We are delighted to see the Fonthill funded Greater Brighton Metropolitan College YRAS (Young Refugee & Asylum Seeker) mentoring project referenced as a case study in the recently published Home Office Toolkit – ESOL for Refugees.

The document, aimed at providing best practice guidance for commissioners and practitioners, ‘…draws together current good practice on language learning for refugees; and offers practical insights on how to achieve this for all local agencies involved in planning, funding and delivering English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to refugee populations.’

It goes on to add ‘Learning English enables refugees to go about everyday life, make social connections and work as they rebuild their lives in the UK. Local commissioners, practitioners and volunteers play crucial roles in supporting them towards confidence and proficiency in English language.’

It’s fantastic to see learning being shared, enabling the benefits of a local project to be felt nationally.

Click here for the full document: ESOL for Refugees: A toolkit for commissioners & practitioners.