We believe that by joining Jacari , either as a volunteer, school or referred family, you're becoming part of a community that supports and helps each other.
Below are some links for parents/carers about places they can learn English or get extra support.
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes
City of Bristol College: www.cityofbristol.ac.uk
Run a wide range of courses at sites across the city, including ESOL.
Bristol Learning Communities Team: http://communitylearningwest.net/
Run a range of courses, including ESOL, Maths and English, in community venues across Bristol.
Run ESOL courses in the centre in St Pauls.
ESOL Conversation Clubs: http://communitylearningwest.net/esol-conversation-clubs/
Free, drop-in sessions run by volunteers to help adults practise speaking English. In venues across Bristol.
Local Learning Centre: http://www.local-learning.co.uk/esol/
Based in Lawrence Hill, deliver ESOL lessons through LearnDirect.
Learning English online
If the parent/carer cannot attend ESOL classes, below are some good websites where they can learn independently:
Support organisations for refugees/asylum seekers
Bristol Refugee Rights: http://www.bristolrefugeerights.org/
Run a day centre where refugees and asylum seekers can access a range of support services, including information about their asylum claim and free ESOL lessons.
Refugee Women of Bristol: http://www.refugeewomenofbristol.org.uk/
Provide services to specifically target refugee women and run a drop in session every Tuesday.
Bristol Hospitality Network: www.bhn.org.uk
BHN works alongside asylum seekers facing destitution by sourcing hosted accommodation and creative community engagement across the city.
Help refugees and asylum seekers access essential services and adapt to life in a new country
The b.friend project provides asylum seekers and refugees with one-to-one support.
Provides free and impartial Information advice and guidance on range of issues including welfare, housing, immigration, schools and employment and runs various training activities.
Bristol Community Health – Migrant Health services: https://briscomhealth.org.uk/our-services/migrant-health/
Specialist services that engage, treat and support those from migrant communities.
The National Careers Service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
Provides information, careers and skills advice tailored to you.
Has link page of all employment support services available in Bristol.
Other support organisations
Citizens’ Advice Bureau: https://www.bristolcab.org.uk/
Provide free, confidential, impartial advice on housing, benefits, immigration and other issues.
Provides support for victims of any type of hate crime including racist or faith-based.