Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community.
Ten organisations that specialise in working with migrants are offering tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training across West Yorkshire and part of North Yorkshire (Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York).
The project is creating new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteer mentors and befrienders, and for employers to provide work placements to help people get a foothold in the job market.
Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.
WomenCentre’s specific role within the Connecting Opportunities Project is to provide women-centred training, advice and evaluation with the aim of embedding women-centred ways of working with women migrants across the Project.
Connecting Opportunities contact details
Phone: 0113 378 8700 (We can book an interpreter if needed.)
Online referral form: www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk/referral
Connecting Opportunities is still running and is open to new referrals during the Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak. All services to participants are being offered remotely. Existing paricipants should speak to their keyworker to discuss specific arrangements.