Published: 24th Jul 2019

Leeds Town Hall, Leeds. Leeds City Council has secured £249,000 in funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) to deliver a project aiming to help new migrants access local services. The Community Connector programme will work directly with families in priority neighbourhoods to help people looking to access training, skills and educational opportunities in Leeds. It is hoped that the programme, funded by the HCLG’s £100m Controlling Migration Fund, will help new migrants continue their personal development and build wider awareness of these services in local communities. The programme is expected to play an important role in reducing the number of people going to the wrong service in Leeds or receiving no support at all. Cllr Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s executive board member for communities, said: ‘This is really good news for Leeds and is further recognition I believe of the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)