Who we are

Director: Abiey Legesse Workie M.Sc.

Abiey is a refugee from Ethiopia who has experienced the difficulties of negotiating the asylum system.  He has an excellent track record of working with asylum seekers and new refugees. Abiey has links with many support organisations throughout West Yorkshire. 

Chair: Lucy Lucy M.A.

Lucy has worked with asylum seekers and new refugees since 1996 and is well known in Yorkshire, particularly in Huddersfield, for her support of the asylum community.

Treasurer: Natalia Gudareva M.A.

Natalia has a master’s degree in finance management.

Trustee: Paul Curtis B.Sc.

Paul has supported asylum seekers and new refugees since 2011, offering accommodation in his own home and providing assistance with transport for individuals to vital appointments.  He has helped new refugees establish homes in West Yorkshire and is a well respected supporter of human rights.