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Minority Groups and New to the UK

Welcome to York and York's Family Information Service!

If you are new to York and can't find what you are looking for then please get in touch and we will try and help you.

Tel: 01904 554444 or email fis@york.gov.uk

New to the UK

Help to learn English and Translating services.

York Learning offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses.

Language Line is an UK translation and interpreting service.

Syrian Refugee support in York

A refugee is a displaced person due to war or national disaster who has been forced to cross national boundaries away from their home country, who cannot return home safely.

Since 1st October 2016 York obtained national recognition as a City of Sanctuary. A City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.

Search for Services and Support

You can use our search facility to search for universal groups and activities and services dedicated to supporting Syrian Refugees.

Travelling Community

Gypsy Roma Traveller

The term Gypsy, Roma and Traveller is a collective term used to describe a wide variety of cultural and ethnic groups who currently or have in the past lived a nomadic lifestyle.

Support and Information Services

You can use our search facility to search for universal groups and activities and services dedicated to supporting the Travelling Community.