Asylum Seeker Conversation Classes

Together for Change (TfC) have pioneered Fresh Start, working with churches of various denominations and other organisations, to offer a warm and welcoming environment to refugees and asylum seekers. Although they receive excellent professional support in Coventry, they often lack companionship. TfC seek to meet this need through four main initiatives: Saturday morning football sessions, conversational English groups, a refugee choir and Nourish Food Events in churches that bring people together from many different cultures.

TfC’s Fresh Start coordinator has piloted Zoom Conversation Classes since 24th March, running 1.5 hours each day so that vulnerable isolated refugees have somewhere to turn to for advice or conversation. He’s in contact with 160 refugees, of whom a good proportion are joining the Zoom sessions each week.