Homes for Ukraine - Learning and support groups
Language and reading
There is no minimum English level. Those arriving from Ukraine may want to access English as a second language classes.
- Download a Ukrainian Phrasebook from Lonely Planet for free
- Access 'English with Ukrainians' lessons on YouTube
English classes - Kettering
Kettering Refugee Assistance is holding English lessons every Saturday from 10am to 12 noon, with other support available if needed at Central Methodist Church, Kettering, School Lane, NN16 0BP.
Online classes take place every Thursday and are accessed via their events page. Beginner classes take place from 5pm to 6pm and intermediate classes from 6pm to 7pm. Please message Kettering Refugee Assistance to complete a test to determine your skill level.
English classes - Oundle
Classes take place at Oundle library every Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 11am.
- Email: [email protected]
- Telephone: 01832 770010
English classes - Wellingborough
Free basic English classes run every Friday morning in Wellingborough from 10am to 12 noon at the Victoria Centre. Register for sessions by calling 01933 277400.
46 to 50 Palk Road,
Family language courses
Free courses for parents to improve English skills and support their children’s learning. Topics include supporting your child with homework, accessing medical help, banking, etc.
- Mondays, 10:30am: Higher level
- Tuesdays, 10am: Lower level
- Wednesdays, 10am: Higher level
- Wednesdays, 10:30am: Lower level
- Wednesdays, 1pm: Higher level
- Thursdays, 10am: Higher level
- Fridays, 10am: Complete beginners
To join please phone 07912 186944 or email [email protected].
Our libraries include a selection of books in Ukrainian and books on how to learn English. Our books are in a range of formats, including large print, audiobooks, picture books and story books for children.
Access eBooks and eAudiobooks, including books in Ukrainian, through the BorrowBox app.
The churches of Corby will be running a weekly drop-in for Ukrainian refugee families to meet one-another, make friends and access support, including signposting to other agencies.
Tuesdays, 9am to 12 noon.
Sponsor and Host weekly catch up in Higham Ferrers
Sponsors and guests are invited to a weekly get together for hosts and their guests which takes place every Thursday at 7pm in the Council Chamber at Market Square, Higham Ferrers.
For further information please email [email protected] or call 07979 764120.
Volunteering opportunities, kids activities, refreshments, socialising and computer access.
First Tuesday of every month from 2pm to 3pm.
0300 126 3000
Oundle Baptist Church has set up a support group for host families and Ukrainians in Oundle and the surrounding area, every Friday from 10am to 12 noon. Free coffee and tea, cake and biscuits.
For further information please email [email protected] or phone 01832 770010.
Drop in sessions
Drop-in sessions take place every Friday morning from 11.30am to 2.30pm in Wellingborough to help people to connect and support each other. Simple refreshments provided.
46-50 Palk Road,
Personal document support and English classes
Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm.
Every Saturday from 10am to 12 noon.
The Shared Church
CV / Resume workshops - currently postponed
These workshops are currently postponed, please check the Kettering Refugee Assistance Facebook page for updates.
Online weekly workshops held every Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Run by a Ukrainian work coach and start-up mentor with 15 years’ experience in recruitment and career development.
Last updated 06 March 2023