English for Speakers of Other Languages

BME Capacity Building project aims to reach BME communities in Fife, Lothian & Borders with First Aid skills and Humanitarian messages to assist others in a crisis. Anyone can learn First Aid; don’t need good English or numeracy skills. Sessions range from one to seven hours or more; and are tailored according to your language and cultural needs. Training is free, flexible, friendly and carried out in your local community, Restaurant, can be home-based. The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global network of volunteers, responding to natural disasters, conflicts and individual emergencies. Opening times- Monday - Friday 9 am-5 pm but training can be arranged in weekend if needed.



Telephone 01313385700

Care4Calais in LCR
Reg’d Charity #1169048 (UK) #W626003482 (France)
Please contact
Regional Lead Simon Petty
t 07984 228894 (WhatsApp)

We support any pre status asylum seeker in need but those who arrive irregularly have our focus.

Local Provision

Drop In Venues
All Saints Church; L6 3AB
Every Saturday (1030am to 1:30pm)
Yemeni Community Centre; L8 0XA
Evrry 1st Saturday (1030am to 1:30pm)
Registered Trussell Trust Agent;
Distributions of material direct aid;
Bike Project; long waiting list;
Signposting/advocacy; Legal/medical/well-being – sports etc/accommodation issues



Telephone 07984228894

A non-political, non-religion and non-profit making registered charity. Chinese school is held for 2 hours each Saturday during the school term. Aside from learning Chinese, there are also opportunities to join in clubs and activities such as Chinese Dance Group, Lion Dance, Abacus Learning, Chinese chess, and many others. All helping to promote our Chinese culture. In addition to all our extra-curricular activities, the school also operates a Prefect Group for some of the senior students and this has been a great success so far. Edinburgh Chinese School has an Equal Opportunity Policy and strives to promote Social Inclusion Strategy.


Learning English, getting a place at school, and information on funding options. A range of self-help resources from Positive Action in Housing.

English for Academic Study (EAS) is part of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Glasgow University. We are working on a project called ‘Widening Access to EAP’ ( courses in English for Academic Purposes) for refugees who wish to pick up the thread of their previous professional or academic careers. To refugees already accepted for study at Glasgow University we offer places on our 5-week summer intensive English course, and we liaise with FE and the Voluntary sector to identify other refugees who would be suitable for, and who would benefit from, joining the course, whether or not they have immediate plans for university study.


Telephone 01413303304

We are a small but proactive charity based in Evesham & covering Pershore & all surrounding villages. We support all those seeking sanctuary in our area. We have a small Support Hub where we distribute clothing, SIM cards & other goods, provide information & advice & refer on to other relevant agencies. We provide several different levels of ESOL weekly & also Maths lessons for those wanting to access further or higher education. We assist with obtaining volunteering opportunities & employment where that is allowed. We support people to obtain housing, claim benefits & access bank accounts once Leave to Remain is in place. We organise social activities & outings & support children & young people to access & progress in education.


LocationEvesham, Worcestershire

Telephone 07708 718938

We run English classes for Adults who do not speak (read and write) English well enough to live/work etc in this country. We run classes for general English, English for Citizenship, SQA Accreditation, English for Parents of school age children and English for Work/Job Seeking. We also run family ESOL groups in local primary schools. All classes are based on the Social Practice Model and are adapted to meet the needs of the participants. Our aim is to promote integration and remove barriers to inclusion.


Telephone 01324503674

Glasgow ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Forum was established in 1998 as a membership organisation. Its mission is to assist the integration, employability and personal development of asylum seekers, refugees, economic migrants and marginalised black and minority (BME) groups by developing their proficiency in English Language. In 2004 the Forum became incorporated and obtained charitable status.

Glasgow ESOL Forum is a registered SQA centre and ILA registered centre.


Telephone 01413331194

College offering education as a key for tackling poverty and inequality. We welcome learners from our BME communites and strive to provide them with the best support and education that will help them to be fully part of their communities and ours.
Facebook: glasgowkelvincollege
Twitter: @GKCollege
Direct College No: 01416305000
Direct Extension No: 01416305093


Telephone 01416305093

We are a partnership of agencies from Perth and Kinross who value our learners and provide a free and confidential service to local people. We work with anyone over 16 who wants to take the first steps back into education or training, feel more confident about learning new things or brush up on skills. We also offer support for English for speakers of other languages, young people, parents and carers and people in work or training. The courses are delivered through one-to-one support or in small friendly groups. People set their own goals and work at their own pace.



Telephone 01738477092

Free adult learning programmes and services to help adults to develop literacies - reading, writing, spelling, filling in forms, computing and the use of numbers. ESOL literacies classes. Additional services, advertised online. Facebook: Auldhouse Community Church (Foodbank)


Telephone 01416292747

Provide English for Speakers of other language classes at a range of levels. Classes include all aspects of English language study – reading, writing, speaking, listening and grammar. Classes are free.


Telephone 01595743888

At our vibrant community centre in Halifax, we welcome and support refugees and people seeking asylum.

Working across Calderdale, we give people the practical support they need to rebuild their lives with dignity, and we offer a range of activities that help them feel happier and more connected.

Together we are building a diverse community which challenges injustice and puts the needs and voices of our centre members at the heart of our work.



Telephone 01422 352492

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