Making a referral

We welcome referrals from health professionals, support organisations and concerned family and friends.  We only accept referrals for Refugees or Asylum seekers. 

It is important that, prior to making a referral, all referrers discuss the potential of working with Solace with the person concerned. 

For many people the idea of getting help with their psychological distress is a new concept.  

Most Leeds and Bradford waiting lists are currently suspended

We have temporarily closed our general waiting list for referrals into most Leeds and Bradford projects. However, please check the important exceptions below for your referral. 

Outside Leeds and Bradford, we can accept referrals from Kirklees, Calderdale and Sheffield (see below).

There are some other exceptions to who can currently be referred into our Leeds service. Please see here for eligibility:

We still welcome and encourage referrals from the following:

UNHCR Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Scheme and the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme in West and North Yorkshire, and East Ridings.

We are now pleased to be able to deliver support to those who are part of the resettlement programme across the Yorkshire and Humber region*.

For both children and adults. For adults please refer here.

For families and young people please use this children and families referral form.

For full details of the project, see our Child and family Wellbeing Page 

*Current does not include South Yorkshire which is covered by our delivery partner, Refugee Council – to refer to Refugee Council for services in Sheffield please click here

Connecting Opportunities

We coordinate with our partners at Migration Yorkshire, who work with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community, in West Yorkshire and parts of North Yorkshire. Connecting Opportunities then refer eligible refugees who need mental health support to us at Solace. If you want more information, or to refer into the Connecting Opportunities programme, you can find the website here.

For referrals outside Leeds


For service users in the Kirklees and Calderdale areas, please refer here

For service users in Sheffield,  please refer here.

Any questions – please give us a call  on 0113 4878360 or  07899304905.

Following government restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic, our team are working from home. The administration team will be able to monitor the office number Tuesday to Friday 9 – 5, and our email will be managed during all office hours.

Covid 19 Working

When we are not in lockdown – Solace is in an interim office –  we are temporarily operating from Heart Centre in Headingley whilst scouting for new permanent premises, which will provide more therapy space for us, enabling us to recruit more therapists, and in turn support more clients than ever before.

When we re-open our Leeds referrals, they will be submitted online, speeding up our processes and giving us the best chance to see those who need our support as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience through our period of transition.