Migrant English Project

Migrant Project provide free English lessons and conversational English. They try to help with legal, housing, benefit and health issues by advocacy, referral and signposting. They provide an informal space where people can meet others and feel a sense of belonging and try to create a space where they can demonstrate our political solidarity with migrants. It is a community organisation, not a charity, with a constitution and policies. From its early days MEP has prided itself on being an independent project; it sustains itself by small fundings.

Year(s): 2003-Present

Target group(s): Asylum seekers, Migrants, Refugees

Website: mepbrighton.com


MEP acknowledges the racism migrants face and the draconian and punitive asylum system, and in reaction to this they try to create a space where migrants feel welcome and supported.

Type of product

Language Courses Support and Advice

Brief description of the product / outcome / method

The Migrant English Project: •Provides free and informal English lessons for refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants. •Provides a welcoming, friendly and safe space where people can meet others and receive support •Provides support, basic advice, referrals and signposting when needed •Provides free lunch & refreshments during the project

Impact on target groups / Transferability potential

The Migrant English Project helps people whose first language is not English and who may feel isolated. The project helps migrants with the integration process - socially, culturally and economically.

Promoter of the initiative

Name of organization / individual: Migrant English Project

Country: United Kingdom

Website: mepbrighton.com

Contacts: Email: mepbrighton12@gmail.com Tel: 01273 696104

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