Supporting displaced people from Ukraine

Information on visa schemes, travel, healthcare, housing, employment and education for displaced people from Ukraine.


Language and Integration

The Scottish Government and our New Scots refugee integration strategy partners recognise that language is crucial to all elements of integration.  For many people, English language skills enable them to find employment or pursue further education.  They also enable people to understand essential information about housing, healthcare and other services.  Being able to communicate confidently with people, including neighbours, shop workers or members of local community groups, helps people to build social connections and feel settled. 

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is delivered across local authorities in Scotland through colleges and by third sector and community organisations through Community Learning and Development.

It is also important that sharing of languages is promoted and the Scottish Government recognises the benefits of bilingualism.

More information about English as an Additional Language (EAL) for school aged children is available through Education Scotland’s Parentzone.



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