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Open University have launched a new scholarship for students from a sanctuary seeking background.
https://ounews.co/around-ou/university-news/open-university-launches-fund-for-displaced-refugees/

Voluntary Action Sheffield have shared information for Asylum Seekers and Ukrainian arrivals accessing DBS checks for employment purposes: It is possible to get a DBS for people who have lived in the country for less than 5 years - info on the process here.  
http://www.sheffieldvolunteercentre.org.uk/dbs-checks-for-asylum-seekers

For any Manchester arrivals aged 12-14 who are waiting for education, or for anyone who needs extra support with their education, Rekindle is a unique supplementary school. https://www.rekindleschool.org/   

IMIX Masterclasses: IMIX are running free online media and social media classes for groups and people with lived experience.
https://imix.org.uk/resources/masterclasses-training/?cn-reloaded=1

The SayHi Translate App - Conversational translation in 101 languages including Ukrainian, Urdu, Somoan. Have a conversation in two languages and easily understand each other https://www.sayhi.com/en/translate/

Many ESOL opportunities in Manchester have been handily collated by Manchester City of Sanctuary
https://manchester.cityofsanctuary.org/english-classes-in-greater-manchester/

Rainbow Haven hold ESOL Classes https://www.rainbowhaven.org.uk/classes-and-courses

Talk English host ESOL classes for all abilities, across Manchester. https://www.talk-english.co.uk/manchester/courses/

Libraries are great places to access the internet, use computers, and borrow books. Libraries often host English classes and community groups and have spaces to rent. They are spaces that are well connected to the local community, the geography and the history of the place. They are a brilliant resource to use when you are new to a city. Become a member of your local library to use their full services. Find your local library:
https://www.gov.uk/local-library-services

Refugee Education Network help refugees access higher and further education and have a mentor program for young refugees in full time education. https://www.reuk.org/   

Manchester Refugee Support Network’s Shared Routes is a ‘Peer Navigator’ programme, promoting the skills and attributes from within refugee and asylum seeker communities across Manchester, Tameside and Salford https://mrsn.org.uk/shared-routes-project/   

Refugees and Mentors support refugees, people seeking asylum and vulnerable migrants to improve their employment prospects and to collaborate with other organisations to offer inclusive opportunities, and include Professional development mentors. https://refmentors.org.uk/what-we-do/   
 
Code Your Future run free coding and employability courses https://codeyourfuture.io/become-a-student  

Foundation92 run Sports Camps, and provide support with education and wellbeing https://foundation92.co.uk/  


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