#KW Programme

No matter how you arrive in to Kirklees, and especially if it is for humanitarian protection reasons, if needed, there will be an offer of support available to:

  • Help new arrivals to settle, orientate and support to understand and  access key services and community activities
  • Start to learn and practice English
  • Support  children/young people to start school and begin to progress in their education
  • Encourage communities to have the opportunity  to get to know who lives in their neighbourhood
  • Support children and young peoples integration
  • Support new refugees to prevent homelessness and destitution

Support available:

Welcome Mentors -Third Sector Leaders.

Support to find and access ESOL – This Way for English Programme is a Partnership between Kirklees Council and Third Sector Leaders.

Social clubs / meet learn and try sessions – run by Paddock Community Trust and Community Learning Works

International New Arrivals – support for children and young people to start their education in Kirklees: Kirklees Council Children and Young People/Learning Service

Young peoples engagement – Kirklees Council Youth Intervention Team

Carry my Story – School linking: 35 schools working with 35 migrants , asylum seekers and refugees.

Its Up to You – participatory budgeting starting 2020: Kirklees Council Cohesion Team

Support for new refugees, post decision support worker – Kirklees Council Housing Solutions

Neighbourhood approach to improving the local environment: Kirklees Council Streetscene and Housing Service and Communities Service focussing work in 2 electoral wards.

The above programme is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. For more information on the programme please email sarah.hemingway@kirklees.gov.uk or sarah.mitchell@kirklees.gov.uk

Carry My Story programme – working with Schools across Kirklees