ELSH is a registered Learning Center in England reference number UKLRP 10082610. We are a volunteer led group who coordinate the teaching of basic skills teaching  ESOL, Maths, Literacy and ICT to Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Migrants and Local young people who need these skills to help further their education and Employment. We support people between the ages of 17 and 50+.
Our environment accommodates 8 teaching rooms which support 12 students per class 3 times per day making our maximum capacity, 1440 students per week.

Who are we?

Educational Learning Support Hub (ELSH) has been active since March 2015.

We are proud to have established a fantastic learning environment for our local vulnerable young people, (NEETs) to help them grow confident, boost their self- esteem and give them the opportunity to develop learning skills and knowledge they need to progress on to further studies.

We also support asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants to integrate into our local community. We signpost them to other professional agencies to overcome the traumatic experiences some, but not all, will have experienced during their journey. We provide basic advice when granted leave to remain and support them when completing online government forms.

ELSH has developed learning for lower level education free of charge by teaching the various aspects of the English Language (Speaking Reading and Writing). We encourage, mentor and observe to assure continuity of support in the development of basic functional skills. We also provide basic innovation and guidance about local agencies and community organisations that help asylum-seekers, refugee children and families and help them overcome the barriers of the language and settling within the local community.

It is of the utmost importance to assess and identify the learning difficulties faced by some of our students that have never attended formal education with a less academic pathway.

ELSH volunteers are trained to provide additional opportunities with extra one to one support to boost the emotional intelligence and avoid unnecessary mental health problems. We provide a safe learning and supportive environment which promotes social and learning-related education.

ELSH encourages you to visit our HUB and find out about our free service. You will be introduced to our volunteer team, tour the HUB/Centre and take a look around our facilities.

Our Mission

We, believe every person is created equal, but until our vulnerable young people, (NEETS), and the asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants’ communities learn English, they will be remaining an underclass. Therefore, ELSH provides the student with basic English language skills,developing mathematical learning strategies, so that they can successfully integrate within the larger community.

Our vision

Our vision is to develop learning strategies by helping our students to better organise their time and to attend problem solving sessions or help with completing application forms and signposting them to other organisations.

 ELSH Goals 

At ELSH we want our student to leave with well-spoken English with a unique skill set that will enable them to continue their journey. We want them to possess their Education passport of further education, training and employability skills that will enable them to pursue exciting future careers that will play an important part in the Barnsley area.