Housing Options: not eligible for housing assistance

If you have been assessed by Leeds Housing Options and told that you are not eligible for housing assistance, there are still avenues for support available.

Applicants with dependent children who are not eligible for homelessness assistance will be referred to Children’s Services for additional support.

Some EU nationals do not meet the eligibility criteria for housing assistance but may still be entitled to some benefits – you can check your eligibility for benefits online.

If you need advice seeking work in the UK you can visit the Leeds City Council jobshops for assistance with job searching, interview techniques and general information, advice and guidance.

Other avenues for support

  • Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS) works with refugees, asylum seekers and the wider community to counter the effects of enforced destitution on vulnerable migrants. They hold a surgery every Wednesday between 10:00am and 1:00pm and can offer one to one support, advice, signposting and referrals provided by experienced caseworkers.
  • Abigail Housing - Refugee Project (Leeds) Contact: 07743189314, Email: refugee@abigailhousing.org.uk, Woodhouse Community Centre, 197 Woodhouse Street, Leeds, LS6 2NY
  • Palm Cove Society – Provide supported accommodation. Contact 0113 2302271.
  • Refugee Council: 020 7346 6700
  • Yorkshire Migration Partnership: 0113 395 2434
  • The Home Office Visa & Immigration Information for adults (0808 8000 630) and children (0808 8080 500)
  • Home Office Asylum Support Helpline: 0808 800 630 (Mon-Fri 8am to 5.30pm)
  • Women’s Aid & Refuge Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Modern Slavery Helpline: 0800 121 700

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