• Culturally specific
  • Refugee & asylum seekers

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SAVTE stands for Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English. They provide English language support to people in Sheffield who cannot attend an English class. Their volunteers help learners in their communities or in their homes, through one-to-one sessions or conversation groups.

Conversations groups are a great way for learners to practice their speaking and listening skills in an informal and friendly environment. There are approximately 18 conversation groups that meet regularly across Sheffield.

SAVTE welcome referrals from any organisation working with people who live in Sheffield. They work with all women, men, people who have been in the UK a long time as well as new arrivals including, refugees, asylum seekers and victims of modern-day slavery, regardless of their immigration status. They have two online referral forms: for one-to-one support and for conversation groups.

SAVTE also produced a list of mental health resources. These help teach the vocabulary that might be needed to describe symptoms and experiences, including resources on:

  • Agoraphobia
  • Bereavement
  • PTSD
  • Self harm
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

All the resources are free to download as a PDF and include advice on where to get additional support and help.

Covid update 06/04/21: Most services continue under covid-safe conditions but may be experiencing changes to how or when they deliver their service. Contact SAVTE directly for the latest information.

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The Circle, Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW