Adult Services

We support asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants from Francophone backgrounds to access statutory provisions by providing advice, practical support such as helping them with filling forms, making phone calls and advocating for their rights.

Our main focus is on vulnerable individuals who are at transition/crisis point, such as  newly arrived asylum seekers and resettled refugees, migrant women fleeing domestic violence, Unaccompanied asylum seeking Children leaving the Care of the Local Authority, people newly granted leave to remain in the UK and transiting from asylum to mainstream support , individuals who have recently moved to the area or who experience a change in their circumstances and need support navigating the system.

We run sessions, providing mentoring support to individuals who want to make online employment applications, accessing Job Search pages etc. We provide IT basic training and general support using IT to low income individuals who do not have access to the Internet at home.This project was funded by the big lottery fund Award for All.
We helped people to go back to employment, such as Cleaner, Dinner lady and care work . We also help various people for volunteer places.
We have run courses in English language, from Beginners courses to formal ESOL. These have ranged from 6 – 12 weeks. As the majority of people attending these classes are women, so we have arranged child care provision alongside the classes.

We run French class for beginners and intermediate learners.

Contact Us for more Information.asses.

Advice sessions are by appointment only and run on


  • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


CVA Ressources Centre 

82 London Road 



You can call us or email us for referral . 

We also run Learning Together As A Family time ,which takes place on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

This is for families with children aged 5 and above. The aim of this project is to provide parents with a forum in which they can take a very active role in their children’s education. We do this through a series of workshops which are run by our team of volunteers. These workshops cover the following subjects: Maths, English, Mother Tongues, Science, Information.Technology,History,Geography and Art. In these workshops, parents help to teach their children and, at the same time, parents receive the latest information regarding the English education system.

New Hope for Life, “Supporting and Empowering Francophone Communities" CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB Tel:(020) 8935 5644 Charity Register in England and Wales No: 117267