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Leeds Refugee and Asylum Seeker

Service Pack
Advice & Legal Services
Name: Advocacy Support
Description: Advocacy and advice services for access
to health and social care, benefits, housing and many
other services.
Address: 267 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 4HS
Telephone: 0113 235 1877
Email: info@advocacysupport.org
Website: www.advocacysupport.org
Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10am-3pm
Languages Spoken: Amharic, Arabic, Bangladeshi,
Cantonese, French, Italian, Kurdish, Mandarin, Mirpuri,
Polish, Punjabi, Tigrinya, and Urdu.

Name: Asylum Justice and Release (AJAR)


Description: 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.
Telephone: 07538 758513
Email: ajarleeds@gmail.com
Website:https://www.sites.google.com/site/asylumj
usticeandrelease/

Name: Leeds Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)


Description: Independent, confidential, impartial and
free advice, support and guidance on a wide variety of
topics.
Address: Offices throughout Leeds. Please phone or
refer to website.
Telephone: 0844 477 4788
Website: www.leedscab.org.uk
Opening Hours: Various - Please phone or refer to
website.

Name: Manuel Bravo Project


Description: Free legal advice for asylum seekers at
appeal or fresh claims stage.
Address: Ebor Court, Westgate, Leeds, LS1 4ND
Telephone: 0113 350 8608
Email: office@manuelbravo.org.uk
Website: www.manuelbravo.org.uk
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm

Name: Parker Rhodes Hickmotts


Description: Legal Services Commission funded advice &
representation on Immigration and Asylum law,
Detention and Bail, Asylum applications.
Address: 272a Dewsbury Road, Beeston, Leeds, LS11 6JT
Telephone: 0113 277 1809 (Main)
Telephone: 01709 511100 (Advice)
Email: info@prhsolicitors.co.uk
Website: www.prhsolicitors.co.uk
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm. Saturday
9am-12.30pm

Name: Switalski's
Description: Advice and representation on immigration
and asylum matters, including family reunion
applications, leave to remain, appeals and deportations.
Address: St James House, 28 Park Place, Leeds, LS1 2SP
Telephone: 0113 223 1400
Email: asylum@switalskis.com
Website: www.switalskis.com
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

English Language Support, Education & Training

Name: Action English


Description: English Language Classes.
Free for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
Address: 9 Blenheim Terrace,
Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9HZ
Telephone: 0113 244 9403
Email: info@aelt.co.uk
Website: www.aelt.co.uk
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, 10am-12pm

Name: LASSN (Leeds Asylum Seekers'


Support Network)
Description: Home English Language
tuition for people who are unable to
attend classes.
Address: First Floor, Ebor Court,
Westgate, Leeds, LS1 4ND
Telephone: 0113 373 1759
Email: admin@lassn.org.uk
Website: www.lassn.org.uk
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am5pm.

Name: Learning Partnerships


Description: Free courses for Asylum
Seekers (Budgeting, Employment, English
Language)
Address: Various. Please phone or refer
to website.
Telephone: 0113 380 6531
Email: info@learningpartnerships.org.uk
Website:
www.learningpartnerships.org.uk
Opening Hours: Various

Name: Meeting Point


Description: English classes in basic
level reading, writing and conversation
Address: Christ Church, Armley Ridge
Road, Armley, Leeds, LS12 3LE
Telephone: 0113 279 6700
Email: meetingpoint.leeds@live.co.uk
Website:
www.meetingpointleeds.wordpress.co
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Opening Hours: Monday 3pm-6pm

Name: Oblong Leeds


Description: English Language classes
at intermediate level.
Address: Woodhouse Community
Centre
197 Woodhouse Street, Leeds, LS6 2NY
Telephone: 0113 245 9610
Email: duncan@oblongleeds.org.uk
Website: www.oblongleeds.org.uk
Opening Hours: Thursday 10am-12pm.

Name: RETAS
Description: Information and advice to
help overcome difficulties in accessing
education, training and employment.
Address: Roundhay Road Resource
Centre, 233/237 Roundhay Road, Leeds
LS8 4HS
Telephone: 0113 380 5630
Email: info@retasleeds.org.uk
Website: www.retasleeds.org.uk
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am3pm (Office). Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.
(Phone)

Name: Shantona Womens Centre


Description: English classes for nonBritish passport holders. British
Citizenship courses also available.
Address: Shepherds Lane, Leeds, LS8 5AN
Telephone: 0113 249 7120
Email: admin@shantona.co.uk
Website: www.shantona.co.uk

Name: St Georges Centre


Description: English Language classes
and hot meals.
Address: Great George Street, Leeds,
LS1 3BR
Telephone: 0113 383 2140
Email:
Website:
www.stgeorgescentreleeds.org
Opening Hours: Monday 5.15pm7.30pm.

STAR (Student Action for Refugees): English Language Classes for all levels. Saturday 12.30pm-4pm (Little London Community Centre, LS7 1SP Free hot meal
included). Wednesday 1pm-4pm (One Community Centre, LS9 7SG). Email: staratleeds@gmail.com . STAR Bike Project: Free Bikes! (

Health & Wellbeing


Name: Leeds Skyline
Description: Confidential, culturally
sensitive support and prevention service
for people affected by HIV.
th
Address: 4 Floor, Gallery House
131 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 5RD
Telephone: 0113 244 9767
Email: leedsskyline@thebha.org.uk
Website: www.leedsskyline.org.uk
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am5pm

Name: PAFRAS
Description: Mental health service: crisis
and short term counselling, therapy,
group support.
Address: St Aidans Community Hall
Elford Place West, Harehills, Leeds, LS6
5QD
Telephone: 0113 262 2163
Email: pafrasemail@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.pafras.org.uk
Opening Hours: Tuesday 10am-12.30pm.
Thursday 10am-2pm.

Name: SOLACE
Description: Free counselling and
psychotherapy for survivors of exile and
persecution.
Address: Suites 2 & 3, Bank House, 150
Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 5LJ
Telephone: 0113 249 1437
Email: info@solace-uk.org.uk
Website: www.solace-uk.org.uk
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am5pm.

Name: York Street Health Practice


Description: Health care for newly
arrived, homeless or vulnerably housed
asylum seekers.
Address: 68 York Street, Leeds, LS9 8AA
Telephone: 0113 295 4840
Email: yorkstreet@nhs.net
Website:wwww.leedscommunityhealth
care.nhs.uk/yorkstreet
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am4.30pm.

Name: The Destitution Project


Description: Helps those made homeless
by a negative asylum decision.
Address: Ashwood Centre, 44a
Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 2EB
Telephone: 07908 364 112
Email: emily@abigailhousing.org.uk
Website:
http://www.networkleeds.com/Group/G
roup.aspx?ID=135104

Name: Leeds Federated Housing


Association
Description: Accommodation for people
with leave to remain in the UK.
Address: Arthington House, 20 Westfield
Road, Leeds, LS3 1DE
Telephone: 0113 386 1000 (Main)
Telephone: 0113 386 1147 (Advice)
Email: homes@lfha.co.uk
Website: www.lfha.co.uk
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am5pm

Name: Palm Cove Society


Description: Supported Accommodation
for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
Address: 26 St. Michaels Road,
Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3AW
Telephone: 0113 230 2271
Email: enquiries@palmcovesociety.co.uk
Website: www.palmcovesociety.co.uk
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9.30am5pm.

Housing & Accommodation


Name: Abigail Housing
Description: Refugee Housing Project
helps those made homeless as a result
of being given leave to remain in the UK.
Address: Ashwood Centre, 44a
Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 2EB
Telephone: 07743 189 314
Email: refugee@abigailhousing.org.uk
Website:
http://www.networkleeds.com/Group/
Group.aspx?ID=135104

Other
Name: British Red Cross
Description: Tracing and Messaging
Service may be able to re-establish
contact between family members lost
through war, disaster or political
upheaval.
Address: Humanity House, 2 Armley
Court, Armley Road, Leeds, LS12 2NB
Telephone: 0113 201 5240
Email: jwarr@redcross.org.uk
Website: www.redcross.org.uk
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am5pm

Name: Debt free Project


Description: Negotiating payment
arrangements for ethnic minorities in
financial difficulties.
Address: One Community Centre,
Cromwell Street, Leeds, LS9 7SG
Telephone: 07944 025654
Email: solomon.tesfamariam@ymail.com
Opening Hours: Thursday, 10am11.30am.
Languages Spoken: Amharic, Arabic,
Kurdish, Somali and Tigrinya.

Name: Leeds Interpreting and


Translating Services
Description: A fee paying service for
interpreting and translation.
Address: Centenary House, 59 North
Street, Leeds, LS2 8JS
Telephone: 0113 242 4311
Email: epyrah.lits@virgin.net
Website: www.litsltd.co.uk
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am5pm
Languages Available: Arabic, Bengali,
Cantonese, French, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi,
Kurdish, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian,
Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Urdu

Name: ReachOut
Description: Support group for lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
refugees and asylum seekers.
Telephone: 07707 809925
Email: reachoutleeds@gmail.org
Website: www.reachoutleeds.org
Opening Hours: Meetings are held on the
first and the third Tuesday of every
month. Call 07707 809925 for times and
locations.

Refugee Community Organisations

Afghanistan: Leeds Afghan Community. 07878 046 966


East Africa: Leeds Great Lakes Community. 0113 270 9737 (D.R.Congo,
Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya)
Eritrea: Leeds Eritrean Community Association. 07908 995 767
Eritrea: Mahber Selam. 07983 424226
Ethiopia: Leeds Ethiopian Community. 07947 476301
Iran: Persian Association. 07875 141113
Kurdistan: Leeds Kurdish Community. 07519 592333

Oromo: Oromo Community Yorkshire. 07540 430962 (Ethiopia, Kenya,


Somalia)
Somalia: Leeds Somali Community Association. 0113 242 5288
Sudan: Leeds Sudanese Community Association. 0113 243 8041
Sudan: Nuba Mountains Welfare Association. 07846 595622
Sudan: Sudanese Community Organisation in West Yorkshire. 07733
000000171290. (Women and Children Only)
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean Community in Leeds. 07932 357 240