Learning English is essential to ending loneliness, helping refugees find jobs, volunteer and socialise with their neighbours.
But our research with English language providers across the country shows that refugees are facing long waiting lists to access classes and Government cuts mean current provision is not meeting people’s needs.
That’s why we joined the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness for their spotlight month focusing on refugees and asylum seekers. During the month, we asked people to leave a message of welcome for refugees – to let them know they’re not alone.
You can find more about the campaign here.