The voice for refugees in Leeds since 2003
LRF envisions that refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds feel welcome and safe, access support and are provided with every opportunity to rebuild their lives.
What We Do:
Practical Support: We offer practical support for refugees and asylum seekers through ESOL classes, homework clubs and youth groups.
Refugee Community Organisation Support: We develop and support community leaders through training, personal development, mentoring and one to one appointments.
Advocacy: We advocate for the needs and aspirations of refugee communities through billingual advocacy (by appointment only) and working collaboratively with other organisations to provide extra services for refugees and asylum seekers.
Community Social Space: We provide a community centre that is a safe space where refugees can meet and find mutual support.
Refugee Week: We celebrate refugees by annually hosting a celebration week in partnership with agencies across Leeds.
A voice for refugees for over 18 years
We have created a booklet which advertises all the services available at Leeds Refugee Forum. This includes information on: our founding and mission, our trustees, ESOL Classes, Youth Groups, Homework Club, the Tech-Lending Project, Advocacy Support, Women's Wellbeing...
Our latest COVID-19 updates, available in Tigrinya, English, Kurdish, Farsi, Arabic and Pashto. Tigrinya updates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzYFENXw3mg English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BqGY4Bj7fY Kurdish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqu9BjCk3ww Farsi...
We had an action-packed week filled with events to celebrate our diverse and incredible refugee and asylum seeker communities. We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our service users, volunteers, and staff for making Refugee Week 2022 the success it...