We work with new migrants age 15 and above to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community

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We are one of the 10 organisations specialising in working with migrants that offer tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training across West Yorkshire and part of North Yorkshire (Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York).

The service 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 will help with

  • Improving English
  • Developing the skills needed to gain employment in the UK
  • Increasing confidence and well-being
  • Feeling part of the community


The service will provide mentoring for all new migrants to help them to achieve their personal goals such as:

  • Gaining confidence in using their conversational English language with someone who will not judge them
  • Feeling supported in accessing education and employment by helping with issues such as paperwork
  • Gaining an in-depth understanding of the British culture through spending time in their local community
  • Having a voice by advocating for them if needed

Find out more and contact Connecting Opportunities

Visit the Connecting Opportunities website to get in touch or learn more about the service and its goals.

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