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The service we offer

Who can join Connecting Opportunities?

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
  • have arrived in the UK within the last 10 years and do not have British citizenship

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

We also:

  • pay for travel costs
  • pay for childcare
  • offer some women-only activities
  • arrange interpreters for some activities
  • we try to provide a female case worker or female interpreter if required

It's a free service that lasts for up to 12 months for each individual participant. For more information, see our participant leaflet.

How to refer yourself or someone else

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Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.



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