Write to your MP to maintain ESOL provision

Please write to your MP  to express concern about the Government’s  proposal to limit entitlement to publicly-funded ESOL provision to members of ‘settled communities’, as announced in the recent Comprehensive Spending Review.

There is currently no details regarding who qualifies as a member of ‘settled communities,’ which leads to concerns about the exclusion of people such as asylum seekers, migrant workers, or refugees. A reduction in entitlement could result in a large number of currently eligible people being denied access to classes.

It is widely acknowledged that ESOL classes make a pivotal contribution to the goals of community cohesion and integration.  We fear that  marginalising ESOL provision will further disadvantage already vulnerable groups in our society.


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