts.

We are a mental health charity providing a wide range of life changing health and wellbeing services and housing support to adults and young people throughout Yorkshire.

For further details and to see what support is available you can visit- https://www.commlinks.co.uk/

Opening hours may vary depending on the service

Contact details:

Email- [email protected]

Telephone- 0113 273 9660 (this is the number for Head Office. You will be directed to the most appropriate service if you call this number)

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 16:30
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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Congo Brazzaville Community in Leeds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:53 pm
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Connect Housing

205 Roundhay Road, Harehills, Leeds, LS8 4HS

Coronavirus update: please see the following page for Connect Housing’s coronavirus update https://www.connecthousing.org.uk/covid-19-update/

Support for refugees with setting up and maintaining a tenancy

Phone or email

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Connecting Opportunities

Connecting Opportunities is still running and is open to new referrals during the Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak. All services for participants are being offered remotely. Existing participants should speak to their Keyworker to discuss specific arrangements.

We work with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community, in West Yorkshire and parts of North Yorkshire. Connecting Opportunities [CO] helps with:

  • developing the skills needed to gain employment in the UK
  • improving English
  • feeling part of the community
  • increasing confidence and well-being
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Conversation Club Leeds

Mill Hill Chapel, City Square, Leeds LS1 5EB

Come and practice your English in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Completely free to attend. The sessions are held at two different venues in Leeds.

Travelling by bus? Tell us and we can pay for your ticket!

Free tea and coffee also.

Venue 1

Address: Holbeck Club, Jenkinson Lawn, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 9QX

Time: 1.30 – 3.30 on Tuesday afternoons

Venue 2

Address: Mill Hill Chapel, City Square, Leeds LS1 5EB

Time: 1.30 – 3.30 on Thursday afternoons

Please note the Google Map takes you to the wrong side of City Square – we’re based in the Chapel on City Square next door to Trinity Shopping Centre

Last updated: August 16, 2022 at 12:23 pm

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 13:30 – 15:30 (Holbeck)
Thursday: 13:30 – 15:30 (Mill Hill Chapel)
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Courtyard Cafe

Harehills Lane Baptist Church, Hilton Place, Leeds, LS8 4HE

Cafe drop-in where you can get a food parcel and/or free meal

Courtyard Cafe at Harehills Lane Baptist Church is open Mondays during school term time from 11am with last orders taken at 1pm.

Part of the Leeds Food Aid Network

Last updated: November 14, 2022 at 16:43 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 11:00- 13:30 (Term time only)
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Damasq

EBOR GARDENS COMMUNITY CENTRE 79 HASLEWOOD DRIVE EBOR GARDENS LEEDS LS9 7PS

WE HAVE WOMEN GROUP WHERE THEY LEARN ENGLISH TOGETHER AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER AS WELL AS DISCUSSING RELEVANT MATTERS AND BRING OTHER SERVICES WHEN NEEDED.

WE HAVE SPORT CLASSES FOR WOMEN ONLY.

ARABIC SPEAKER MAINLY BENEFIT FROM THIS SERVICE BUT ALL WELCOMED,

WE RUN DIFFERENT PROJECTS FROM TIME TO TIME AND IN ORDER TO HAVE AN UPDATE ON CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS THEY NEED TO CONTACT US THOUGH MAIL OR PHONE NUMBER.

DROP IN SERVICE IS AVAILABLE EVERY MONDAY TO SUPPORT FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS SUCH AS COMMUNICATION WITH SCHOOL, HOUSING, GP.

WE DO NOT ONLY DO SIGN POSTING WE FOLLOW UP AND SUPPORT.

WE ENCOURAGE SELF- RELIANCE AND INDEPENDENCE.

Opening Times:

Monday: 12:00- 14:30
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Dar Alsalam Community in Leeds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:53 pm
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DASH – Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield

210 Bog Green Lane, Huddersfield, HD5 0PS

Coronavirus update: DASH is now phone only

07702 382647

07926457599

Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm

 

DASH – Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield is a charity that supports asylum seekers and new refugees.

Provides accommodation in the homes of host families for some destitute asylum seekers and refugees.

The Tomorrow Drop-in Centre offers a friendly welcome to refused asylum seekers and refugees, and practical support, for instance it can help with finding legal assistance.

ESOL classes are held on Tuesdays from 13:30 – 15:30 at 30, New North Road, Huddersfield, HD1 5JY

For details of drop-in location and opening times, see DASH’s website.

Drop in, phone

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 10am-4:00pm
Thursday: 10am-4:00pm
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Dial House at Touchstone

The Support Centre 53-55 Harehills Avenue Leeds, LS8 4EX

Crisis service for people having difficulties with their mental health

Informal access to crisis staff out of hours.

  • Crisis Service for people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups. Open 6pm-11pm Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Safe and confidential service staffed by people from BME groups.
  •  A place of sanctuary and support.
  • Call 0113 249 4675, or text 07763 581 853, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6pm and 11pm

Drop in, phone

Last updated: May 8, 2019 at 17:44 pm

Opening Times:

Tuesday: 6pm-11pm
Thursday: 6pm-11pm
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DISC Nightshelter

Discovery House, 133 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 9AU

2 female and 5 male bed spaces available for those with “no recourse to public funds”

 

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Ebor Gardens Advice Centre

93 Haslewood Drive, Leeds, LS9 7PS

We provide free, confidential, impartial and independent advice to the public in relation to debt.

We provide a full debt advice, legal advocacy, representation and casework service. If you are experiencing problems such as facing eviction, bailiffs knocking at your door (do not let bailiffs in if you can avoid it, please ring us for advice), door step collectors, County Court Judgements or you are just not managing to pay your debts then we can represent you, advise you on your rights and provide a casework service where we will negotiate a realistic repayment program for you, which you are able to manage.

We also we have private computer access in our interview rooms, where our Money Buddies will provide additional help and support for those who need/want it.

Phone or email, visits by appointment

 

Last updated: May 8, 2019 at 17:45 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 9:00-15:30
Tuesday: 9:00-15:30
Wednesday: 9:00-15:30
Thursday: 9:00-15:30
Friday: 9:00-15:30
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Emmaus

St Mary's St, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9

Emmaus Leeds is an independent charity but we are part of a wider federation of over 25 Emmaus communities in the UK and connected to a much larger international Emmaus movement. We are non-religious and open to people of all backgrounds and beliefs. Emmaus offers you a home, work in a social enterprise and an opportunity for you to gain confidence, training and any support you may need to live independently again. To join an Emmaus community you have to commit to working full-time in the social enterprise but the rewards for doing so are great.

Emmaus communities are not hostels for the homeless; they provide a home for as long as someone needs it. For many, this support and stability is like being part of a family, providing a safe, caring and understanding place in which to settle and re-build their lives. Often this is an opportunity to overcome issues such as addiction, get support with mental health issues or rebuild relationships with family and friends.

When you join Emmaus Leeds, almost everything is catered for. We offer you your own bedroom with en-suite shower, furniture, bedding, TV, and Wi-Fi internet.

The building also has a social space and access to computers. We also offer companions access to a local gym.

Emmaus Leeds has a communal kitchen and dining room where meals are prepared six days a week. There is also the option of cooking for yourself and you have access to the kitchen whenever you want. At Emmaus Leeds, you can expect a choice of meals, using fresh ingredients.

There are many benefits to joining an Emmaus community. help is available in things you wish to change in your life. This can cover anything – from training, career development, and support to live independently to help with drug or alcohol dependency, mental health and physical wellbeing.

The community is a drug and alcohol free environment and we have access to alcohol and drugs support.

Emmaus sells low-cost furniture and other items in the social enterprise. We are always looking for volunteers who would be able to commit to one or two days a week. Please enquire for details.

In person, by phone

Last updated: November 18, 2022 at 11:34 am

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 16:45
Tuesday: 09:00 - 16:45
Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:45
Thursday: 09:00 - 16:45
Friday: 09:00 - 16:45
Saturday: 09:00 - 16:45
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Eritrean Community in Leeds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:53 pm
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Eritrean Community in W Yorkshire

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:53 pm
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Eritrean Women Hadnet

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:46 pm
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Feel Good Factor

53 Louis Street, Chapeltown, Leeds, LS7 4BP

One of several Healthy Living Centres in Leeds. Works with the local population.

Enables local people living in the Chapeltown and Harehills area of Leeds to obtain healthier lives by providing a substantial programme of activities to encourage healthy eating; exercise and active community participation.

Check activities on website.

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: August 25, 2022 at 11:45 am

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Feel Good Furniture Shop (SLATE)

1 Low Road, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 1QR

We sell and deliver to your door affordable second hand items including: Furniture, TVs and Hifis, Small Electricals, Beds, Sofas and Chairs, Cookers, Fridges and Washers, Also Clothing, Bric a Brac, Soft Furnishings, Bedding and Kitchenware. We have shops in Hunslet and Armley – see website for details.

Phone or in person

Last updated: May 8, 2019 at 17:50 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm
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Football for All – Yorkshire St Pauli

Powerleague Leeds Central, Wellington Bridge Street, Leeds, LS3 1LW

Football for All: an open and inclusive space for non-competitive and friendly football for all abilities.

No discrimination, no nations, no borders, just football for all

Price: No money; no problem.

Opening Times:

Saturday: 11.45am - 1pm Women's and non-binary sessions.
Sunday: 11.45am - 1pm Mixed gender sessions.
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Foundation Housing

Tennant Hall, Blenheim Grove Leeds, LS2 9ET

The Leeds Foundation team offer support to vulnerable adults, couples, and families to prevent homelessness. They also offer floating support to young people aged 16-25 who may be at the risk of homelessness or who need wellbeing and education support.

For further details and to see what support is available you can visit – https://www.foundationuk.org/team/foundation-leeds/

Our hours are Monday-Friday 9-5pm but additional hours may be available

Contact details: Email- [email protected] or [email protected]

Telephone – 0113 303 0190 or 0113 303 0221 – if support for a young person is needed

Last updated: August 25, 2022 at 13:08 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Gambian Women in Leeds (AWIA)

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:50 pm
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Ghanaian Community Association in Leeds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:50 pm
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Great Lakes Community Association

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:51 pm
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Great Places Housing Group

Great Places Housing Group 2a Derwent Avenue Manchester M21 7QP

Coronavirus update: please see the following page for details of support available during this time https://www.greatplaces.org.uk/help-and-advice/help-and-support-in-your-local-area

Floating support to people living in rented accommodation – including refugees

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 13:36 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Haamla

Leeds

Haamla is a unique service that provides essential support for pregnant women, and their families, from minority ethnic communities, including asylum seekers and refugees, throughout their pregnancy and postnatal period.

It aims to improve access within maternity services, empower and inform women of the choices available during their pregnancy and birth, thereby improving their health and wellbeing.

Wednesdays 10:15 – 12:00 Compton Road Library, Harehills Lane, LS9 7BG;

Fridays 10:30 – 12:00 Hamara Healthy Living Centre, Tempest Road, LS11 6RD

Support and info on pregnancy, much as above. Complimentary groups.

See website for more details

 

We’re currently looking for volunteers: contact us for more details

Phone

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:16 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Halliday Reeves

Unity Business Centre, 26 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS7 1AB

Solicitors offering legal advice

Please note, most legal services provided by a Solicitor are not eligible for Legal Aid, so you may have to pay for some advice here. Please make sure you ask in advance.

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:17 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
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HALT – Help Advice and the Law

29 Great George St, Leeds LS1 3AL, UK

Confidential legal advice, support, information and advocacy to women who have experienced domestic or sexual violence, abuse, assault or harassment. Health care, counselling and practical assistance.

Phone or email

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:19 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Hamara Healthy Living Centre

Hamara HLC, Tempest Road, Leeds, LS11 6RD

Coronavirus update: Hamara Centre is currently closed to protect our community and our staff. However we are still able to provide support to those who need it.

Leeds City Council have a Coronavirus Help Line. You can call them on 0113 3781877 and they will match you with a local volunteer who can provide assistance to you.

Information and Advice, Health Promotion / Education, Older People’s Services, Women’s Activities, Sports and Exercise, Youth Services, Community Cohesion and Training Programme

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 13:39 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office Hours
Tuesday: Office Hours
Wednesday: Office Hours
Thursday: Office Hours
Friday: Office Hours
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Harehills Lane Baptist Church

13 Hilton Place Leeds, LS8 4HE

Coronavirus update: All of us have entered a new and unprecedented landscape as this global pandemic unfolds. Church Activities, Groups and Meetings have now been cancelled until further notice. The following are measures have been set in place as from Tuesday 17th March 2020.

  • For essential general enquires please phone the church office: 0113 2628080
  • For essential church group, activities, coronavirus or pastoral enquiries please phone: 0113 2621558
  • Or you can email [email protected]

Check Website for details

Phone or email

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 13:41 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 9.30am-2pm
Tuesday: 9.30am-2pm
Wednesday: 9.30am-2pm
Thursday: 9.30am-2pm
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Harmony Choir

The back room of the Anglers Club, 75 Stoney Rock Lane, Leeds, LS9 7TB
  • Singing with other people is uplifting and enjoyable – and anyone can do it!
  • Harmony is a friendly singing group that welcomes refugees and people seeking asylum 
  • You don’t need any previous singing experience, you don’t need to read music
  • Members pay £5 a session or whatever you can afford
  • People seeking asylum do not have to pay, and get help with bus fares.
  • We  meet every Thursday 6-7.30pm at Leeds City College, Quarry House Campus, Playhouse Square, LS2 7BS – opposite the bus station next to Leeds Playhouse 

 

Contact: Frances 07759 563 848 or Andy  07963 453213

email: [email protected]

website: http://harmonychoir.org.uk

Facebook:  Harmony choir Leeds

Last updated: August 25, 2022 at 10:45 am

Opening Times:

Thursday: 18:00 - 19:30
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Hearts Youth Group

First Floor, Playhouse Youth Arts Venue 6 St Peter’s Building St Peter’s Square Leeds LS9 8AH

Hearts youth group is a partnership project with the Children’s Society, designed for young people aged 14 – 19 who are refugees or asylum seekers.

The project offers a weekly drop-in session with activities including creative arts sessions, social time, life skills and advocay support from a Children’s Society key worker.

The team work with the current members of the group to identify activities and subjects they would like to explore, and the team build the programme each term based on this.

For more information, or to get involved, contact Shreena on 0113 213 7236 or email [email protected]

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Home Office

Waterside Court, Leeds

Waterside Court, Leeds

  • Duty Line: 0113 3411955 (Staffed 08:30 and 10:45)
  • Reporting: 0113 3865985 (only staffed between 10:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:00)


Applications

  • Asylum applications submitted before 5 March 2007 – 0151 213 4288
  • Asylum applications submitted after March 2007 – 0113 341 1955

Cards

  • ARC card queries: [email protected]
  • Lost ARC/Aspen card queries  – 0808 8000 630 (Asylum help)
  • ASPEN card (Function/Balance/PINs) 01276 687 099

General

  • Asylum General Enquiries – 0300 123 2241
  • Visas, settlement, extending your stay in the UK, general immigration enquiries; the Immigration Rules – UK Visas and Immigration contact centre – 0300 123 2241

Support

  • Asylum Support Application UK – Telephone: 0808 8000 631 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm 
  • Asylum Support customer contact centre, for questions about your asylum support application – including your weekly cash support, accommodation or emergency cash payments – Migrant Helpline – 0300 123 2235

Removals & return

  • Removals, deportations, detention – West Yorkshire Enforcement Team 0113 386 5680 (open 07:00 – 21:00 hrs 7 days a week)
  • Assisted Voluntary Return – 0808 8000 007
  • Voluntary Departure team – 0300 0040 0202

 

Should you wish to report immigration crime this may be done online anonymously at gov.uk/report-immigration-crime

Last updated: September 17, 2019 at 17:33 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Home Start Leeds

Oxford Place Care Centre, Oxford Place, Leeds, LS1 3AX

Coronavirus update: Home-Starts across the country are staying connected with families continuing to support families remotely when they can’t visit them in person. Many others are working with community partners to ensure families get vital food, baby goods and other supplies delivered to them. Please see the website for further resources and information (https://www.home-start.org.uk/)

Support and friendship for families with at least once child under 7 years of age. A volunteer home visiting service that offers support, friendship and practical help to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 13:44 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Hope Housing

PO Box 1336, Bradford, BD5 5BY
Hope Housing is Christian charity that provides supported accommodation in the Bradford area with the aim of ending rough sleeping. They have a number of supported bed spaces across the city, with some specifically for destitute clients. The support they offer comes practically in the form of helping clients access public funds, apply for jobs, advice and advocacy, and emotionally through building a relationship with clients where they truly want to see this person live a full, independent life.
They provide specialist services for central and Eastern European migrants with support workers who can speak Slovakian and Polish, assisting those who do not have a secure understanding of English.
Please visit their website for more details: https://www.hopehousing.org.uk

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday: 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 16:30
Friday: 09:00 - 16:30
Saturday: 14:00- 16:00
Sunday: 14:00- 16:00
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Horseed Somali Women Community

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:51 pm
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IAS Services

Oxford House Oxford Road Leeds LS1 3BE

Immigration Solicitors offering Legal Aid Work

Please note, most legal services provided by a Solicitor are not eligible for Legal Aid, so you may have to pay for some advice here. Please make sure you ask in advance.

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:27 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
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Immigration Legal Advice Centre

2 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP

Coronavirus update: We are committed to supporting anyone needing assistance with their immigration matter at this time.

Your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority.

We can conduct your appointment remotely if you prefer. If you do need to attend our office we ask that you refrain from bringing any family or friends unless absolutely necessary.

We will be continuing to monitor the situation and implementing measures to ensure disruption is minimised.

 

Immigration Legal Advice Centre [ILAC] provides immigration legal advice and representation covering a wide range of immigration and asylum matters.

It is a Community Interest Company and operates on a ‘not for profit’ basis. The fees it charges are to cover the running costs of representing your case. Any profits that are made will be used to provide pro-bono work for those least able to pay. For more information, see the ILAC website.

Please note, most legal services provided by a Solicitor are not eligible for Legal Aid, so you may have to pay for some advice here. Please make sure you ask in advance.

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 13:46 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Independent Somali Women and Children

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:53 pm
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Ison Harrison

Duke House, 54 Wellington Street Leeds, LS1 2EE

Solicitors offering legal advice, including some legal aid work

Please note, most legal services provided by a Solicitor are not eligible for Legal Aid, so you may have to pay for some advice here. Please make sure you ask in advance.

Phone, email, visit

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:39 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Kirklees Law Centre

11/12, Empire House, Wakefield Rd, Dewsbury, WF12 8DJ

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre provides free legal advice and representation in matters relating to housing, discrimination, asylum and welfare benefits to those who qualify for Legal Aid in Kirklees and surrounding areas.

Website: www.kcalc.org.uk

Last updated: October 13, 2022 at 15:28 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Kurdish Academy for Culture & language

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:53 pm
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Learning English

learningenglish.org.uk

On this website you can find information about English language classes in your area and across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

You can find out which classes are free, where they are held, what level they are and whether childcare is available.

We hope the website will be useful to learners, providers and support staff working with migrants in many different organisations.

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Learning English in Leeds/Migrant English Support Hub (MESH)

Leeds

A website with comprehensive lists of ESOL and other English Language provision in Leeds

Last updated: May 9, 2019 at 15:56 pm
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Learning Partnerships

The Burton Business Park, Hudson Road, leeds, LS9 7DN

Coronavirus update: Following the recent government guidelines issued, Learning Partnerships are supporting their plan to protect and delay the spread of the current pandemic and have cancelled all classes and face to face appointments until further notice. Support will continue to be provided by tutors/key workers via telephone and email exchange to our current participants.  You will be able to contact the office on 0113 3806662, mobile 07581 011349 or alternatively email any enquiries to [email protected] however no external visitors will be permitted entry to the office.

https://www.learningpartnerships.org.uk/covid-19-notice-learning-partnerships

ESOL & Citizenship classes – some free for refugees. See website for details.

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 13:51 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Leeds African Community and partners

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:49 pm
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Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store

Unit D, Seacroft Industrial and Trade Park, Coal Rd, Leeds LS14 2AQ

Coronavirus update: Sadly owing to the Covid-19 crisis LMFS and LMFS Trading Ltd have both suspended operations… fear not both will return when this horrible virus is beaten.

Furniture Store offering free furniture to formerly homeless people (unfortunately no electricals or appliances.)

People need to be referred by an agency. Call 0113 2739727 for more details

Phone or email

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 13:53 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network (LASSN)

22/23 Blayds Yard, Leeds LS1 4AD

Coronavirus update: we are closed to new referrals right now and will not be recruiting new volunteers for the foreseeable future. We can be contacted either by email ([email protected]) or by answerphone (0113 373 1759).

Existing clients and volunteers should make contact with volunteers managers via their numbers/emails on  lassn.org.uk/contact

Offering

  • English at Home – one to one tutoring for asylum seekers and refugees who are unable to attend mainstream ESOL classes. Contact: [email protected]
  • Befriending – one to one support for people who are isolated or find it hard to get out. Contact: [email protected]
  • Connecting opportunities: mentoring and befriending – helping refugees and other migrants with a right to work to build their confidence. Contact [email protected]  – part of the connectingopportunities.org.uk network of projects
  • Grace Hosting provides emergency accommodation to destitute asylum seekers – all referrals via PAFRAS or British Red Cross. Contact [email protected]
  • We also help with spreading information and awareness across the sector, migrationpartnership.org.uk  and sharing training and development with other agencies. Contact [email protected]
  • We also maintain this website ;o)

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: November 18, 2022 at 13:28 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Leeds Baby Boxes

In partnership with Baby Box Co. we have launched a new service for all expectant parents in Leeds. A free baby box is available to all babies born in Leeds. You will receive information about the scheme and a Baby Box University access card from your Midwife.

Use the code on the card to log on to http://www.babyboxuniversity.comUse the drop down menu for Baby Box University syllabus and select the option for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

You can then begin to watch the syllabus videos which takes approximately 15-20 minutes and complete a short quiz after which you will be awarded a certificate of completion. Once you have your certificate you can collect your Baby Box from one of a number of Children’s Centres across Leeds – all the details are on the Baby Box University website, don’t forget to take your certificate with you!

Please note we do not store any baby boxes at your chosen hospital and can only be received via home delivery. (We ask that parents DO NOT bring their baby box into hospital when they have their baby – there is already a cot provided). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMNgM9OuEv0

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Leeds Citizen Advice Bureau

Oxford House, Oxford Row, Leeds, LS1 3BE

Leeds CAB provides general advice and information on a wide range of subjects, including; welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment from a variety of venues across the city.

City Centre drop in advice operates 9 – 4pm and gets very busy. Check the website for services as venues and times change.

Phone or drop-in

Last updated: November 18, 2022 at 13:56 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Leeds City Council Welfare Rights Unit

The Compton Centre 322 Harehills Lane Leeds LS9 7BG

Advice and information on mainstream welfare benefits and services. Help completing claim forms. Guidance and support when making appeals. Home visits available if it is difficult for you to get to a surgery.

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday: 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 15:30
Friday: 09:00 - 16:00
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Leeds Dental Institute

The Worsley Building, Clarendon Way, Leeds, LS2 9LU

Walk-in clinic: If you do not have a dentist or are unable to access your own dentist, you may consider the walk-in clinic where treatment is provided by dental students.

The clinic is not an NHS commissioned emergency clinic and it only operates during the term times of the University of Leeds.

Walk in or Phone

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:46 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours, term time
Tuesday: Office hours, term time
Wednesday: Office hours, term time
Thursday: Office hours, term time
Friday: Office hours, term time
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Leeds Ethiopian Community

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:49 pm
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Leeds Food Aid Network

Leeds

Coronavirus update: There have been some major changes to the way food is being provided by different schemes in the city.

From Monday 11th May, We Care Leeds will be significantly scaling back their food box delivery service, so referrals will no longer be made to them via Leeds FAN, in the way they have been for the last few weeks.
As an alternative, please see the different options for food provision at https://leedsfoodaidnetwork.co.uk/category/news/.

Can offer advice where to find food parcels, and places where free hot meals are available.

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 13:56 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Leeds Great Lakes Community

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:50 pm
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Leeds Housing Options

Housing Options City Centre Hub, Merrion House, 110 Merrion Centre, LS2 8BB

Coronavirus update: 

We are not doing any face to face meetings. We are contacting people by phone instead.

If you need support, please call 0113 222 4412.

Refugees only

Leeds Housing Options is an advice service if you are homeless, at risk of homelessness or simply want advice about your housing options. If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, we will do everything we can to help you stay where you are or find alternative accommodation.

You can contact a specialist refugee housing adviser, Joe Kilkelly on 0113 378 0889

Accessing our service

We are open 08:30 to 16:00 Monday to Thursday, and 09:30 to 16:00 on Friday

We also have outreach surgeries at:

  • Morley One Stop Centre – Mon 8:30am to 4pm
  • Armley One Stop Centre – Mon 10am to 4pm
  • Seacroft North One Stop Stop Centre – Tue 9am to 5pm

Telephone appointments

If you would prefer to access our service via telephone we can arrange for one of our Housing Advisors to call you to carry out an assessment. If you would like a telephone appointment you can e-mail us at [email protected]. You will need to include your full name, date of birth, telephone number, address if you have one and a short description of the service you need. Alternatively you can telephone 0113 222 4412. We are not currently able to give a specific time/date that we will call you back.

Phone, email, visit

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 13:58 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 8.30am-4pm
Tuesday: 8.30am-4pm
Wednesday: 8.30am-4pm
Thursday: 8.30am-4pm
Friday: 9.30am-4pm
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Leeds Interpreting and Translating Service

Smithfield House, 92 North Street, Leeds, LS2 7PN

Fee paying service for interpreting and translation

Phone, email

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:48 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Leeds Migrant Access Points/ Migrant Community Network

Leeds

Community development support for new migrants

 

Email only

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:49 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Leeds Migration Partnership

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

The Leeds Migration Partnership brings together organisations from across Leeds talk about issues around refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrant groups.

We’re a mixture of voluntary, community, and statutory organisations, and the people who come are usually directly involved in providing services to people.

There are 3 main aspects of our work

Last updated: July 31, 2019 at 14:26 pm
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Leeds Mind

Clarence House, 11 Clarence Road, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4LB

Coronavirus update: As coronavirus continues to make an impact on day-to-day life, here’s how Leeds Mind is delivering support and how you can access our services during this time. Please note, some dates may be subject to change. The following page will be kept updated with developments: https://www.leedsmind.org.uk/our-services/leeds-mind-services-social-distancing-measures/

The aim of our work is to help people build on their strengths, overcome obstacles, and become more in control of their lives. We have faith and optimism in our clients and so the services we deliver are built around their needs. We support the people of Leeds to discover their own resources to ‘recover’ from periods of poor mental health, and to live life independently with their mental health condition.

Leeds Mind promotes positive mental health and wellbeing, and provides help and support to those who need it. We offer many services, including: counselling, group therapy, social support, peer support, self directed support, social prescribing, housing support, employment support, suicide bereavement support, and mental health training.

For more details visit our website

Phone, email

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 14:00 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 16:30
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Leeds Refugee and Asylum Seeker Reading Groups

School of English, Leeds University, Leeds LS2 9JT

Our groups are designed for refugees, asylum seekers and anyone else who would like to join us.

We read stories and poems out loud together and then discuss them. The groups are completely FREE and run by volunteers from Leeds University.

Basic English required but further help given during meetings. New members always welcome!

Current Groups:

  • Compton Road Library, Harehills Lane LS9 7BG Wednesdays 5 – 6:30 pm
  • Little London Community Centre, Oatland Lane, LS7 1SP Saturdays 1 – 3:30 pm (during term time)
Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:21 pm

Opening Times:

Tuesday: Armley Public Library 2 Stocks Hill, Armley LS12 1UQ Tuesdays: 16:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: Compton Road Library, Harehills Lane LS9 7BG Wednesdays: 17:00 - 18:30
Thursday: Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street LS1 3AB Every 2nd Thursday: 16:00 - 17:30
Saturday: Little London Community Centre, Oatland Lane, LS7 1SP Saturdays: 13:00 – 15:30 during term time
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Leeds Refugee Forum

One Community Centre Cromwell Street Lincoln Green Leeds, LS9 7SG

Charity which provides help for refugees to develop new skills and integrate into the local community. Weekly hosts many different language, skills and social group activities for both children and adults. Additionally, LRF is the central point of contact for over 50 Refugee Community Organizations (RCOs).

We’re currently looking for volunteers: click here to find out more

Phone- 0113 244 9600

Email- [email protected]

Instagram: @leedsrefugeeforum

Facebook: Leeds Refugee Forum

Twitter: @leedsRF

TikTok: @leedsrefugeeforum

LinkedIn: @leedsrefugeeforum

Drop-in- One Community Centre, Cromwell Street, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Last updated: November 7, 2022 at 14:14 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Leeds Somali Community Association

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:26 pm
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Leeds Sudanese Community Association

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:26 pm
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Leeds Unity Centre

Bridge House, Balm Road LS102TP Leeds

Leeds Unity Centre provides emotional support, practical assistance and solidarity to asylum seekers at risk of detention within West Yorkshire.

We’re currently looking for volunteers: Click here to find out more

We need more volunteers to assist with the roles of:
Support Worker
PR and Campaigns
Social Media
Fundraising

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:52 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:30-17:00
Tuesday: 09:30-17:00
Wednesday: 09:30-17:00
Thursday: 09:30-17:00
Friday: 09:30-17:00
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Leeds Women’s Aid

confidential aka city square, leeds

Coronavirus update: 

The outbreak means we’re facing unprecedented times. We’d like to reassure you that, we at LWA are making every effort to continue to provide all of our services whilst protecting our staff, stakeholders and partners. Covid-19 Position Statement

 

Leeds Women’s Aid provides refuge, and emergency temporary accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic violence.


Leeds Domestic Violence Helpline 

0113 246 0401

This helpline is run as part of the Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS) contract and our staff deliver it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We offer confidential support, information and access to emergency accommodation for women and men experiencing domestic violence. The lines are also available for agencies wanting to make a referral to one of LDVS or Leeds Women’s Aid services or to learn more about the options available to people experiencing domestic abuse.


Group Support for Women

All of our groups are relaxed, informal places where women have the chance to meet others who have been through similar experiences. The groups and programmes are  facilitated by experienced LWA workers who can also provide advice, signposting and referrals to further support.

Many women have worries and doubts about coming along for the first time. If this is the case, please call our helpline – 0113 2460401 for a chat.


Resettlement

The Resettlement Service supports women, who are living in temporary accommodation due to domestic violence, to be rehoused in safe and permanent accommodation.

Women using the service may be living in a refuge, Leeds City Council emergency accommodation, staying with family and friends, or have recently fled to Leeds.

Resettlement support may be for a few weeks or a few months, on a case-by-case basis.

Our Resettlement worker can meet with women to discuss their housing options and make a resettlement plan. She will offer emotional and practical support towards rehousing, and signposting to other appropriate services. Meetings take place at the current address where it is safe to do so.

To make a referral to the Resettlement Service, please call the LDVS Helpline on 0113  246 0401.


Safe Houses For Trafficked Women

A N N E L I   P R O J E C T

We run a safe house service for women who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation. Some women have been trafficked internationally, whilst others are British-born women who have been trafficked internally within the UK.

We offer safe housing and specialist support including help with issues around immigration, sexual health, mental health, substance use, money, housing and the criminal justice system. We also provide access to specialist counselling, interpreting, training, health and education services for women in refuge.

This service has been developed in partnership with other agencies including West Yorkshire Police, Supporting People and other local charities.

We do not accept self-referrals into this service, so all referrals must be made by an agency such as the police, the UK Human Trafficking Centre and other voluntary sector agencies. Referrals are only taken during office hours for this service and it has its own referral form, available by ringing 0113 246 0401.

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 14:11 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 17:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
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Mafwa Theatre

LS9 7SG
We run our weekly Kuluhenna Drama workshops for women to learn new skills, make friends and get creative every Thursday morning, 10:30 – 12, at Patrick Studios, LS9 7EH. You can learn more and sign up here https://www.mafwatheatre.co.uk/current-projects/kuluhenna-drama
Lincoln Greeners, our gardening group, is currently running once a month on the first Tuesday of the month during winter. We’ll be resuming our weekly sessions (every Tuesday) in the spring. For more information and to learn how to get involved and transform your neighbourhood visit https://www.mafwatheatre.co.uk/current-projects/lincolngreeners
Facebook: /MafwaTheatre
Twitter: @MafwaTheatre
Instagram: /Mafwa Theatre
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Mahber Salam Eritrean Community

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:35 pm
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Manuel Bravo

Leeds LS9

Manuel Bravo Project provides legal assistance to asylum seekers who are unable to get Legal Aid. We rely on volunteers to support our work through interpreting, support in court, assisting at drop-ins and assisting with communications, fundraising and other administrative and managerial tasks.

We’re currently looking for volunteers: Click here to find out more

Phone or email, appointments by arrangement

Last updated: April 28, 2020 at 18:00 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 9am-1pm
Tuesday: 9am-1pm
Wednesday: 9am-1pm
Thursday: 9am-1pm
Friday: 9am-1pm
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Mears – provider of Asylum Seeker Accommodation

Bridge House, Station Yard, Halifax Road, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, WF15 6PS

Provide accommodation to Asylum Seekers who are supported by the Home Office.

Any difficulties with this accommodation should be reported via Migrant Help’s Helpline on 0808 8010503 which is open 27 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year

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Meeting Point

Christ Church, Armley Ridge Road, Leeds, LS12 3LE

Meeting Point has been running since 2003 and aims to meet the emotional, practical and social needs of refugees and asylum seekers. We are based at Christ Church in Armley and welcome individuals and families at all stages of the asylum process. No referral is needed, but we do ask clients to register with the project at the drop-in before attending any of the group activities.

 

  • Weekly Drop-in: Mondays 2.15- 5pm @ Christ Church 

Our drop-in provides a safe and welcoming environment. We provide refreshments and a hot meal; food parcels, clothing and toiletries; advocacy; social space and conversation and activities.

  • Women’s Group: Wednesdays 12.15- 2.15pm @ Christ Church 

Women’s Group offers a range of activities including knitting, sewing, cooking, arts and crafts, singing, computer use outings and more. We provide a holistic space to improve women’s well-being, build self-confidence and self-esteem and develop new skills. It is open to all refugee and asylum-seeking woman and children are welcome but we do ask women to register at Meeting Point first. Please email [email protected] for further information.

  • English classes: Mondays 1-2pm and Wednesdays 10.14-11.45am @ Christ Church

Classes are free and open to refugees and asylum seekers. Please register with Meeting Point at the Monday drop-in before attending.

  • Volunteering

For more information or for any questions relating to volunteering opportunities and/or donations, please contact Emma Crossley, Project Manager at [email protected] or phone the office Monday-Wednesday on 0113 279 6700.

 

Please check website (www.meetingpointleeds.org.uk) or facebook page (Meeting Point Leeds) for further information.

 

Last updated: October 6, 2022 at 14:23 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Drop in - 3pm-6pm. English classes 1:30pm-2:30pm.
Wednesday: English classes 11:00pm-12:30pm. Women's group 1pm-3pm.
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MEMEC: Middle Eastern, and Meditteranean, Community

MEMEC: Middle Eastern, and Meditteranean, Community

A community for all Asylum seekers, refugees and migrants from all the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries and neighboring.

Delivering every Sunday from 13.00 to 16.00:

  • Theory Driving Lesson in English and Arabic Language (13.00 – 13.50)
  • English Conversation Session (14.00-14.50)
  • Other well-being courses (15.00-15.50)
  • Well-being trips
  • Arabic classes for children for all levels and ages (13.00-16.00)
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Micro Rainbow

Micro Rainbow is a CIC committed to empowering LBGTI asylum seekers and refugees to access services, live safely and participate in opportunities. We can provide:

  • Housing – Safe, temporary accommodation for LGBTI people seeking asylum when their living situation puts them at risk of harm and prejudice.
  • Social inclusion – Group activities, including events, exclusively for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Moving on – Assistance for people with refugee status. Finding a place to live, to work or access education opportunities.
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Migrant Help

Migrant Help, Charlton House, Dour Street, Dover, CT16 1AT

Migrant Help provides free independent advice and guidance to asylum seekers across the UK  – as well as issue reporting.

Their First Response Centre (FRC) – can be contacted on 0808 8010 503 which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Issue Reporting covers the following areas.

  • Maintenance issues – to report problems with asylum accommodation. Migrant Help will liaise with the accommodation provider to address these.
  • Request for assistance – if there is a risk to the service user or their family’s health and wellbeing. This can be to report suspected child neglect, domestic violence, sexual harassment or exploitation, anti-social behaviour, destitution or homelessness, or suspected extremism or radicalisation (not an inclusive list).
  • Asylum payment issues – in case payment card is lost or stolen, PIN forgotten, incorrect payment received, or no payment received. Migrant Help will liaise with the payment provider on the client’s behalf.
  • Complaints – for complaints regarding services provided by Migrant Help, the accommodation providers, the asylum support payments provider or the Home Office.
  • Feedback – to continuously improve the support available throughout the asylum claim journey. To tell us about the client’s experience of services delivered by Migrant Help, the accommodation providers, the asylum support payments provider or the Home Office. We will pass the comments onto the appropriate organisation.

Opening Times:

Monday: 24hrs
Tuesday: 24hrs
Wednesday: 24hrs
Thursday: 24hrs
Friday: 24hrs
Saturday: 24hrs
Sunday: 24hrs
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Migration Yorkshire

2nd Floor, Enterprise House, 12 St. Paul's Street, Leeds, LS1 2LE

Please see https://migrantinfohub.org.uk/ for covid-19 information for migrants and services in Yorkshire and Humber

Migration Yorkshire is a local authority-led regional migration partnership.

Migration Yorkshire works with national government, local government, and others to ensure that Yorkshire and Humber can deal with, and benefit from, migration.

They work with agencies across the statutory, voluntary, community and private sectors to help support the delivery of high quality services to migrants in a way that benefits everyone living in local communities.

They collate and disseminates information around migration.

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 14:16 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Moortown Junk-tion #PAYF Cafe

53-55 Cranmer Bank, Leeds, LS17 5JD
Moortown Junk-tion #PAYF cafe, is member of the ‘Pay As You Feel’ network.
Intercepting food destined for waste
Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 15:08 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: check facebook
Tuesday: check facebook
Wednesday: check facebook
Thursday: check facebook
Friday: check facebook
Saturday: check facebook
Sunday: check facebook
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My Bright Kite

city square, leeds

My Bright Kite is a grassroots organisation offering youth projects in partnership with schools and community groups, to support the wellbeing and inclusion of young refugees in Leeds and Bradford.

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
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Nari Ekta

Nari Ekta Ltd, Fairfax House, Merrion Street, Leeds, LS2 8JU

For socially and educationally disadvantaged Asian women aged over 16 years.

Female tutors provide the knowledge, skills and training needed to get the qualifications and experience to find work, especially in office and accounts management.

Language support worker present in class.

Travel allowance and free creche for pre-school children over 2 years may be available.

Phone or email

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 15:09 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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NEOLA NE KONGO

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:48 pm
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Neruka’s Kitchen

Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic Leeds, 48-50 Gledhow Road, LS8 5ES

Food parcels on Wednesdays only, between 11:30 am and 1:30pm

Everyone who is in need of help with food is welcome

 

Part of the Leeds Food Aid Network

Last updated: October 13, 2022 at 12:01 pm

Opening Times:

Wednesday: 11:30-13:30
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New Roots

2nd Floor Oak House, 94 Park Lane, Leeds, LS3 1EL.

NEW ROOTS is a service run in collaboration between RETAS, Refugee Council and PATH Yorkshire that has been designed to provide a holistic approach to supporting Refugees across Leeds and West Yorkshire.

The Integration model will support refugees in 3 stages, with flexible entry points:

  • ENGAGE: Move on and crisis support.
  • CONNECT: Social integration and wellbeing activities.
  • ASPIRE: Education, Training and Employment

This model is delivered between the three partner organisations who join together at a weekly drop-in, whilst providing individual services through their established roots in the community.
NEW ROOTS welcomes referrals from other organisations

To access this service

  • clients must provide BRP or Home Office letter,
  • and come to our drop in, held every Thursday 10:00-13:00 at Oak House

Opening Times:

Thursday: Drop in every 10:00-13:00 at Oak House
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New Roots

Oak House, 94 Park Lane, Leeds, LS3 1EL

https://www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk/?page=directoryview&itemid=1365

New Roots is a service run in collaboration between RETASRefugee Council and PATH Yorkshire that has been designed to provide a holistic approach to supporting refugees in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

The project will give clients 3 types of support:

Engage

  • Move on and crisis support.
  • Advice and support for welfare, finance, housing, health, well-being and migration.

Connect

  • Advice on social integration and well-being activities.
  • Conversation clubs and workshops about life and systems in the UK.
  • Community events and peer support groups.

Aspire

  • Employment and training advice.
  • Visits to employers and work placements.
  • Employability workshops.
  • IELTS and SIA courses.


Drop in

This project is delivered between the three partner organisations who join together at a weekly drop-in, whilst providing individual services through their established roots in the community. The drop in takes place:

Thursdays
10am – 1pm
Refugee Council, Oak House, 2nd Floor, Park Lane, Leeds, LS3 1EL.


Eligibility

Refugee/ Humanitarian Protection/ ILR [Settlement]/ DLR [Over 12 months- as a result of an asylum claim]/ Resettled refugees. To access this service clients must provide BRP or Home Office letter.

New Roots welcomes referrals from other organisations.

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New To Leeds

This website was developed by Touchstone as part of the Migrant Access Project Plus (MAP+) and was commissioned by Leeds City Council.

The website aims to provide information to people moving to Leeds, about services, support and amenities available in the city.

It is designed to help you find the right services for your needs and understand how to use those services.

If you have recently gained refugee status, please visit the Transition Guide 

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Nigerian Community Leeds

Unit 14 Cubic Business Centre, 533 Stanningley Road, Leeds, LS13 4EN

Nigerian cultural association: NCL exists to support members of the public who are Nigerian by birth, ancestry and descent, marriage, naturalisation or adoption in and around Leeds. We cater for people of all ages and enable them to reach their full potential as individuals contributing to health & socio-economic wellbeing in the city of Leeds. Our key aims are: The Advancement of Education; The Promotion of Racial Harmony; The Advancement of Enterprise

Phone or email

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:22 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Nuba Mountains Welfare Association

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:49 pm
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Ogaden Community of West Yorkshire

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:49 pm
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Oromo Community in Leeds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:49 pm
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PAFRAS Drop In

St Aidan's Community Hall, Elford Place West, Leeds, LS8 5QD

Drop-in which provides

  • Destitution casework provided by PAFRAS and Red Cross caseworkers
  • British Red Cross food vouchers (eligibility criteria applies)
  • PAFRAS Food Parcels
  • PAFRAS Toiletries
  • Access to clothing (via a voucher scheme)
  • Nutritious and delicious hot meal
  • Bevan Health Medical Practice, access to health
  • Skyline, HIV Prevention and testing

Available Wednesdays only (see opening times)

We’re currently looking for volunteers: Click here to find out more

Part of the Leeds Food Aid Network

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 15:21 pm

Opening Times:

Wednesday: 10:00 - 13:30
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Palm Cove Society

Palm Cove Society 26 St Michaels Road Headingley Leeds, LS6 3AW

Palm Cove Society is a registered not for profit Community Interest Company, which provides emergency accommodation for victims of modern slavery, human trafficking, domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour based violence.

We also provide supported accommodation for eligible asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and black and minority ethnic diaspora.

This includes accommodation for single female and male refugees [we can sometimes accommodate single parents with up to two accompanying children, but we cannot accommodate couples].

Individuals need to meet the eligibility criteria for a scheme, and referral must be made by one of the Society’s collaborative partnerships, such as: the local authority, health care providers, national referral mechanism, the police, housing providers, hostels or voluntary initiatives working with any of its client groups.

Asylum seekers must be referred by a local authority.

Phone, email

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:28 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Path Yorkshire

PATH Yorkshire, 29 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3PD

PATH Yorkshire is a charity established for over 30 years providing training and support to Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, Migrants and Refugees in Leeds.

  • English Online Classes – open to anybody who wants to practice speaking English.

To enrol, call Rehab on 07984777537.

  • New Roots for Refugees – open to refugees, working or not working, in need of training and support to improve their work skills, applying for jobs or a better job.

To enrol, call Georgia on 07943027928 or Elliot on 07943 027922.

  • Connecting Opportunities – open to Migrants with spouse visa, indefinite leave to remain, EU citizens, who are not working and wants to improve their English language skills (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced), get into training and qualifications and help in applying for jobs.

To enrol, call Nicoleta on 07939844112 or Wesam on 07939844184.

 

 

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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POALA’A Project (African drummers)

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:49 pm
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Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS)

Unity Business Centre, Roundhay Road, Leeds UK
PAFRAS provides specialist casework and mental health support, with a focus on destitution. PAFRAS can support you if you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, if your asylum support is ending or if your asylum claim has been refused and your solicitor has closed your file. We can also provide mental health assessments and referrals into specialist mental health services.
PAFRAS also has a service especially for young asylum seekers aged 16-24 years old. We can support you if the Home Office does not believe your age, if you are at risk of becoming homeless or if your asylum claim has been refused and your solicitor has closed your file. We can also support with mental health and wellbeing. 
PAFRAS also offers Refugee Family Reunion and support to people experiencing domestic violence and abuse
PAFRAS drop-in (Wednesday, from 9:45 at St Aidan’s Church Hall, Elford Place West (off Roundhay Road), Harehills, Leeds, LS8 5QD ) –  Refreshments provided.  Specialist casework, mental health assessments, GP registration. Food parcels and toiletries for asylum seekers only. We can only see a limited number of people, so please arrive early to make sure you get seen.
For more info call the office on 0113 2622163
Last updated: September 29, 2022 at 14:06 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Refugee Action – formerly Bradford Action for Refugees

40A Piccadilly Bradford BD1 3NN

Coronavirus update:

We moved rapidly to put the wellbeing of refugees, people seeking asylum, our staff and volunteers at the centre of our response, preparing weeks beforehand for the practicalities of social distancing and restricted travel.

We are using translators and interpreters to make sure the families we support understand the latest government advice and information as it develops.

Our support is now being delivered over telephone and video calls. All of our staff have the equipment they need to offer the same level of support, albeit remotely.

We have 3 services delivering in Bradford: Advice, Health and Therapeutic Service, Children and Families Project and the Working English Project. We also have a Transitions Service which operates across Kirklees and Calderdale.

Our vision: Refugee and asylum seekers will be welcome in the UK. They will get justice, live free of poverty and be able to successfully rebuild their lives.
Our mission: Refugee Action plays a leading role in overcoming the challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. We work with others to develop and deliver innovative services that benefit the majority of asylum seekers and refugees. We successfully build public and political support for policy change, so they can rebuild their lives. We are a trusted partner and ally for organisations that seek to enable refugees to rebuild their lives in the UK.


Advice, Health and Therapeutic Service

The Advice, Health and Therapeutic service provides advice and information, including immigration legal advice, to asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers and refugees – we call this part of the service the Legal Advice Project. We do Immigration Applications for further leave and settlement, fresh claims and DDV concessions.
Solace, the partner in the service, provides therapeutic services and counselling on 1 – 2 days each week to clients who have sustained psychological or other trauma. These services are provided from the Bradford office.

Shazia Naseeruddin – Casework Assistant [email protected]


Children and Families Project

The Children and Families project offers one to one support for refugee and asylum seeking families as they arrive in Bradford. We offer support and advice on housing, education, benefits and accessing legal and immigration advice, as well as information about life and culture in the UK. We have weekly social groups and offer trips out during the school holidays.

Through our At Home in Bradford group we support children who are waiting for school places with group activities, home visits, and trips out and about.
Welcome Group in BD5 family group with activities and crafts for adults and children, Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 at St. Stephens Church, Newton Street, BD5 7BH

Key people: Christy Bischoff – Children and Families Project Coordinator [email protected], Mariam Ali – Children and Families Support Worker [email protected], Tansy Kerenza – Children and Families Support Worker [email protected]


Working English

The Working English Project works with refugees and other eligible migrants to increase their employability and understanding of the UK work environment. Refugees improve their skills through a combination of one to one support, English language support, mentoring, job search skills, help with cv writing and job applications.

Key people: Ruth Gray – Working English Coordinator [email protected]


Transition Service

The Transitions projects works with asylum seekers and refugees in Kirklees and Calderdale and includes Fresh Claims work, support with certain applications for refugees, therapeutic support and training.

There are several partner organisations who work from or do outreach from our offices. Currently Solace, Ashiana, Freedom from Torture, Bradford Refugee Forum and British Red Cross are all using the office.

English Classes

There are different classes which run for different groups at Refugee Action. Please contact Ruth Gray for more information – [email protected]

Volunteering

There are several volunteering opportunities across the services. Please contact Ruth Gray for information – [email protected]


 

Legal Advice Drop-in – Mondays 9:30 – 13:00

Children and Families – Monday and Thursday Drop-ins 10:00 – 13:00

Please note that we will only be able to see a set number of people at our drop-ins each week so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

At all other times please call or email to make an appointment.

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Opening Times:

Monday: Legal Advice Drop-in – 9:30 – 13:00; Children and Families – 10:00 – 13:00 Please note that we will only be able to see a set number of people at our drop-ins each week so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Thursday: Children and Families – Drop-ins 10:00 – 13:00 Please note that we will only be able to see a set number of people at our drop-ins each week so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
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Refugee Council

Refugee Council, Hillside Beeston Road Leeds LS11 8ND

The Refugee Council is a charity in the UK working directly with refugees, and supporting them to rebuild their lives. It also speaks up for refugees using its direct work as an evidence base, and ensures refugees have a stronger and more influential voice in decisions that will affect them.

The Children’s Section

The Refugee Council works to safeguard and improve the lives of separated children in England. Its Children’s Section works directly with separated children, as well as giving advice to those involved in their support.

Refugee Council Children’s Panel Advice Service advisers work directly with separated children seeking asylum, helping them through the asylum system and ensuring that they are protected. It also offers advice and information to carers and other professionals working with children and young people. It also has a number of offices and ‘surgeries’ in operation around England.

For more details regarding the Children’ Section in Leeds, please contact

Delphine Jacobs: 0113 386 2217, [email protected]


 

Resettlement Support to Refugees coming via Home Office Resettlement Programme

Referrals are not possible to this programme

The Refugee Council Resettlement Team offers an integration support package from day one of arriving. This includes help with orientation and longer term issues such as health, welfare benefits, help accessing other mainstream services and community development support to involve local people in the programme. A key part of the work is to promote independence – to encourage refugees so that by the end of their support they are able to get on in life without the initial intensive provision.  Refugee Council works in close partnership with Migration Yorkshire and other key service providers across Leeds to help the resettled refugees work towards this goal.

For more information, the resettlement contact number is 0113 244 9404.


My View Surviving to Thriving

My View Surviving to Thriving, is a therapeutic service for separated children – children who are in the UK without their families and who are refugees or who are seeking asylum age 11-18 years.

The service, funded by The Dream Fund, Peoples Postcode, enables us to run both one to one counselling and therapeutic groups for separated children.

For more details regarding the therapy service in Leeds, please email [email protected]

Download a referral form here: My View STT Referral Form Leeds

Last updated: June 27, 2020 at 10:04 am

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Salvation Army – National Referral Mechanism (Modern Slavery/Trafficking)

Territorial Headquarters, 101 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BN

We have always been there for the most vulnerable but now thousands more people suddenly fall into that category and urgently need our help.
We have transformed our response to ensure we are directly reaching those hit the hardest by the coronavirus. Please see https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/coronavirus-crisis-how-we-are-reaching-those-hardest-hit-your-community for more information.

Human Trafficking: Please call our 24-hour confidential Referral Helpline on 0300 303 8151 available 24 hours a day, seven days a week if you consider yourself one of the following:

  • a victim of modern slavery and are in need of assistance;
  • nominated to make referrals to Government service for victims of modern slavery;
  • simply a concerned individual, who comes into contact with someone you suspect may be a victim of modern slavery and in need of assistance

Phone or email

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 14:22 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 24 hour helpline
Tuesday: 24 hour helpline
Wednesday: 24 hour helpline
Thursday: 24 hour helpline
Friday: 24 hour helpline
Saturday: 24 hour helpline
Sunday: 24 hour helpline
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Shantona Women’s Service

Shepherds Lane, Leeds, LS8 5AW

Women’s Health project: Esol and Citizenship classes

ESOL classes: Monday and Tuesday, 09:30am – 12:00pm, Thursday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Phone, email, visit

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 15:30 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Simpson Millar

6 Park Place, Leeds LS1 2RU

Solicitor’s offering legal advice: also run a free Immigration Advice Clinic 10:00-12:00 every Monday at their offices on 6 Park Place, Leeds LS1 2RU

Please note, most legal services provided by a Solicitor are not eligible for Legal Aid, so you may have to pay for some advice here. Please make sure you ask in advance.

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:30 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00 (Free Drop-ins 10:00-12:00)
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
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SOLACE – Surviving Exile and Persecution

Manor House, 1 Manor Street, Leeds LS7 1PZ

Solace is a Leeds based charity which provides psychotherapy, complementary therapies and advocacy support  to the survivors of persecution and exile living in the Yorkshire and Humber region, many of whom have been traumatised by torture, rape, the death or disappearance of loved ones and often combinations of all of these and other atrocities.

Connecting opportunities: offering mental health support to refugees and migrants who are looking to find work as part of an holistic package of support. Part of the www.connectingopportunities.org.uk network of projects

We’re currently looking for volunteers: Click here to find out more

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: September 29, 2022 at 12:41 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Somali Women in Leeds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:24 pm
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Somali Youth in Leeds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:25 pm
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Somalian Women in Solidarity

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:25 pm
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Southern & Central African Solidarity Action

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:25 pm
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St Anne’s Resource Centre

66 York St Leeds LS9 8AA

Coronavirus update: Due to the exceptional circumstances due to the ongoing Coronavirus (also known as Covid 19) and the Government rules about self-isolating it is very important to reduce the risk of cross infection to all our Clients and staff teams. Our teams are working hard to support all our clients and are committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible.

This means that, in most circumstances, and in line with government information regarding self-isolation and staying at home there should be no visitors to any of our services.

We know, however, that this will be very distressing for some of our Clients.

Therefore, we are saying there must be no visitors to services unless there are exceptional circumstances and the visit is essential.

Before a visit can take place, this must be risk assessed by the manager considering government advice and the individual circumstances. Before setting off on any visit to your relative/friend please get in contact with St Anne’s staff to discuss your visit.

One-to-one advice on support, care and housing services, plus education classes, shower and laundry facilities, and social activities.

Phone, email, visit

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 14:26 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 8am-4.30pm
Tuesday: 10.30am-4.30pm
Wednesday: 8am-4.30pm
Thursday: 8am-4.30pm
Friday: 8am-4.30pm
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St Augustine’s Centre

St. Augustine's Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG

Coronavirus update: Like so many out there, COVID-19 is costing us considerably in terms of time and resources, with a depleted team. Donations are especially welcome now and can be made here on our give.net page.

St. Augustine’s plans for the foreseeable future :

  • Advice support line: 07743045625 / 07756262024 10am – 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Hot lunches provided in takeaway boxes on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30pm. For collection from outside St. Augustine’s Centre.
  • A new food parcel delivery service in partnership with Halifax Opportunities Trust and Himmat. Referrals and delivery only. Contact Haleema (07741643707 / [email protected]) or Michelle (07970891587 / [email protected])
  • We are also exploring online activities including English classes, support groups and sharing up to date information.

 

St. Augustine’s Centre is a community Centre open to everybody, in particular we welcome asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants to Halifax.

Our services include:

  • Free community lunch Monday – Thursday
  • Free English classes Tuesday – Thursday
  • Advice drop in Monday – Thursday morning: help with asylum support, welfare benefits and housing
  • Help finding a job and developing skills through training courses
  • Well being activities and befriending service
  • Destitution and hosting scheme

Please see our website for the full timetable and activity timings.

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 14:28 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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St George’s Crypt

73 Great George St, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1, UK

Coronavirus update: Our core accommodation services are still open. We will keep you updated on any changes.

Support, food and drink for homeless people. Limited accommodation (extreme circumstances only, at staff discretion).

Phone, email, visit

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 14:29 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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St Jude’s Furniture Store

Marshall Street, Leeds, LS11 9EH

Coronavirus update: 

SVP England and Wales is closely monitoring the Covid-19 outbreak and its impact on our work in the coming weeks and months. We are taking all steps necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the people we help, members, staff and other volunteers while continuing to operate and assist those in need.

Following Government guidelines, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close all SVP community shops, depots and support centres to the public with immediate effect. We look forward to reopening our doors when it is safe to do so.

 

St Jude’s, collects good quality furniture and household goods including domestic electrical appliances, from donors  throughout the region and delivers these without charge (except for a charge for providing re-furbished white goods and for delivery) to people referred to us by a very wide range of public-sector and voluntary-sector agencies.

A referrer must specify which items are required on behalf of the beneficiary.  St. Jude’s then reply to arrange collection or charge £10 for delivery.  Items of furniture are free.  White goods cost £65.

Phone or email

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 14:31 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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St Vincent’s Support Centre

Curtis Building 4 Berking Avenue Leeds, LS9 9LF

Coronavirus update: St Vincent’s is continuing to help the community despite the current Coronavirus crisis.

We provide a weekly drop in every Thursday morning which provides free advice and guidance for a wide range of issues.

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Working in partnership with Manual Bravo we provide immigration advice and guidance for settlement and citizenship.

We also provide guidance for employment, housing and welfare as well as information about access to the education system including ESOL, and further education and training opportunities.

We’re currently looking for volunteers: Click here to find out more

Phone, email, visit

Last updated: February 18, 2022 at 14:12 pm

Opening Times:

Monday:
Wednesday:
Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm
Friday:
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Stop Hate UK

PO Box 851, Leeds, LS1 9QS

Coronavirus update: Please be advised that Stop Hate UK Head office will not be routinely occupied during the current Covid-19 pandemic and our staff will work from home as per government guidance.

However the 24 hour Stop Hate Line services are functioning as normal during these unprecedented times.

We will be unable to process and fulfil orders from our online shop during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

 

Charity which aims to raise awareness and understanding of discrimination and Hate Crime; encourage its reporting; and support the individuals and communities it affects.

It provides independent information and support for anyone affected by Hate Crime due to hatred of: faith or beliefs ; disability; race; sexual orientation ; gender identity; and any other forms of discrimination based on an individuals personal circumstances.

  • Provides a confidential 24-hour hate crime reporting service.
  • Encourages the reporting of all types of hate crime.
  • Helps communities work together.
  • Offers emotional and practical support and advocacy for adults and young people affected by hate crime.
  • Works in partnership with other agencies.
  • Provides access to services and offers advice in community languages.
  • Provides information and delivers training.
  • Recruits; trains and supports volunteers to work in our office or on the Stop Hate Line.

In an emergency call 999

Phone or email

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 14:34 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Student Action for Refugees (STAR)

Velocampus Leeds Bike Hub University of Leeds Woodhouse Lane Leeds, LS2 9JT

Coronavirus update: Although shutdowns and cancellations are the norm right now we are happy to say we are still working hard (from home) to increase access to university for refugees and asylum seekers. What’s more scholarship applications are still open, new scholarships are being announced (with more on the way) and changes have been made to increase access for those with humanitarian protection status through a legal challenge. So in a dark time we hope this comes as bit of light and hope. We at STAR encourage people to keep applying to scholarships and not put their lives on hold because of what is happening. Although the current situation is very difficult, universities continue to plan for next academic year and, if you’re able to, you should too.

Please see the website for further information.

 

STAR currently provide Conversation Classes – weekly, during term time

from Saturday 30th September, 14:00 – 16:00 at Little London Community Centre, Oatland Road, Leeds, LS7 1SP

from Wednesday 3rd October, 14:00 – 16:00 at Leeds Refugee Forum, One Community Centre, Cromwell Street, Leeds, LS9 7SG

We’re currently looking for volunteers: Click here to find out more

Phone or email

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 14:35 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 9am-5.30pm
Tuesday: 9am-5.30pm
Wednesday: 9am-5.30pm
Thursday: 9am-5.30pm
Friday: 3pm-5pm
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Sudanese Community Association in Leeds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:26 pm
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Support after Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL)

Park Plaza Hotel Leeds, Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1, UK

As the Rape Crisis Centre for Leeds we are a feminist organisation supporting women and girls who have been affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives.

You can reach us through our freephone, text, email and face to face support services. We also promote the needs of women survivors of sexual violence and work towards the elimination of sexual violence.

We provide a safe environment for you to talk about how rape or sexual violence has affected you, and we can help you to explore your options. We never tell you how you should feel or what you should do. We believe you have a right to make your own decisions about your life.

SARSVL are currently looking for volunteers: for more details click here.

Last updated: August 27, 2019 at 7:18 am

Opening Times:

Monday: 6pm to 8pm * Face to Face appointments available
Tuesday: 8pm to 11pm
Wednesday: 6pm to 8pm * Face to Face appointments available
Thursday: 8pm to 11pm
Friday: 6pm to 8pm
Saturday: 3pm to 5pm
Sunday: 2pm to 5pm * Face to Face appointments available
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Swahili Women Group in Leeds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:26 pm
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Switalski’s Solicitor’s

St James House 28 Park Place Leeds LS1 2SP

“Our Leeds office is conveniently situated in the heart of the Leeds city centre, only a short walk from Leeds Train Station on Park Place.

Our caring, professional approach to law is client-focused; we aim to provide practical advice which is flexible for all our clients.”

Please note – Switalski’s in Leeds are not taking on new Asylum or Immigration cases.

Call them for more information 

Opening Times:

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
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Syrian Community of Leeds

81 haslewood drive ebor gardens leeds ls9 7ps

We have weekly drop in sessions every Monday at Ebor Gardens community centre. Advanced booking for one to one session.

We also have Syrian cafe in co-ordination with All Hallows Church.

For further details e-mail.

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 15:37 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 10:00 - 13:30
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The Children’s Society

Hillside Enterprise Centre Beeston Road Leeds LS11 8ND

The Children’s Society in Leeds offers a range of support services to refugee, asylum seeking and migrant children, young people and their families who face significant harm, inequality and neglect. It helps children and young people to access their rights and entitlements and promote their integration, through

The HEARTS service [Help Each Asylum seeker and Refugee To Settle], which offers a youth programme, an advocacy service and mentoring.


Youth programme: The youth programme offers a range of skills sessions aimed at supporting refugee, asylum seeking and other migrant young people [aged 14 to 19] to acquire the necessary skills to run an independent and healthy life and a range of social and creative activities


Advocacy service: provides support to children and young people aged 11 to 19 who may be unfairly denied support or experience difficulties as a result of their immigration circumstances. We adopt a keyworker approach and strive to ensure their rights and entitlements are respected. We provide support to children and young people in the following situations:

  • Not in education
  • No access to local support (e.g. healthcare, emotional support or local authority services)
  • Poor emotional and mental health
  • Housing issues
  • Difficulties in obtaining legal advice or a solicitor

Mentoring: Young people referred to the service are matched with a volunteer mentor who provides one to one support. Mentoring gives young people someone to talk to and to look up to. Mentors play an independent and non-judgemental role. They help young people to increase their English language skills, educational attainment, confidence and self-esteem which benefits their school and personal life.


Connecting Opportunities: Mentoring and befriending for young migrants with a right to work, who are looking to get into employment. Part of the www.connectingopportunities.org.uk programme

We’re currently looking for volunteers: click here to find out more

Phone or email

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 14:31 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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The Gambia Welfare Society

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:24 pm
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The Market Place

18A New Market Street, Leeds, LS1 6DG

Coronavirus Update: Although our building is closed due to lock down, the drop-in times will be:
Monday – Friday: 3pm – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 2pm – 4pm

 

Information support and counselling for young people aged 11-25

Drop-in service for ages 13-25 offering information and support on any issue affecting young people at 18A New Market Street, Leeds LS1 6DG. No appointment needed for drop-in

Monday – Friday: 3pm – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 2pm – 4pm

Free condoms, pregnancy testing and chlamydia testing also available during drop-in hours.

Long-term Counselling for 13-23 years olds (for up to a year)
Bereavement Counselling for 11-19 year olds (6 sessions)
Short-term Counselling for 13-23 year olds (12 sessions)
Fast Access Counselling and Support for 13-25 year olds (4 sessions)

If you are interested in any of our 4 Counselling services you can phone us on 0113 246 1659 to find out more or if you aged 13-25 come to a Drop-In session.

We’re currently looking for volunteers: click here for more details

Phone, email, visit

Last updated: April 24, 2020 at 22:41 pm

Opening Times:

Tuesday: Drop In 14:30 – 17:30
Wednesday: Drop In 14:30 – 17:30
Thursday: Drop In 14:30 – 17:30
Friday: Drop In 14:30 – 17:30
Saturday: Drop In 14:00 – 16:00
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The Real Junk Food Project @ All Hallows

All Hallow's, 24 Regent Terrace, Leeds LS6 1NP

[email protected] provides hot meals and a food boutique (a pay as you feel food shop)

[email protected] operates on a Pay As You Feel (#PAYF) basis which means you can pay what you can afford or volunteer to help out in some way to pay for your food.

This cafe is part of The Real Junk Food Project network and aims to reduce food waste, feed hungry people and build community. You can read more about our aims here.

The Real Junk Food Project intercepts food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets, restaurants and a number of other sources, and turns it into healthy, nutritious meals for anyone and everyone on a pay-as-you-feel donation basis.
Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 15:52 pm

 

Opening Times:

Monday: 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00
Friday: 10:00 - 16:00
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ToastLoveCoffee Community Cafe

The ARK, Hovingham Avenue, Leeds LS83QY

Coronavirus update: ToastLoveCoffee is now closed.

 

ToastLoveCoffee is part of The Real Junk Food Project. We stop edible delicious food going in the bins, and serve it in our cafe.

Everyone is welcome and everyone gives what they can; be it a money donation, a skill, time, whatever!

All guests will be assured a warm welcome, and be invited to join conversations with others in the cafe.

We want to extend a particular welcome to Leeds’ asylum seekers and refugees.

Last updated: April 24, 2020 at 22:49 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 8:45am -1:30pm
Tuesday: 8:45am -1:30pm
Wednesday: 8:45am -1:30pm
Thursday: 8:45am -1:30pm
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Together Women

13 Park Square E, Leeds, LS1 2LF

ESOL Classes, IT, language, cooking, peer support –

Check activities timetable for details togetherwomen.org/centres/leeds

 

We’re currently looking for volunteers: click here for more details

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 15:40 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Touchstone Community Support Team

274 Middleton Cres, Leeds LS11, UK

Coronavirus update: in line with the government implementing preventive measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus, our group activities are stopped until further notice. Please see this page for further information about individual projects

Intensive mental health support for people who may not usually engage with mental health services. Referral via website (www.touchstonesupport.org.uk)

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 14:43 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Touchstone East Leeds Health for All

41-47 Cromwell Mount, Leeds, LS9 7ST

Coronavirus update: Touchstone remains open during the coronavirus. Please see this page for further information about individual projects

 

Healthy Living Centre running a variety of BME focused activities – see website for details.

Walking Group – Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Walking for all abilities and strengths. Meet people in your area! Bring a packed lunch, bus fare and wear suitable clothing and footwear.
For more information call Wendy
Some walks may be subject to change


Monday

Magic Mondays

Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Knitting, Sewing, Weight Management, Zumba. Free Refreshments and access to internet. Check information before turning up.
For more information call Denise or Wendy


Tuesday

Plan 2 change

Do you or someone you know drink too much? Do you want to change?
Come and join us for breakfast. Support & Advice Available
Call Kim or Wendy

Computer Skills

Help & support available. 1 hour session per person. Beginners and all levels welcome. Call Maxine to book your place


Wednesday

Women only Swimming

15 week programme. For more information or to book a place call Denise.

Men’s Health and Wellbeing

Swim and Gym Sessions
For more information call Wendy


Thursday

Boston Towers Drop-in

Computers & free internet plus Help / Support / Information
All welcome. Call Maxine or Wendy

 Afternoon Club At Louis le Prince Court

Free refreshments, Art & Crafts, Healthy Eating plus lots more.
All welcome. Call for more information.

We’re currently looking for volunteers: Click here to find out more

Phone, email, visit

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 14:39 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Touchstone Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT)

179-181 Haslewood Drive Ebor Gardens Leeds LS9 7RE, LS9 7RE

Coronavirus update: in line with the government implementing preventive measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus, our group activities are stopped until further notice.

 

Who do we support?

  • People experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems
  • Black and minority ethnic people

How do we do this? 

  • Through a kind of talking therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • CBT is effective in improving the wellbeing of people with anxiety, low mood and depression
  • The service is provided from a range of community venues across Leeds

The kind of things we help people with

  • Depression: People do not need to have a diagnosis of depression for us to work with them. You may be feeling low in mood, unable to motivate yourself to do the things you usually do and/or be having problems with your sleep, appetite, energy or concentration levels. People may also be tearful, feeling lonely and withdraw from other people.
  • Anxiety: We can work with people who are experiencing anxiety surrounding different issues in their lives. You may feel unable to stop thinking about your problems, be restless, having sleep problems and be unable to do the things you normally can do.
  • Social Anxiety & Specific Phobias: We can work on people’s thoughts surrounding specific situations or objects that may be causing them anxiety, e.g. fear of speaking in public or fear of being in busy places. We can also help you to become more confident to face the situations which you have been avoiding.
  • Panic: People can experience strong feelings of anxiety, sometimes triggered by situations or experiences, this can include feeling faint, heart racing, sweating, thinking something awful will happen and feeling like they cannot cope. We help people to understand and overcome these feelings.
  • Stress: We can help people to uncover what may cause them stress and problem-solve ways of dealing with stressful situations in their life. This can be done through changing the way people think about stress and improving how they react to stress.
  • Low Self Esteem: We can work with people who think negatively about themselves or their life by encouraging more positive thinking and increasing confidence to speak to others and to be in social situations.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Anxiety can present in the form of obsessions or compulsions. We can work with you to overcome these symptoms. ‘Obsessions’ can be thoughts, urges or images in your mind that are upsetting but keep coming back. ‘Compulsions’ are actions or rituals that people feel they have to do in order to reduce their anxiety or to prevent something bad from happening.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): We can work with people’s response to single traumatic events that stay with or haunt them despite the event being several months or more ago. We can work with responses such as avoiding places, memories or feelings that remind you of the event and help you overcome the feelings and responses linked to such events. Our service isn’t suitable for people who have experienced repeated trauma and/or childhood sexual abuse.

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: May 12, 2020 at 14:44 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Touchstone Support Centre

Support Centre, 53-55 Harehills Avenue, Leeds, LS8 4EX

The Touchstone Support Centre Team offers support for people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, including refugees and people in the process of seeking asylum.

 1-1 mental health support

  • Women’s group, men’s group and a mixed social group
  • Drop in
  • Information provision

 Other services that also operate from Touchstone Support Centre:

  • BME Carers Support Service
  • Volunteers Service
  • Sikh Elders Service
  • BME Dementia Service

 Self referrals accepted and can be downloaded from www.touchstonesupport.org.uk or emailed to you directly.

We’re currently looking for volunteers: Click here to find out more

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 15:41 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Touchstone Well-bean Hope In a Crisis Cafe

Lincoln Green Community Centre, Cromwell Mount, Leeds

Well-bean Hope In a Crisis Cafe is available to anyone in crisis.

We offer non clinical alternative to A & E to resolve or better manage crisis.
We offer one to One support ( from a Person Centred Approach) and support in the social space where refreshments and hot food are available.

We offer a free taxi too and from home for the first visit.

We are open Sat, Sun and Mon evenings and all Bank Holidays from 6pm-12am.

contact number 07760173476

Opening Times:

Monday: 18:00 - 12:00 (Inc Bank Holidays)
Saturday: 18:00 - 12:00
Sunday: 18:00 - 12:00
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Transition Guide

We have written this Guide to help Refugees who have recently been granted leave to remain in the UK. If you have Refugee Status, Humanitarian Protection, Discretionary Leave or Indefinite Leave to Remain, this guide will help you understand what new rights and entitlements you have, and advice on how to get them.

This is is a guide for new refugees in Leeds, and focuses on the kind of things that will be a priority during the first 6 months of becoming a refugee. It does not aim to be a guide to any other city: all the information is specific to life in Leeds.

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UK Congolese Diaspora Solidary Foundation

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:24 pm
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West Yorkshire Destitute Asylum Network aka WYDAN

c/o Bridge House, Balm Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 2TP

A network of organisations and individuals, in West Yorkshire, committed to supporting destitute asylum seekers.

Provide volunteer-led Nightshelter accommodation for up to 10 destitute men in Leeds across a variety of locations (due to re-open Aug 2019)

All referrals via PAFRAS, British Red Cross or Asylum Help

Volunteers always welcome

Email

Last updated: June 18, 2019 at 8:23 am
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Women Asylum Seekers Together

13 Hilton Place Leeds, LS8 4HE

Group for women asylum seekers and refugees who meet to support each other, engage in activities and to increase understanding of the experiences of women seeking asylum.

Phone, visit

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 15:56 pm

Opening Times:

Saturday: 2pm-4pm
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Women’s Counselling and Therapy Services

Portland House, 5 Portland Street. Leeds. LS1 3DR

Coronavirus update: Hello everyone, we have now closed our offices to face to face services. All counselling has moved to phone Keep in Touch calls for the time being. We are not currently accepting referrals: please visit MindWell for other services information. Please do ring your GP or 111 if you need immediate health advice. Or ring Emergency services in where there is an immediate severe risk to health.
Over coming days and weeks we will be working hard to re-establish counselling services. In the meantime stay in touch with us on Social Media where we will be posting tips and resources to support your wellbeing.

 

We offer weekly one-to-one; group and art therapy.

We have specialist groups for women who have survived sexual abuse and one for those with learning difficulties

We work to raise the profile of women’s mental health across Leeds

We are currently looking for volunteers: click here for details

Phone or email, visits by appointment

Last updated: April 7, 2020 at 17:01 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Closed
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Women’s Health Matters – Rainbow Hearts Group

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Women’s Health Matters – Rainbow Hearts Group

Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm during term time at Leeds Refugee Forum

Friendship, wellbeing activities and fun!

Open to all women seeking asylum in Leeds

Please call Hannah or Hala on 0113 276 2851 for a chat about the group or email [email protected] for more information.

Last updated: October 6, 2022 at 14:12 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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Woodhouse Community Centre (aka Oblong)

197 Woodhouse St, Woodhouse, Leeds, LS6 2NY

Coronavirus update: We continue to be completely shut down for all our regular activities.

We’re working alongside Leeds City Council and other partners to offer support, however all requests for assistance at the moment should go through Leeds City Council’s C19 assistance callcentre.

 

Community centre with a busy schedule of activities and courses  – from understanding and looking after your mental health to crafting,  learning about IT, and cinema clubs…

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Collective

Weekly informal English conversation classes aimed at anyone including asylum seekers and refugees.

There are 3 ways to be involved in the ESOL Collective:

1. Student – This is a great opportunity to:

  • Meet other people.
  • Practise English in a supportive environment.
  • Develop English skills for work, and other practical day-to-day activities.

2. Teacher – Lesson plans are available, and you do not need teaching experience. Speakers of English as a second language are welcome to volunteer as ESOL teachers. An ideal  opportunity for anyone wanting to learn new skills, or improve existing ones in:

  • Planning and delivering a lesson.
  • Building confidence through working with a group.
  • Getting experience of running a group.
  • Improving English grammar skills.

3. Classroom assistant helping to prepare and run ESOL lessons. Volunteering as a teacher or classroom assistant would be an ideal opportunity for anyone wanting to learn new skills, or improve existing ones in:

  • Building confidence through working with a group.
  • Getting experience of running a group.
  • Improving English grammar skills.

 

We’re currently looking for volunteers: Click here to find out more

Phone, email, visit

Last updated: May 18, 2020 at 15:36 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: Office hours
Tuesday: Office hours
Wednesday: Office hours
Thursday: Office hours
Friday: Office hours
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York Street Health Practice

66 York St Leeds LS9 8AA, LS9 8AA

“York Street Health Practice is a GP practice, part of Bevan Healthcare CIC, offering services to those who are homeless or in unstable accommodation; those who have come to the UK as a refugee or to seek asylum.

At Bevan Healthcare CIC we are committed to helping people get the health care that they need. Integrating inclusion health practices in Bradford and Leeds furthers our vision to provide responsive and specialised patient care. We work in collaboration with other health and social care providers as well as like-minded organisations and services in the city.”

 

Phone, email, visit

Last updated: May 10, 2019 at 15:57 pm

Opening Times:

Monday: 08:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: 08:30 – 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 08:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 08:00 – 18:00
Friday: 08:00 – 18:00
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Yorkshire African Cameroonian Community

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:24 pm
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Yorkshire African Community Organisation

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:22 pm
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Yorkshire Association of Kurds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:22 pm
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Yorkshire Burundian Community Association

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:22 pm
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Yorkshire Fullah Community

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:23 pm
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Yorkshire Guineans Association

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:23 pm
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Yorkshire NAUT NKAM

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:23 pm
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Yorkshire Rwandese Community

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:24 pm
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Zimbabwe Refugee Community in Leeds

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:22 pm
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ZIMCOM Leeds (Zimbabwe Group)

One Community Centre, Cromwell Street Lincoln Green, Leeds, LS9 7SG

Refugee Community Organisation

Please call 0113 244 9600 or email [email protected] for more details

Last updated: August 13, 2019 at 14:24 pm
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