Kirklees continues to be a welcoming community, understanding and building on the benefits migration brings.

We want to ensure that those who are vulnerable and seeking sanctuary can access the support that is available to them in Kirklees. This support will help them to settle and start to integrate in to life in the UK and Kirklees.

In Kirklees we have a wide range of partnership support available at any stage of an individual's or family's resettlement or migration journey we call this #KirkleesWelcomes.

#KirkleesWelcomes offer of support

If you are working with or supporting an asylum seeker, refugee or vulnerable migrant who would benefit from the support offer from #KirkleesWelcomes please complete the below online form to request support.

How to refer an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant

You can refer an asylum seeker, refugee or migrant to the Refugee Integration Service online.

Completing this form takes around 5 minutes.

Make a referral

Events, stories and training

Keep up to date with events, good news stories and training opportunities by visiting the Kirklees Welcomes blog .


Words like 'asylum seeker', 'refugee' and 'migrant' are often used interchangeably in everyday conversation or in the media, masking important differences in legal status and protection.

  • Asylum seeker - applied for protection from persecution under the UN Convention and is awaiting a decision from the Home Office for this application.
  • Refugee - given permission to stay in the UK as a result of the process which began with a claim and/or assessment for protection under the UN Convention.
  • Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children - in the United Kingdom (UK), often abbreviated to UASC, are children who are outside their country of origin to seek asylum in the UK, are separated from parents and relatives, and are not in the care of someone who is responsible for doing so.
  • Migrant - a person who moves from one place to another, especially in order to find work, study or for better living conditions.
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