The local-level policy proposal sought to improve Sure Start Children’s Centres; an initiative designed in 1998 to tackle social deprivation by providing services specific to the needs of the local community. This policy shows why it would be an investment to revitalise these centres and utilise the existing infrastructure to provide universal English language learning classes. Learning the local language is absolutely essential for community cohesion and migrants’ social and economic mobility. The classes would be supported through the help of volunteers and by creating partnerships between educational organisations and the third sector.
If you support the idea, we invite you to share it with your local councillors, MP or MEP and distribute widely! Our work with young people has repeatedly demonstrated the importance of getting involved, and the ability of everyone to make a difference.