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Vlasta migrated from Slovak Republic in 2007 with her family (Husband and Children), settling down in the UK became a very difficult task for the family as a result of language barrier being experienced by the family.
Vlasta was enrolled on the Support For Families programme along with 7 members of her family and they all joined the ESOL classes in order to enable them to speak English and also to enhance their employability and their integration into life in the UK. Vlasta and the family attended the programme and they were well supported by the key workers and the tutors and this enabled them to develop confidence to relate with people in the community.
As a result of our staffs’ visitation to the family it was observed that the accommodation the family had was not suitable and we supported them and applied for and secured a bigger accommodation. Vlasta also completed the Employability skills and ICT training and this enabled her to secure a warehousing job therefore she signed off benefit. As a result of this programme 2 members of the family have been employed for more than six months. This has enabled them to support their families and it has also created a desire and an urge among the rest members of the family to get employment.
It was also observed that three children from the family were not attending schools, our staffs applied for school places through the Wakefield District Education Unit and the school places were secured for the kids.
As a result of the training and support that Vlasta and her family received in the course of the programme, they are able to do the following comfortably with little or no support;
(a) Open their email themselves
(b) Print their payslips online
(c) Pay all their household bills
(d) Communicate with other people in the community
(e) Pay their council taxes independently
(f) Be able to use the computer to perform basic tasks
Vlasta once said ‘without Dominion my life would have been a nightmare, my family would have not been able to know where to go and how to apply for jobs or move into better accommodations.’
28th to 31st August
25th to 28th September