Chatterbox is on a mission to change the conversation around refugees by highlighting the significant untapped talent in the refugee community.
There are over 117,000 people with refugee status living in the UK. Despite having above average levels of education and training, refugees in our society are much more likely to be unemployed and in poverty.
Meanwhile, the UK is suffering from a deficit in language skills that costs the economy an estimated £48 billion in missed trading opportunities.
Chatterbox matches under-utilised refugee talent with opportunities in the demand for their language skills.
We train and employ refugees to use their existing language skills and experience and gain stimulating employment in the language services sector, benefiting both them and wider society.
We also provide engaging language learning services for individuals, education providers, and workplaces, and provide a way for learners to help others as they help themselves.
Our social enterprise is committed to operating in the most social and environmentally responsible way, reinvesting 100% of our profits into the enterprise to ensure the fulfilment of our mission.
We provide accessible, stimulating employment and training for refugees from academic, professional, and industrial backgrounds in the language services sector.
We support the people we work with onto a pathway towards skilled employment by helping them rebuild their confidence, networks, and local work experience.
In doing this, we widen access to skilled work in disadvantaged communities and support the social and economic integration of refugees into our society.
We also promote language learning in society by providing affordable solutions to help individuals, corporates, and public sector bodies build up the cross-cultural competencies of their workforce in a globalised world.