Useful places to know about in Leeds

Drop ins

Meeting Point Mondays in term time 3-6pm Christ Church lounge, Christ Church Upper Armley, Armley Ridge Road, Leeds LS12 3LE

Pafras Thursdays all the time 10-12.30 pm Pafras at St Aiden’s Church Roundhay Road LS8 5QD.


Rainbow Hearts Women’s Group Tuesdays 10.30-12.30 pm Refugee Forum LS9 7 SG

Meeting Point Women’s group 1-3pm  Christ Church, Armley Ridge Road, Leeds, LS12 3LE

Red Cross Men’s Group Red Cross Sunlight Men’s Group – Holds weekly sessions with activities for men including sports, excursions, films, informal English class. By referral only. Contact Stefan Robert for more info,, 0113 201 5261

Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST)

Harehills Lane Baptist Church café LS8 4HF Saturdays 2-4pm

Leeds No Borders phone signing support, campaigns, monthly protest outside Home Office, monthly social, monthly organising meeting, reading group, film nights and workshops, visits to Calais. 07466699812 signing support, 07784194431 other enquiries

Leeds Refugee Forum One Community Centre, Cromwell Street, Lincoln Green, LS9 7SG, 0113 244 9600. Lots of English classes and groups.

Education & training

English classes

RETAS (Refugee Employment and Training Advice service) English class advice 233-237 Roundhay Road, LS8 4HS, 0113 380 5630

School registration Admissions Team, Floor 10 West, Merrion house, 110 Merrion centre, LS2 8DT. 0113 247 58 27

Good legal advice

Click here to find a good free legal aid solicitor (click North East England, legal aid/free advice)

Health & wellbeing

Local GP for families

Monday – Friday 9:00 – 16:30 0113 244 9404

York Street Medical Practise 0113 295 4840 York Street, Leeds, LS9 8AA

Provide primary care to the homeless and vulnerably housed people of Leeds who may have a range of issues including mental health, alcohol and drug use. We also provide registration for people currently seeking asylum.

Emergency dentist (no need to be registered): Leeds dentistry hospital 0113 2440111 Clarendon Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9LU

Solace (psychotherapy, complementary therapies and advocacy support to the survivors of persecution and exile) 0113 2491437

Mesmac 0113 244 4209 60 Upper Basinghall Street Leeds LS1 5HR

LGB&T support, hiv testing, mental health support

Dialhouse crisis support
Phone support 0113 260 9328 6pm-11pm Tuesday and Thursdays


Star bike project – sometimes have free bikes, can help you repair your bike for free. Term time only. Directions here

Pedallers Arms Can help you fix your bike at a low cost (not free) 37 Mabgate Green, Leeds LS9 7DS 0113 245 7274 Tools and help fixing your bike

Other activities

Reading group  RETAS a weekly reading group contact Rachel Webster 07923514962

Together Women Project – lots of free training & classes every day throughout year13 Park Square E, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 2LF
0113 380 8900 Lot s of free courses, activities and support for women.

Intouch Massage  07757 094986 Massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki, yoga and other holistic therapies to asylum seekers.

Harmony choir -Community choir, free for people seeking asylum, help with travel costs  07759 563 848 that warmly welcomes asylum seekers & refugees. Thursdays 6-7.30pm in the main hall at Ebor Gardens Community Centre, Haslewood Drive, LS9 7PS

Songo drumming group

Songo Drumming project Raph on 0786 758 0428 The Songo Drumming Project is founded upon the understanding that rhythm, song and dance cross cultural and national boundaries regardless of political or religious divisions.”

Free swimming and low cost gym Get active leeds (free swimming, cheap gym) Register here

Asmarina voices choir First floor, West Yorkshire Playhouse every Friday 1-2.30 pm contact Shreena Goby 07769255550 LS2 7UP

ReachOUT meets every first and third Tuesday of the month in central Leeds. The purpose of the group is to create a safe space for LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers to come and make friends, develop a sense of community and boost confidence by learning new skills through capacity building activities. Contact Jess 07707809925.

Libraries– free use of computers and books

Wharf Chambers- bar & events venue that is a safer space for asylum seekers.

Leeds City Council events – often free


Harehills Lane Baptist Church café Monday 11-13.30pm LS8 4HF

Pay as you feel cafe – free/donation meals 1 Chapel Lane, Armley, LS12 2DJ 9-4pm








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