Women’s Groups

LRF Women's Group

Every Monday from 12pm-2pm LRF runs a women's group that provides the opportunity for refugee and asylum seeker women to do craft and sewing activities.

It is a group providing social interaction with other women in the community as well as building creative skills.

Women's Health Matters- Rainbow Hearts

WHM runs a Rainbow Hearts women's group Tuesdays 10.00am - 12.30pm at LRF. WHM works exclusively with women, and they prioritise women from the most deprived areas of Leeds, working within the areas of Leeds identified as being in the lowest 10% in Europe. Many of the women they work with are facing multiple difficulties due to poverty, unemployment, racism and further discrimination.

Rainbow Hearts - Drop-In

The aim of the group is to give an emotional and practical support and information for women asylum seekers in Leeds. Rainbow Hearts purpose is to provide a regular and consistent group that provides a safe and supportive environment, resource for practical help, healthy food, information to prevent isolation and destitution with the aim to reduce the risk of abuse and suicide.

The aim of the drop-in is to provide social contact in a safe women’s group to meet other women in similar circumstances. English language support. Access to food, clothes and other resources. Education and health training Access to contraception. Support around domestic violence, female genital mutilation, sexual abuse, trafficking and prostitution. Financial support for transport. Childcare and support for children. Signposting and access to services. Trips to aid education and reduce isolation.

English Conversation Class

Tuesdays 1pm-2.30pm there is a women - only conversation class with childcare provided.

Please see our ESOL page for more information.