Access is a hub of activity, a place to belong, connect, get support, and help. A wide range of activities and learning opportunities to suit all.

Our Access English groups are meeting for English Lessons on:

  • Tuesdays 10.30am to 12pm at Clarendon Chambers (Women's Group), (32 Clarendon Street, Nottingham NG1 5LN)
  • Tuesdays 1.00pm to 2.15pm Conversation Cafe in partnership with Nottingham Playhouse (Wellington Circus NG1 5AF)
  • Wednesdays at Trinity 1pm Home Space (Lunch provided), 1.30pm English (192 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG1 3HU)
  • Thursdays at St Leo's 11.15am to 12.30pm, 152 Church St, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0GD, Ukrainian English class 11:00am -12:30pm, Ukrainian Cultural Centre, Clawson Lodge, 403 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2DP
  • Fridays 10am to 12:00pm, CANCELLED - NEW VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED

As part of Access, we run various workshops and training opportunities. We also have Cooking & Eating Together sessions on the third Monday of each month from 5pm.

Refugee Support

Anyone in need of help can come at any time without the need to book an appointment and we will give them the information, advice and guidance that they need. We work with many local organisations, as Matt Atkins (Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum) confirms:

We collaborate frequently with Refugee Roots to ensure the best outcomes for our mutual clients.

People who are going through the asylum seeking process are unable to work and can face the threat of destitution. We offer food (donated to Refugee Roots) and clothing distribution (through Sharewear) services on a regular basis, making sure people have access to what they need even if they have no source of income. 

Volunteers who care

We also run activities, games, and conversation tables. It can be isolating living in a foreign country, especially if people do not speak your language. Through our activities, we work to break down that sense of isolation, making people feel welcome, happy, and safe.

Learning time

Being unable to speak English can be a huge barrier when going about everyday tasks. That's why each week we provide English classes for people of all abilities. Whether they need to learn basic phrases to get by when shopping or attending appointments, or if they have a basic knowledge but would like to improve, everyone can benefit.