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The Kingston ESOL and Communications strategic group was set up in 2010 to provide strategic coordination of ESOL provision in the Royal Borough of Kingston. We work towards improved English language support for learners in our borough, through a coherent offer and informed referral pathways. The group meets regularly to share information about services, opportunities for staff and clients, and inter-agency referrals.


Group members 



Learn English at Home (LEAH) is an independent charity helping adult refugees and migrants resident in the boroughs of Kingston, Richmond and Hounslow to improve their English language skills and become more active in their local community.



KAE supports people to learn throughout their adult lives by gaining qualifications and/or building on their skills to help at home, in the community and in the workplace.


Kingston College offers both academic and vocational courses from Pre Level 1 to Level 6 and a friendly, stimulating environment for study.

Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, Public Health Team, Community Development Team initiatives, Controlling Migration Fund and the
Cancer Screening Awareness project

Jobcentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office, whose aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the UK.

Refugee Action Kingston (RAK) offers free advice, advocacy and English classes to refugees and asylum seekers living, working or studying in the Royal Borough of Kingston and surrounding areas in South West London.

Development and wellbeing of Middle Eastern and migrant communities.

Kingston Interpretation Service (KIS) can support organisations to communicate more effectively with customers whose first language is not English through the provision of language support services.