The Hub is open to all asylum seeker, refugee and migrant families and individuals in the City of York and the surrounding area.  We aim to provide emotional and practical support to families as well as access to information and support services and language classes. The Hub meets each Sunday during term time at Clifton Children’s Centre.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in coming to The Hub then please get in touch by email on or phone on 07545060694.  You are very welcome to come without contacting us first although we may not be able to arrange a class straight away.

The Hub is a place for everybody. We want it to be a safe and welcoming space for all who come.  Please help to make this a safe space for everyone by telling us if you do not feel comfortable at The Hub or if you have any ideas about how we can make the service more welcoming for those who use it



Aims of The Hub:

  • To provide free English language classes                    

  • To provide structured activities, including football and drama, for young people.  

  • To provide teacher led Key Stage 1 maths sessions                   

  • To provide free Turkish classes for Turkish speaking young people                  

  • To provide a range of information and support services                  

  • To help build a support network for asylum seeker, refugee and migrant families – from others within their own community, and also from the wider community                  

  • To increase this sense of community by sharing a meal together                  

  • To work in partnership with other agencies and services and to arrange regular presentations and talks from these organisations at The Hub                   

  • To manage a hardship fund for those facing destitution                   

  • To provide transport for those individuals and families who otherwise would not be able to attend

We are able to arrange for volunteers to accompany you to The Hub when you first start coming if you would like support using the bus or finding where the Children’s Centre is and we can pay bus fares. If getting to The Hub by public transport is difficult for you, please get in touch with us.

What to expect at The Hub

A typical session:

•          1.00pm - 1.15pm      Arrival – hot drinks for adults

•          1.15pm - 2.15pm      English classes for adults

•          1.00pm -3.00pm     Turkish class  and/or activities for children

•          2.15pm -3.00pm     Talk/presentation for adults (fortnightly)

•          3.00pm -3.45 pm    Bring and Share meal for everyone.                                                       

•          3.45pm - 4.00pm    Clear away and finish.  


What to expect for your children at The Hub

We will provide a safe, caring, fun environment, where the children can learn Turkish and maths and enjoy structured games and activities. 

Turkish classes at The Hub.

Sometimes we would like to take photographs of the children in their classes or activities, to help with publicity and funding for The Hub. If you are NOT happy for your child’s photo to be taken at any time, please let us know.