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Here’s some info we have gathered to help you if you are new to Wakefield. You may be staying in Wakefield’s Initial Accommodation centre, or one of the hotels, or in NASS accommodation, or simply 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

The Welcome to Wakefield website has a useful page about health.
Latest Wakefield NHS news
Register with a Doctor!
Finding a Dentist (NHS site – you will be asked to enter your postcode)
The Well Woman Centre
Mesmac (Yorkshire Mesmac) HIV and COVID 19 testing
Mental Health (Advice from Wakefield Council)
Mental Health Support (Solace – If you need help and support ask us to refer you)

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

Where to get legal advice
Citizens Advice Bureau
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)
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

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