Case Study – Ali

Ali was 17 when he was referred to CC87 by Hartlepool Children Services as part of a protocol with CC87 and Thirteen to accommodate asylum seeking children. He had fled war torn Sudan as he was being pressurised to join one of the army factions in his local region. 

Ali’s grasp of the English language was still very limited and communication was initially managed by interpreters, flash cards and mobile phone apps. Ali was enrolled on an ESOL course at the local college to improve his understanding of English, he went on to gain his GCSE in English and Maths and completed an Electrical Engineering course.

Ali was very motivated to help others, he volunteered within the local refugee community translating for individuals and organisations, and become involved in the local community playing football for a local Sunday league side. 

Ali responded positively to the support that was provided ensuring he was able to access appropriate cultural amenities and food shops, health services, education and benefits. His accommodation was well maintained and by the time Ali left our accommodation he was managing independently of the service. Ali is now living in Newcastle studying Aviation Engineering at Newcastle College – we are very proud of what he has already achieved. 

“Louise has been a great support to me over the last 4 years, helping me access College courses, finances and helping me find accommodation in Newcastle”.

Former Tenant , Community Campus 87