ESOL for Refugees: Workshops and Toolkit HOME OFFICE Tender Closes 31st October

The Resettlement, Asylum Support and Integration Directorate (RASI) , a joint unit between the Home Office and Departments for International Development (DfID)and Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is seeking to award a contract to support the commissioning and delivery of English language training to refugees in England.

The Government published the Integrated Communities Action plan in February 2019. In the action plan we have committed to increase integration support for all refugees in the UK. We will focus on supporting refugees with English language, employment, mental health, and cultural orientation to life in the UK.
RASI wish to procure a contract (maximum value £75,000 excluding VAT) to run a series of regional events that aim to bring together the English language sector (commissioners, LAs, colleges and providers) with the refugee sector (civil society, LAs and other local agencies). The overall aim is to ensure there is more effective English language support for refugees by facilitating better local join up of stakeholders and ensuring more holistic awareness of how to meet refugee language learning needs. The outcome of these events will be summarised in a toolkit and made readily available to the sector.

RASI is seeking to contract with an organisation or organisations that can demonstrate:
• Expertise in refugee integration, with a particular focus on the ESOL sector
• Expertise in conducting research and presenting findings in a structured guidance document such as a toolkit
• An ability to engage with and mobilise a broad and diverse range of stakeholders involved in commissioning and delivering ESOL services to refugees
• An ability to develop a dissemination plan to ensure widespread engagement

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