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Connecting Opportunities

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Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community.

Who is this project for?

We welcome all new migrants, men and women, who:

  • are age 15 or above
  • have permission to work in the UK but are not in work
  • live in West Yorkshire or parts of North Yorkshire [Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York]

We help with:

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

Connecting Opportunities leaflet

To refer yourself or someone else

There are different ways to refer someone to the project:

Key features of the service

  • Tailored to each individual.
  • The same service, wherever you live in Leeds City Region.
  • English language classes for up to 12 months.
  • Specialist mental health support.
  • Inclusive of the perspectives and contributions of women.

Download our project leaflet in pdf format: project leaflet  [300 KB].

Would you like to support new migrants and make a difference to their lives?

If so, you might like to volunteer with us as a mentor or befriender. Please phone us on 0113 3788 700 and we'll put you in touch with one of our partner organisations who can tell you more about it.

Who funds Connecting Opportunities?

Connecting Opportunities is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.

More information

Ten organisations that specialise in working with migrants are working in partnership on Connecting Opportunities; they will offer tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training. Local employers will have opportunities to provide work placements to help people get a foothold in the job market.

Vacancies for posts on Connecting Opportunities are advertised on this page:

Migration Yorkshire is the lead organisation for Connecting Opportunities.

If you have any questions, please phone Connecting Opportunities on 0113 3788 700.


Page last updated: 29/09/2017 11:16:56

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Connecting Opportunities:

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0113 3788 700