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 will also create 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 Big Lottery and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.

“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.”

To make a referral to the project

For more information – refer to Connecting Opportunities website:

Veronika, who has the role of the regional advisor and trainer on Connecting Opportunities did an interview with Kirklees Local TV and provided an overview of what the project offers as well as what the specific role of the WomenCentre is. For referral, please see the details above – the video does not provide the specific number or link (the number and website in the video refer to WomenCentre).

Watch the KLTV interview HERE