ELSH stands as a trusted cornerstone within the local refugee and migrant community, serving as a singular “Point of Contact” for invaluable assistance, guidance, and referrals. Our commitment extends beyond educational endeavours to encompass a comprehensive network of support, enabling us to connect individuals with vital resources and specialised assistance. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts, we provide access to essential services such as:

  • Local food bank schemes to alleviate immediate needs also providing a GOODFOOD Pantry Service
  • The Citizens Advice Bureau for expert guidance on various matters
  • Legal counsel tailored to refugees, aiding in their settlement applications in the UK
  • Housing assistance facilitated by Barnsley Council and local housing authorities
  • Facilitation of referrals to a network of interpreters for medical appointments and children schooling
  • Support with navigating the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Barnsley Job Centre in supporting the community with online services

Barnsley Council is proud to engage in collaborative partnerships with esteemed organisations such as Migrant Action, The Polish Library, Feel Like Home, and other community networks dedicated to providing comprehensive diversity support. Through these strategic alliances, we collectively strive to foster inclusive environments, address the unique needs of diverse communities, and promote social cohesion within the Barnsley region. By leveraging the expertise and resources of our esteemed partners, Barnsley Council remains steadfast in our commitment to advancing equity, access, and opportunity for all residents, regardless of background or circumstance. Together, we work diligently to build a more inclusive and vibrant community where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to thrive.

By leveraging these partnerships and resources, ELSH remains dedicated to fostering holistic support systems that empower individuals on their journey toward integration and empowerment.

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