Building Community Cohesion
And this brings me squarely on to English my Way. While our Social Inclusion team might be new, Good Things Foundation working in this area definitely isn’t.
We’ve been delivering our community pre-entry ESOL programme since 2013 and we’re massively proud of the impact we’ve seen it have already. The aim of English My Way has alway been to reduce isolation and improve community cohesion by improving the English language skills of people whose first language isn't English.
More than 13,500 people have taken part in pre-entry level ESOL learning since the programme started and with 72% of those learners being unemployed and 72% moving onto further online learning in 2016/17, we’re proud that English My Way really is making a difference to those who need it most.
We're even more proud to be continuing this work, with funding to deliver English My Way through 2017/18 open now.