Government’s Integrated Communities Strategy green paper: Our Response

14 March 2018

“English language skills are central to life and work so the Government is right to focus on better support for the 770,000 people who lack these skills. But we need to will the means as well as the ends. The budget for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) has been cut significantly and we lack a strategy for engaging adults in learning and ensuring high quality provision. So we need investment in the ESOL workforce and infrastructure and to find new ways to engage people and deliver learning.”

Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute

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