Refuge and Asylum

Connecting Opportunities Case Study: Toya’s Back in Business

As the Connecting Opportunities project comes to an end, the team have collated case studies of project participants to share. One of these case studies is Toya's journey with Connecting Opportunities. Read on to find out more. Getting started When Toya first joined the Connecting Opportunities project in May 2022, she was an asylum-seeker with the right to work jobs on the shortage occupation list in the UK. She

2023-02-01T14:37:28+00:001st February 2023|Blog, Refuge and Asylum, Service News, Yorkshire|

Be a buddy for a new Leeds resident #VolunteersWeek

Most people have had experience of feeling new, not knowing where things are or how to get help. Well, here is your opportunity to be a buddy to somebody that is new to the city - to show them things like: where the train and bus stations are visiting museums together exploring different areas of Leeds how to access services like GPs taking up  a hobby together. We are looking

2020-04-17T10:56:48+01:002nd June 2018|Community, News, Refuge and Asylum, Volunteering|

Does Dance Matter?

International Dance Day falls on the 29th March each year. Each year prominent figures from the world of dance are asked to talk about why dance matters on a global and social level. Here are some of this year’s messages. Salia Sanou from Burkina Faso says: “…whether we like it or not, whether we recognize it or not, we all share, whatever the colour of our skin, whatever our origins,

2018-05-01T08:00:53+01:001st May 2018|Art, Blog, Community, Refuge and Asylum|

Leeds Refugee Hub open evening – 26th October

On the 26th October at 4pm – 7pm, Refugee Council will be holding an open evening to celebrate the launch of its Leeds refugee hub; the base of multiple Leeds-based asylum seeker and refugee charities (including the Connecting Opportunities project), and also a venue space for many different individuals and organisations. We hope you can make it and help us celebrate this day. There will be speakers, entertainment and light refreshments available. Children are also

2020-04-17T10:46:20+01:0011th October 2017|Events, News, Refuge and Asylum|