Many asylum seekers experience a huge loss of confidence whilst their lives are on hold waiting for a decision.
As asylum seekers are not allowed to work, volunteering can be a great way to build up your work experience, improve your English & make friends. Charity shops & food banks are always looking for volunteers.
Even though you cannot work, you might be able to get valuable work experience in your profession.
Teachers – useful info here http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/refugees_into_teaching
Free things to do in Leeds
Leeds City Council have lots of events, some are free