Refer to SAVTE

We welcome referrals from any organisation working with people who live in Sheffield.

We will provide one to one tuition in a person’s home or a ‘safe’ place if they are not able to attend an English class.

This may be due to health conditions (physical or mental), care responsibilities – young child or adult, or that their level of English language level is not enough for them to benefit from attending a class.

We work with all women, men, people who have been in the UK a long time as well as new arrivals (refugees, asylum seekers and victims of modern-day slavery), regardless of their status.

We seek references for all our volunteers and our training includes safeguarding and reporting domestic abuse.


  • Referral Process

Online referral form
If you are an organisation, please complete an online referral form  Online Referral Form here.

Please provide as much detail as possible so that we can assess the learner as quickly as possible and ensure that they receive the most appropriate English language provision.

At the point of referral, please let the learner know that there is a waiting list and that SAVTE will contact the learner directly to arrange a visit either in their home or another suitable place to assess both their language ability and other needs.

Learners will either be allocated to tutor to teach them in their homes or a place in a class or conversation group.

We will let all referrers know the outcome of the referral.

Thank You!

Our Sponsors

Patron:  The Rt Hon. the Lord Blunkett
Registered Charity No. 1081597 – Company No. 3865216