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Resources for Arrivals

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Open University
Open University have launched a new scholarship for students from a sanctuary seeking background. 


Voluntary Action Sheffield
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.


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. 


IMIX Masterclasses
IMIX are running free online media and social media classes for groups and people with lived experience of being a refugee or immigrant.


The SayHi Translate App
Conversational translation in 101 languages including Ukrainian, Urdu, Somoan. Have a conversation in two languages and easily understand each other.


ESOL opportunities

ESOL opportunities in Manchester collated by Manchester City of Sanctuary.
ESOL classes from Rainbow Haven
Talk English host ESOL classes for all abilities, across Manchester.


ibraries 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.


Refugee Education Network
Refugee Education Network helps refugees access higher and further education and have a mentor program for young refugees in full-time education.


Manchester Refugee Support Network
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. 


Refugees and Mentors
Supports 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.    



Runs Sports Camps, and provide support with education and wellbeing. 

Page last reviewed: 14 September 2022

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