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Grant Funding to Support People Seeking Asylum – A Summary of Funded Activity from LCC in 2023

Leeds City Council received funding from the Home Office in relation to the asylum agenda. As a result, the council was able to offer one round of grant funding to the third sector to support people in Leeds who are going through the asylum process. The funding has been fully allocated, enabling a wide range […]

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Refugee Employability Programme in Leeds

“Get personalised support from your own case worker so you can improve your English and find work. The Refugee Employability Programme is here to help you find employment through local, individually tailored support that’s unique to you.” To find out more, read their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here  They attend drop-ins all across Leeds at […]

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New Roots Project is closed 31/12/2023

Hello all,  New Roots – the refugee service delivered by Refugee Council, RETAS and PATH Yorkshire – has now fully closed.   For more information on this please visit our website here.  If you support refugees in Leeds, you can find other support for them using our signposting leaflet that is attached. 

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Support for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants over Christmas 2023

Telephone support Migrant Help telephone advice and guidance for asylum support, and repairs issues is now open 24/7 – 0808 8010 503   To report a problem to Migrant Help/Mears, check the email address list. Also check (what Migrant Help can and cannot help with) Refugee Council’s Telephone infoline – 0808 196 7272 is open Monday and Thursdays between 9.30 am and 12.30 […]

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Asylum support rates – from January 2024

Asylum support rates The Government have announced that asylum support rates will be changing on 8th January 2024. ASAN have reported that the key changes are: An increase of standard weekly payments from £47.39 to £49.18. A reduction of weekly payments to those in catered accommodation (hotels etc) from £9.58 to £8.86 An increase of […]

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Phoenix Project – helping displaced healthcare professionals find work and qualifications

The Phoenix Project Leeds (Registered charity no: 1191100). The Phoenix Project aims to support displaced healthcare professionals’ qualification to practice medicine in the UK through the provision of regular English Language teaching sessions and support with passing the OET exam necessary to work within the NHS. We also use these sessions to familiarise participants with […]

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