Encouraging news from Refugee Action

You spoke out for refugees’ right to learn, and the government has listened. In October, we handed our Let Refugees Learn petition in to the Government. It featured more than 10,000 signatures from people like you who believe that giving refugees access to English lessons is vital for them to be able to rebuild their lives here in Britain.

Last week, we received a letter from Theresa May telling us that our voices have made a difference. The Prime Minister confirmed that in response to our evidence, the Government has made an additional £10 million of funding available for increasing English language lesson provision for refugees:


It’s incredible to know that 18 months of hard campaigning have made a difference – and we couldn’t have done it without you! Our work isn’t over, but this response is a huge step towards ensuring all refugees are given the chance of a better life.

Thank you for fighting with us.

Campaigns team