Hub of Hope 🔗

This is a site like CYF signposts but just for mental health support

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time.

Hub of Hope

Refugee Survival Trust 🔗

The Refugee Survival Trust provide refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed.

Refugee Survival Trust provide refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support, helps build connections between people and campaigns for change. Some of the support provided includes:

Refugee Survival Trust

Refuweegee Shop 🔗

Free clothing, household items, entertainment items, food and toiletries for refugees and asylum seekers

The Refuweegee Shop is a place for you to browse and select items for you and your family. You can collect clothing, household items, entertainment items, food and toiletries - free of charge.

The Refuweegee Shop is open to everyone - one person per appointment only. You must book an appointment to visit the shop.


Phone: 0141 401 0756

Refuweegee Shop

Access to Work 🔗

Find out more about the Access to Work Scheme

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

The support you get will depend on your needs. Through Access to Work, you can apply for:

  • a grant to help pay for practical support with your work
  • support with managing your mental health at work
  • money to pay for communication support at job interviews

You are not eligible for Access to Work support as a trainee or volunteer at Code Your Future. However, you can apply for Access to Work up to 6 weeks before you start work if you have a job offer.

Access to Work

Access Needs 🔗

Getting help with accessing learning at Code Your Future

CYF is a community grassroots organisation and we do not have our own premises, so we cannot guarantee that we can meet every possible need. We prioritise the actual needs of our trainees so please share your access need by completing this form.

We will use this data in the ways described in our Personal Circumstances Data Policy

After completing this form, a staff member may contact you to understand more about how we can support you to learn and thrive at CYF.

Access Needs

Turn 2 us 🔗

practical information and support to people facing income shocks and financial insecurity.

Learn more about specific benefits and other types of support you can get.

Turn 2 us

Directory of Services 🔗

Directory of Services & Organisations for Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migrants

This directory of services is published each year. This directory is intended for refugees, asylum seekers, migrant communities, health and social care practitioners and agencies working with them to identify services that offer advice and support to assist refugees and asylum seekers and migrants to settle and rebuild their lives in the UK. Charity organisations and services alter regularly; some may close or reduce the services they provide, or new ones set up.

Directory of Services

Victim Support Scotland 🔗

Support for victims of crime and traumatic incidents

Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales. Get in touch anytime for independent, free, and confidential advice. This is mainly aimed at people who were victims of crime but you can contact them even if nothing has been reported to the police. Victim Support are independent of the police, support is free and confidential.

Victim Support Scotland

Samaritans 🔗

How the Samaritans can help

If you’re worried about yourself or someone else, this link will tell you how you can seek non-judgmental support. The Samaritans will listen to you and help you work through what is on your mind, no matter how big or small.


Right to Remain Toolkit 🔗

A step-by-step guide to the UK asylum and immigration system

Use this guide to find out what you and your supporters can do to help strengthen your legal case. Look out for the ACTION SECTION boxes throughout the guide!

This toolkit also explains the difference between legal advice, which no one at CYF may give by law, and legal support, which we can help with. (Mainly writing letters of support.)

Right to Remain Toolkit

Accessing Tax-Free Childcare 🔗

Step by step information on Tax-Free Childcare

Check if you’re eligible for Tax-Free Childcare, how to apply and how to pay your childcare provider.

Accessing Tax-Free Childcare

Finding an Ofsted Registered Childminder 🔗

How to find childcare CYF can reimburse you for

It can be hard to find weekend childminders who are Ofsted-registered, but CYF can only reimburse Ofsted registered providers. This website sorts providers by postcode and shows a calendar of availability, so you can see who is open at the weekend and call them.

You can also make your own profile explaining your requirements and providers may apply to you.

Finding an Ofsted Registered Childminder

Refeo 🔗

We match refugees and asylum seekers with mentors who support them to find a job

We match refugees and asylum seekers with mentors who support them to find a job or work placement that matches their skills.

Our mentors help with things like writing a CV, cover letter, preparing for job interviews and referring to the right company.


Safe Posture during Pregnancy 🔗

Tips for good posture during pregnancy

Here are some tips for safe posture during pregnancy. The aim is to prevent musculoskeletal problems when sat at a laptop.

Safe Posture during Pregnancy

Transport to CYF Community Events 🔗

How to claim expenses for transport through CYF

CodeYourFuture can help trainees who need financial help to attend events. Support is available for class days, community events, workshops etc.

Transport to CYF Community Events

Accessing the Internet 🔗

How to access help with internet connectivity through CYF

CodeYourFuture can help you in accessing the internet if you are a CYF trainee.

We can reimburse for your costs or in some circumstances provide a data sim.

Accessing the Internet

Laptop Loan 🔗

How to request a laptop through CYF

CodeYourFuture can loan you a laptop if you do not have one to use for our course.

This is a loan only; you should return the laptop when you get a job in tech after completing the course. If you leave the course, you need to return the laptop to CYF.

The laptop is free of charge.

After you have completed the form, you will get an email with a loan agreement to sign. Once signed, a CYF member in your region will be in touch with the next steps.

Laptop Loan

Claiming Childcare Expenses 🔗

How to claim expenses for childcare through CYF

CodeYourFuture can help trainees who have support needs.

Funding towards childcare is one of the ways we can help. Our trainee expenses policy gives more details.

Claiming Childcare Expenses

Paying for Childcare 🔗

Check what help you could get with childcare costs

Use this calculator to find out how much you could get towards approved childcare, including:

  • free childcare for children aged between 2 and 4
  • help with childcare costs if your child is under 16 (or under 17 and disabled)
Paying for Childcare

Destitute Asylum Seeker Service 🔗

This service helps people who are destitute and who have exhausted their rights to appeal a negative decision on their asylum claim

We refer people to specialist services for health, welfare and psychological support as well as to foodbanks, hot food places and community support groups. We also hold social groups and activities which gives our clients an opportunity to interact and socialise.

Make an appointment for this service: 0808 196 7274

Destitute Asylum Seeker Service

Seeking Employment as an Autistic Adult 🔗

This resource has been designed and developed by autistic people, for autistic people who are looking to find employment.

This resource has been designed and developed by autistic people, for autistic people who are looking to find employment.

This course will take you through each step of the job finding journey. Starting with exploring your strengths, and gradually moving through to suggesting strategies to make your first week at work a success. This resource is designed for people currently not in work or looking to change careers. If you already in work, you may still find some topics in the module useful to access.

Seeking Employment as an Autistic Adult

Working on your English 🔗

To join the Code Your Future Software Development Course you need a B2 level of English.

To join the Code Your Future Software Development Course you need a B2 level of English. 

If your English level is not high enough yet, don’t give up. We will welcome you when you are ready. There are free videos and courses to help you learn more English.

Get started with English Speaking and Listening.

Working on your English

Report Hate Crime 🔗

What do I do if I'm being racially abused?

Racial abuse is a crime in the UK. Call the police.

Report Hate Crime

Citizen Advice for Scotland 🔗

Benefits, Your Rights, and the Law

Good quality, free, independent legal advice. You do not have to be a British Citizen to access Citizen’s Advice.

Citizen Advice for Scotland

Help for Suicidal Thoughts 🔗

What to do about feeling suicidal.

If you’re feeling like you want to die, it’s important to tell someone.

Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.

Help for Suicidal Thoughts

Young Women's Trust 🔗

Free career coaching for women 18-30

Work It Out is a free service for women aged 18-30, here to help you make the first step towards feeling more confident and ready for work.

You can choose to sign up for coaching, or help with your CV and job applications, or both. There’s nothing to pay, it’s totally free. You can have up to 6 free coaching sessions over the phone, WhatsApp or email at a time that works for  you. A translation service is available for coaching calls.

Trans women and non-binary people are welcomed.

Young Women's Trust

Freedom Programme 🔗

Freedom Programme is a domestic violence programme

The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to make sense of and understand what has happened, instead of the whole experience just feeling like a horrible mess.

It is available online and in person in all UK cities. Search for one near you.

Freedom Programme

Maximus 🔗

Access to Work Mental Health Support Service

This service accepts self referrals.

To be eligible for this service, you must:

  1. Be in permanent or temporary employment.
  2. Have a mental health condition (diagnosed or undiagnosed) that has resulted in workplace absence or is causing difficulties to remain in work.


Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

Acas gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. It also offers training and help to resolve disputes.


Refugees At Home 🔗

Refugees at Home matches people who have a spare room with refugees and asylum seekers in need of temporary accommodation.

People who have refugee status and a good standard of English can refer themselves for accommodation.  We also offer the self-referral process for those arriving through the Homes for Ukraine scheme. 

They will need to provide details of two people who can vouch for them. These need to be people who we have known the prospective guest while they have been in the UK and who know the guest well enough to be able to answer questions about who they are and what their plans are. Hosts may ask to speak to them.

(CYF will vouch for CYF trainees and grads. Email us about this.)

This service is for:

  1. People who have been granted refugee status and get a 28 day move on order.
  2. Asylum seekers waiting for NASS housing.
  3. Refused and destitute asylum seekers.
Refugees At Home

Freedom From Torture 🔗

Trauma-focused therapy and practical help for survivors of torture.

Freedom From Torture provide therapy and support for survivors of torture in the UK. They accept referrals and self-referrals. Referral form.

From their site:

We offer trauma-focused therapy to help with the effects of torture. This can include symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder such as nightmares and flashbacks. We can also help with complex trauma, depression and other mental health needs.

We offer further services to help our clients recover from their experiences and rebuild their lives. These can include creative group activities like music and gardening, social groups and physical therapy.

For our clients who are seeking asylum, we also offer practical advice. For example, information about accessing housing and healthcare.

Freedom From Torture