ELATT is an award-winning registered charity providing training, education and employment opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised groups of people in London. Founded in 1984, our primary aim is to inspire people to gain the skills they need to flourish in life and work.
ELATT’s Life Skills department supports over 700 people annually with ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for refugees and migrants in London. This is a key step to integration and opportunities, helping newcomers to the UK to become part of the community and develop their sense of belonging.
We have recently been alerted to large numbers of refugees with no rights to statutory funding. They are housed in hotels with an allowance of only £8 per week and with no access to education or employment. This situation is not only difficult financially, but is also extremely mentally challenging because, having no right to work or study, they have little opportunity to better themselves or prepare themselves for a life in the UK. This period of inactivity often leads to feelings of frustration and hopelessness, and means that when they do secure refugee status and the right to remain in the UK, they have not been able to make meaningful steps towards becoming active participants in UK society.
With your help, we hope to raise £5000 to offer ESOL activities including conversation clubs to up to 100 people in these challenging circumstances, who have no access to government funding. This is part of our wider fundraising efforts to provide a full service of ESOL activities and support to people in these challenging circumstances.
By providing these classes we will not only teach English but provide vital signposting to essential services such as medical and welfare support. The classes also promote a sense of belonging and help them to integrate into the local community.
These activities will make a huge impact to these individuals who have been through immense hardship, opening up opportunities for progression once they are moved into more settled accommodation and given the right to work in the UK. By supporting them now, they will be able to rebuild their lives and become valued members of our community far sooner.
Please donate any amount that you can today:
- £15 provides one hour of rental for a space to hold a Conversation club
- £20 will pay for a self-study book to help a refugee practice their English independently
- £30 will pay for one hour for ESOL tutors time to teach the class
- £50 will mean we can support 10 refugees with their mental health and wellbeing
Please help us provide vital support to this long-overlooked group who are in desperate need of help. It is truly appreciated.
Mental health/wellbeing support - £50.00
£50 will mean we can support 10 refugees with their mental health and wellbeing.
Laptop for studies - £375.00
A £375 donation can buy a laptop for our students in need to complete their course from home
Smartphone for studies - £180.00
A £180 donation will buy a phone for a vulnerable student to use to work from home
Debt and welfare advice - £100.00
A £100 donation can cover the cost of a debt and welfare advice session for a learner in crisis
1 hour ESOL tuition - £30.00
A £30 donation will pay for one hour for ESOL tutors time to teach the class
Self study book - £20.00
£20 will pay for a self-study book to help a refugee practice their English independently.
Room rental - £15.00
A £15 donation will cover the cost of one hour of rental for a space to hold a Conversation club.