Skip to main content


We have tried in the following pages, to provide information for people who find themselves in Wakefield and the surrounding district. You may be staying in Wakefield’s Initial Accommodation centre, or one of the hotels, or in NASS accommodation, or you may have been “dispersed to or simply have decided to settle in Wakefield.

Important / Helpful Phone Numbers

Where to get Food
Food Banks and Free food sources
Where to get food from your country
A guide to supermarkets and other food shops and markets in the area

General Information
Getting around Wakefield
Wakefield One Library
Parks and outdoor activities

Health Related Advice
Latest Wakefield NHS news
What to do in a medical emergency
Register with a Doctor!
Finding a Dentist (NHS site – you will be asked to enter your postcode)
Opticians (Eye specialists)
The Well Woman Centre
Mesmac (Yorkshire Mesmac) HIV and COVID 19 testing
Mental Health

Helplines
Domestic Abuse
NSPCC (National Society for Protection of Cruelty to Children)
Childline

Where to get legal advice
Citizens Advice Bureau
Solicitors specialising in Immigration
Manuel Bravo Project

Housing and Accommodation
Wakefield Council Housing
WDH and Homesearch
Household Essentials
Beds, Wardrobes, furniture
Cookers, Fridges, Washing Machines & Dryers
Energy Suppliers (Gas, Electric)
Water
Broadband / Telephone / TV
Mobile Phones

What Wakefield District City of Sanctuary can help you with:
The Clothing Store
The Resource Centre
Learning English
Our Food Bank

* * * * * * * * * * * *

See our LINKS page for other organisations helping Asylum Seekers and Refugees, plus other useful links to associated organisations or services.