City Information

Drop-ins and Welcome Projects for Urban House dispersal cities

For any changes please contact [email protected]

*Please note this is not a comprehensive list of services, rather intended as starting

points for new asylum seekers and refugees in these cities and for us all to provide

info/referrals should we know someone will be moving to a new city*



Asylum Advice and Immigration Service

Mondays and Tuesdays 9.30am – 3.30pm

The Core, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW

01226 320111 – Jackie Wray

[email protected]



Red Cross Casework Drop in

Wednesday 10am – 2pm

The Friends Meeting House, Western Street, Huddersfield Road, S70 2BP

0114 242 7370

[email protected]


Language classes and clothing bank

Thursday 12:30-2pm, 2:30-4pm

The Friends Meeting House, Western Street, Huddersfield Road, S70 2BP


British Red Cross Drop in

Tuesdays 10am – 2pm

Keyhouse Cavell House, Eldon Terrace Bradford BD1 3AY


BIASAN Drop ins

Thursdays 1pm – 4pm Women’s Club

 women and children only – sewing club, arts, talks,

Thursdays 6pm – 8pm

 hot food, legal advice, friendship and activities

The Deaf Centre, Hallfield Lane, BD1 3RP

[email protected]



Conversation Club / Welcome to Doncaster (inc. Food parcels and clothes bank)

Every Thursday 12 – 4pm

Quaker Friends Meeting House, St. James Street, DN1 3RH

[email protected]

Janice Foster 0750 585 4115


St. Chad’s Community Project

Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:30

21 Liddell Terrace, Bensham, NE8 1YN

0191 490 1032


Welcome to Halifax Drop in and referrals

Monday – Thursday 10am – 1pm

Community lunch Tuesday at noon

St. Augustine’s Family Centre, Hanson Lane, HX1 5PG

[email protected]

0142 234 2719


St Joseph’s Parish Centre

Mon 12-1:30pm

On Hutton Avenue – Behind St Joseph’s R C Church, St. Paul’s Road,

Hartlepool, TS26 9EY

01429 262 641


Welcome to Huddersfield Drop in and referrals

Wednesday, Thursday 10am – 4pm

St. Thomas’ Church and Community Centre

Manchester Rd, HD1 3HU

Marie Allainguillaume & Ian Billcliffe

[email protected]

0784 486 7564


DASH (Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield)

TOMORROW Centre Drop In

Mondays 10am-2pm, Tuesdays 10:30 – 4pm

Ark Church, Hanson Lane, Huddersfield HD1 3UW

[email protected]

 General advisory support, travel support, destitute hosting, occasional trips,

food parcels last Tuesday of the month.

24/7 Phone service – 0148 493 7 999



Open Doors Drop in

Thursday 10am – 3pm

Prince’s Avenue Methodist Church, 91 Prince’s Avenue, HU5 3QP
[email protected]

0148 234 5132

Bashir Siraj – 0791 312 0198



Welcome to Leeds – referral only

Monday and Wednesday 9am-12pm

RETAS, Roundhay Road Resource Centre 233-237 Roundhay Road, LS8 4HS

[email protected]

0113 380 5630, 0781 343 8783


Meeting Point

Mondays 3 – 6pm

Christ Church, Armley Ridge Road, Leeds, LS12 3LE

Emma Crossley

[email protected]

0113 279 6700

 Hot drinks, snacks, clothing, games, English lessons, kinship and chit chat.

Note that during school holidays this changes to 1-3pm and has reduced




Thursdays 10 – 4

St. Aidan’s Community Hall, Elford Place West, LS8 5QD, 01132622163

 Social activities and hot meal. One to one advice, signposting and referral

support for clients, mental health support and complementary therapies.



Welcome to Middlesbrough drop in and referrals

Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm

John Paul Centre basement, 55 Grange Road, TS1 5AU

[email protected] – Ailsa Adamson

0797 019 2841


Open Door North East

Monday 10:30 – 3:30

Tuesday 10:30 – 1:30

 Friendship, pool, internet, advice

 Women’s drop in, friendship, internet, crafts, register for housing


Melbourne House, Newport Road, TS1 5QH

[email protected]

0164 221 3634


Methodist Asylum Project (MAP) drop in

Wednesday 10am – 1pm

Avenue Methodist Church

[email protected] – Ailsa Adamson

0797 019 2841



Welcome to Newcastle – referral only

[email protected]


West End Refugee Service (WERS)

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. 9am – 1pm

Wednesday 11am – 1pm

St Philip’s Vicarage, St Philip’s Close, Arthur’s Hill, NE4 5JE

0191 273 7482


SMART (Supporting Migrants, Asylum seekers, and Refugees Together)

Monday 10am – 12pm

Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, NE1 7BJ (off

Northumberland Street down the side of Fenwicks)

0191 256 5037



Tuesday 3:30pm – 6pm

Westgate Road Baptist Church, 366 Westgate Road, NE4 6NX

Walking With

Mondays and Wednesdays 10am – 2pm

St Luke’s Church, Frank Street, Wallsend, NE28 6RN

0191 263 5029



Red Cross drop in

Tuesdays 12.30 – 2.30pm

Eastwood Methodist/International Christian Centre

Fitzwilliam Road, Rotherham S65 1PT

[email protected]



Welcome Drop in and referrals

Wednesday 11am-2pm

No.35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield S1 2PD

0143 367 0300

[email protected] – Rodrigo Edema


Multi-agency Drop in (inc. Conversation Club and Clothes Bank)

Wednesday 2-4pm

Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB



Drop in

Mon 10am-1pm

Baptist Tabernacle, The Square,  Stockton on Tees,  TS18 1TE

Fri 10am-1pm

Portrack  Baptist Church, St Ann’s Terrace, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 2HT



Welcome Project drop in and referrals

Wednesdays 1.00 – 4.00pm

St. Mary’s Church Hall, 27 Bridge Street, SR1 1TQ

[email protected]



Wakefield City of Sanctuary Drop in

Wednesday 10am – 12pm

Quaker Meeting House, Thornhill Street, WF1 1NQ

 a friendly mix of social, advocacy and signposting

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