The impact of Coronavirus is profound. It poses immediate serious challenges and significant risks to our service users, staff and service delivery.
In responding effectively, RETAS is living its core values and principles of listening, collaboration, adaptability, flexibility and resilience in order to meet the needs of refugees and asylum seekers. In doing so, RETAS continues to serve its core purpose of welcome and integration of refugees even in these difficult times.
So we want to let you know the nature of our service provision during this lockdown period and how the organisation as a whole is responding to the crisis.
What is RETAS providing and how?
Our Advice & Support Services
Our Adult Community Learning Service
Our Volunteer Service
During this challenging time our volunteers remain integral to the services we provide. The current situation demands of our volunteer service to be agile, to adapt and flex to respond effectively to our client’s needs.
Our commitment and overall goal
In this pandemic crisis despite its reduced service provision, RETAS remains committed to its core purpose and values. Our overall goal is to proactively respond to the needs and aspirations of refugees, the well being of staff and sustaining our strong partnerships. These will be ensured by our capacity to flex, adapt, collaborate, be resourceful and working together in solidarity with hope to triumph over the current crisis.
Hope you find this helpful!
Established in 2002, RETAS (Refugee Education Training Advice Service) has a vision to see all refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants to feel welcome and supported to fully integrate into society.
We provide assistance with access to education, re-qualification, training and employment to help them better integrate in their communities. We strive to build confidence and hope in our service users, and empower them to build a safe and secure life here in the UK.
233-237 Roundhay Road
The Roundhay Road Resource Centre
Leeds, LS8 4HS