We have seen an increase in unaccompanied asylum seeking children requiring our support within the last 12 months. Often these vulnerable young people arrive with nothing but the clothes on their back, so a language barrier makes things even more challenging. Thanks to the support of two local translation companies, we were able to have vital documents translated into six different languages, helping us to better support the needs of these young people.
ABC Translations were able to provide their translation services for free and they have also joined our partnership programme for the coming year. Another local company, Transbright, were able to translate documents into three languages with a heavy discount in the cost. The support from these companies has helped us make our housing service more accessible and welcoming to some of the most marginalised and vulnerable young people in our communities. As a charity we rely on the support of our local business partners to continue our work, we estimate that these translations have saved us in excess of £8000, money we can now spend elsewhere.
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