Tea and chat for Eastern Europeans in Worthing

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Eastern Europeans in Worthing are being targeted by the town’s Library Service to get involved in new ‘tea and chat’ help sessions.

The informal meetings are part of plans to understand the experiences of immigrants living and working in the UK.

They are being organised by staff from the branch as well as the Education Service - which works to support people and develop their understanding of British democracy.

A number of nearby voluntary organisations are also taking part in a bid to improve services on offer to ethnic groups.

The sessions take place in the town’s Guildbourne Centre with the first starting at 10am on Saturday July 14 - before a women-only meeting at 10am on Tuesday July 17.

The next happen on Thursday July 19 and Tuesday July 24 – both from 3.30 - 5.30pm.

Lionel Barnard, County Council Deputy Leader responsible for the Library Service, said: “These new sessions will look to help anyone from Eastern Europe who may have pressing questions but feel they have nowhere else to turn.

“They are all free and do not need to be booked – while children are also very welcome to attend.

“Worthing Library also has a dedicated section of Polish and Russian books for adults and children and holds further education and English language courses.”

To find out more about the sessions contact Worthing Library on: 01903 704 809 or go to Richmond Road, Worthing, BN11 1HD.

Alternatively visit the West Sussex Library Service’s website at: www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries