“Before I didn’t know English. Now I know” Member

Over 70% of new members identify English classes as their biggest current need. Due to a lack of childcare at local colleges and the low level of English proficiency of some women, we are their only option. We also offer extra support with practical English like map reading.

In a survey of members last year 68% were unable to read maps and 46% could not locate local amenities without assistance. An inability to follow signs, locate amenities, read maps or ask for directions can seriously inhibit life in a UK city such as Bristol. As a result of attending English lessons last year, 80% of women reported feeling more confident to speak and socialise with other people. Furthermore, 73% felt more confident to be active in their communities and 53% felt more confident to contact services/organisations.


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