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
“I really like coming here, in fact, I love coming here. I always bring my three year old son to come here. He loves it!” (Zabib from Eritrea)
classes, our committed volunteers, and students that have successfully completed a volunteer
placement at LRF.
Kathy is a vital part of the LRF family, and a committed advocate for migrants across Leeds. She is Chair of the LRF Board of Trustees, but her community work in Leeds covers far more than just this role. Born in Iran, Kathy came to Leeds 43 years ago. She studied at...
Volunteer With Us
Join our diverse community that includes refugees and asylum seekers from over 30 different countries. We have various roles among our English / ESOL classes, outhitting clubs, homework clubs and translator services.