Migration

Volunteers sought to help teach English

There's an appeal for people to come forward to help migrants in Cumbria with their English language skills.

AWAZ Cumbria, which represents ethnic minority groups, says there are about 200 refugees settled in the county, and many of them struggle to reach a required standard of written and spoken English.

Government research suggests that people with a poor grasp of the language are more likely to be isolated, and face discrimination, and language teachers say they find highly qualified people working in jobs such as cleaning because of poor English skills.

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