The services we offer

Who can join Connecting Opportunities?

We welcome all new migrants, 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

  • Use our online referral form, or
  • Phone us on 0113 3788 700, or
  • Download a Word version of the referral form and send it to us by email or post.

Participants and volunteers talk about what it's like

Hear about the experiences of some people who have taken part in the project already: good news stories

Contact us - CO

You can get in touch with Connecting Opportunities through Migration Yorkshire:
co@migrationyorkshire.org.uk