Covid 19

Updating you on Migration Yorkshire services during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Migrant information hub

COVID 19 resources for service providers and migrants in Yorkshire and Humber

The Migrant information hub aims to help services that are supporting people with a migrant background to stay safe, connected and informed during Covid.

It offers:

  • a wide range of information that's easy to find and share
  • translated resources in more than 60 languages

The resources have been produced by a variety of specialist organisations and community groups. 

You're welcome to sign up for the weekly newsletter, which highlights new items added to the Hub: see the 'Receive news and updates' section at the bottom of any page on the Hub to find out how to do this.

If you have any queries or feedback, or would like to share resources on the Hub, please contact us at

Other services

We're working remotely, in line with the Covid 19 guidance issued by the UK Government and Public Health England

Currently, we’re all available by phone and email as usual.

You can contact our office for general enquiries as follows: 

Connecting Opportunities

Connecting Opportunities [CO] is still running and is open to new referrals. All services for participants are being offered remotely. For information about this that you can share, download our CO is open for business poster [300KB - pdf format].

Refugee Integration Service

The Refugee Integration Service is still operating, providing advice and support to newly granted refugees around issues such as accessing housing, welfare benefits, employment and training advice. 

We're currently providing the service by telephone contact only, from each of the active areas:

  • Barnsley
  • Bradford
  • Calderdale
  • Doncaster
  • Hull
  • Kirklees
  • Leeds
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield
  • Wakefield

Translation and interpretation services can be provided.

If you have any difficulties in accessing the service, please email for advice.


Migration Yorkshire continue to project manage the Regional Yorkshire and Humber Resettlement Partnership. Local authorities and the Refugee Council continue to provide direct caseworker support to resettled refugees who have arrived in our regional under the resettlement VPRS [Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Scheme] and VCRS [Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme]. Support is being provided remotely rather than face to face for the time being.

UNHCR suspended resettlement flights in 2020 for a number of months. Migration Yorkshire staff are working closely with the Home Office with regard to the re-start of resettlement programme in the UK and any arrival of refugees into our region.

Statistics and research

  • We’re continuing to produce statistics reports for stakeholders in our region, and to publish these on this website, as usual.
  • Communities up Close We're finalising the project reports, but plans for dissemination events have been affected and we're exploring online alternatives.
  • Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber - research  We've had to pause fieldwork for the research with refugees, so we're not seeking potential interviewees for that at the moment, although our research partner the University of Huddersfield is continuing to conduct interviews with organisations.
  • SEER project [Suitable and Effective ESOL for Refugees]: we're finalising the toolkit about ESOL for refugees as planned; we'll publish it on this website in due course.

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children [UASC]

UASC transfers, including VCRS [Vulnerable Children Resettlement Scheme] and NTS [National Transfer Scheme], have now started again.

Visit our Migrant information hub for some of the latest information relating to Covid 19 and young people

We're continuing to update our existing UASC hub with more specialist information for professionals and carers.







Page last updated: 13/01/2021 14:30:33

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