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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.

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.

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.

Victoria Centre,
46-50 Palk Road,
Wellingborough,
Northamptonshire
NN8 1HR

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].

Libraries

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.

Support groups

Corby

Refugee Hub

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.

Living Centre
Cottingham Road
Corby
NN17 1SY

01536 737578

Higham Ferrers

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.

Irthlingborough

Support group

Volunteering opportunities, kids activities, refreshments, socialising and computer access.

First Tuesday of every month from 2pm to 3pm.

High Street
Irthlingborough
Wellingborough
NN9 5PU

0300 126 3000

Oundle

Support group

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.

The Hub
Fletton House
Oundle
PE8 4JA

For further information please email [email protected] or phone 01832 770010.

Wellingborough

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.

Victoria Centre,
46-50 Palk Road,
Wellingborough,
Northamptonshire
NN8 1HR

Personal document support and English classes

Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm.

Glamis Hall
Goldsmith Road
Wellingborough
NN8 3RU

01933 677326

Rushden

Support group

Every Saturday from 10am to 12 noon.

The Shared Church
Back Lane
Ringstead

[email protected]

Online learning

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 23 September 2022