Barnardo's free helpline to support Ukrainian families

Barnardo’s have a helpline to provide support and care to anyone fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

You can call the helpline on 0800 148 8586. English, Ukrainian and Russian speakers are available.

The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 10am–8pm and Saturday, 10am–3pm.

You can also use the dedicated email address ukrainiansupport@barnardos.org.uk or visit the Barnardo’s website.

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Free English language Classes (ESOL) and social mixing activities

Together in Tower Hamlets programme is an ESOL and social integration project for people with low levels of English.

This has been funded through the ESOL for Integration Fund (EFIF) from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). It is being delivered by three of our providers across the borough:

  • Bromley by Bow Centre
  • East London Advanced Technology Training (ELATT)
  • Workers Education Association (WEA).

Learners are offered 30 hours of free ESOL programme with fully qualified teachers. Learners get  opportunities to practise new language skills and are provided with further social mixing activitiesSupport is also provided to progress onto further learning.

These courses will be mainly delivered online due to the lockdown and where possible face to face provision can be made available.

Idea Store Learning also provides ESOL learning and other courses for learners. Further information can be found on the Idea Store skills for life page.