Bilingual Advocacy Services

Leeds Refugee Forum’s bilingual advocacy services help refugees, asylum seekers and anyone from the local community access services and engage with different organisations. 

Our community advocates make sure our clients’ voices are heard and that their rights are upheld. 

We have volunteers who speak many languages including Arabic, Farsi, Turkish, Tigrinya, French and Azerbaijani. We also have translators available to support in a variety of other languages.

We advocate for our clients on a wide range of issues. We can help with:

  • completing forms
  • contacting organisations such as energy and mobile phone suppliers, insurance companies, etc.
  • accessing health services, including registering with a GP or dentist
  • accessing education services, including primary or secondary schools, or registering with a college or university.

We can also support clients with:

  • housing or welfare issues
  • complaints to a relevant agency
  • contacting local councillors or MPs
  • reporting Hate Crimes and Incidents as a Third Party Reporting Centre.

If you would like help, please contact us to make an appointment. We are available for appointments Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm. If you need help claiming benefits or job hunting, support is available on Mondays between 10am and 4pm. Remember to tell us your name, your phone number, the language you speak and the issue you need support with.

WE DO NOT AND CANNOT OFFER IMMIGRATION ADVICE; HOWEVER, WE CAN SIGNPOST YOU TO ORGANISATIONS WHO ARE ABLE TO HELP

Translate »