Supporting refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants into education, employment and entrepreneurship


Unleashing Refugee Potential (URP LEEDS) is a refugee-led social enterprise. We provide a bespoke support service to refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants. We support young refugees and asylum seekers along their educational journey through Thriving Families. We also provide a specialised employability and business service for refugees looking to work or set up their own business.


We can help point you in the right direction in the decisions you need to make when first coming to Yorkshire.


We help by providing skills in language, Basic IT, Life skills, CV development, job searching and more….


We can help find you incredibly talented individuals without large recruitment fees.



WHO we support


Supporting refugees into employment and to support refugees in ‘Unleashing’ their latent entrepreneurial skills.


There is a huge opportunity in employing refugees and we work with businesses to make this happen.


Working with partners we can provide a win win situation by providing volunteers who also learn new skills.

Giving people purpose. Solving Big Problems.

Our mission is to promote and commit to the integration of refugees and migrants who passed through the asylum process, particularly through creating employment and/or self-employment opportunities.

Ongoing Projects

Satisfied Clients

Why we are different

Our social enterprise is not simply helping people to open small businesses and get employed; but simultaneously enabling better community integration. We are different because:

  • We offer a free initial advice
  • We promote and working together to nurture employment/self-employment which capitalizes up on refugee’s prior skills and knowledge, income generation, language acquisition, and community integration. 
  • Our service is based on a well researched project with an overall social return on investment (SROI) of £1: £4.06. 

Let’s Start Something new
Say Hello!

Get in touch if you are a refugee, employer or organisation who wants to make the most of a fantastic opportunity.