Meeting Point Leeds

Meeting Point Leeds is a practical and emotional support for refugees and asylum seekers based in Armley, Leeds, providing a city-wide service. One facet of the project is the Wednesday afternoon Women’s Group. The project started in 2003 and we are based at Christ Church in Armley, Leeds, open to all regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, ability or legal status.

Meeting Point principally aims to work with Refugees and Asylum Seekers towards social integration. We also provide a range of suitable community provisions in association with other organisations to meet the needs of our beneficiaries – whether health, employment, advice, family support or food provision. We also aim to reduce negative stereotypes and break down barriers in the local community.

Services Offered

WEEKLY DROP-IN, MONDAYS (TERM TIME) 3PM – 6PM @ CHRIST CHURCH.

Our drop-in provides a safe and welcoming environment. We provide a hot meal cooked by a different volunteer or beneficiary each week; fresh and dried food parcels and a nearly new shop; confidential help and advice; Language Cafe and conversation; computer and internet use; fun activities, holistic therapies and children’s arts and crafts.

WOMEN’S GROUP WEDNESDAYS 1PM-3PM @ CHRIST CHURCH

Women’s Group offers a range of activities including knitting, sewing, cooking, arts and crafts, singing, computer use outings and more. We provide a holistic space to improve women’s well-being, build self-confidence and self-esteem and develop new skills. It is open to all refugee and asylum seeking woman and children are welcome, just come along! Destitute women are offered a bus pass when they attend.

This is a non-referral support service for refugee or asylum seeking women. The chefs are men and are sensitive to the women’s preferences for privacy. The group is coordinated by a project worker and team of volunteers, but is designed and influenced by the women. We offer skill-building, trips, group activities, telephone support, and hold regular stalls to sell our creative craft for fundraising. A welcoming environment for established women and those new to Leeds.

Email: judith.s@ccacp.org.uk for further information.

We offer various volunteering opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering for Meeting Point, please email emma.c@ccacp.org.uk

Access Restrictions

The building is accessible and the service inclusive. Any refugee or asylum-seeking woman residing in Leeds is welcome. Children welcome. Childcare provided by trained volunteers.

BUSES: the 86, 38, 16, 5, 16, 72 and X6 all stop nearby

Please note These Services aren't endorsed by Womens Lives Leeds

Contact

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

Telephone: Landline: 0113 279 6700 Mobile: Women’s Group worker: 07935 008 656 Meeting Point offers to phone back on calls.

Email: judith.s@ccacp.org.uk

Availability: Wednesday – Women’s Group: 9:30-4:30 Monday - Drop-in: 3:00-6:00 pm

Languages: English, with in-house informal interpretation by beneficiaries through peer support.