Life in Gloucestershire Birmingham (1 hour)Gloucestershire is situated at Gloucestershirethe northern edge of the SouthWest region of the United Cardiff (1.5 hour) Bristol (1 hour)Kingdom. It covers an area ofapproximately 1,000 square milesincluding the largest Areas ofOutstanding Natural Beauty inthe country and has a populationof approximately 575,000.Communications and The local populationthe local economy Over the last 40 years the population ofThe county occupies a strategic position with Gloucestershire has grown at nearly twice themajor communication networks easily accessible. national average rate. Most of the additionalThe M5 motorway from Bristol to Birmingham population is in the urban areas aroundtraverses the county with links to the M4 and Gloucester and Cheltenham. Gloucestershire is athe M50. Together with main line rail networks multicultural and diverse community. Comparedthis puts Gloucestershire within easy reach of to other parts of the country, housing, particularlymany metropolitan areas; London to the east, in suburban areas, is relatively easy to find.Birmingham to the north, Bristol to the south andSouth Wales to the west. There is a large Polish community in Gloucester, where a wide variety of Polish food, drink andThere are several royal residences in home comforts can be found locally, there isGloucestershire, including Highgrove House, also a portal for the Polish community living inhome to Prince Charles, and Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire in the UK - PoloniaGloucester.co.uk.home to the Princess Royal.
Enjoy GloucestershireThe county encompasses such areas of natural beauty as the Forest ofDean and the Cotswolds and is associated with picturesque villagessuch as Bourton-on-the-Water. Other attractions in the county includeTewkesbury Abbey, Gloucester Cathedral and Gloucester Docks,housing the National Waterways Museum.Gloucestershire is home to many theatres and Cheltenham is renowned for its International Music andLiterature Festivals with world famous symphony orchestras and authors. Cheltenham also hosts theNational Hunt Meeting in March and also other race meetings throughout the year. First class sportsclubs include Gloucestershire County Cricket Club with two cricket festivals being held each year inthe county. Gloucester Rugby (Union) Club hosts home matches played at Kingsholm, Gloucester.Cheltenham Town Football Club’s home matches are played at Whaddon Road, Cheltenham. Watersports are available at the Cotswolds Waterpark and on the River Severn and Polo is played inCirencester Park. There are Leisure Centres in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud, which cater for avariety of sporting interests. Gloucester and Cheltenham are both excellent shopping centres.
Education in GloucestershireThe quality of education in the county is amongst the best in England,with pass rates and University entry rates higher than the national average.There are around 250 primary schools and 40 secondary schools, a largenumber of Grammar schools and a number of private schools. Furthereducation is widely available throughout the county. There are manyfriendly educational facilities that offer English language courses.Many schools in the county have a diverse mix of pupils, with different cultural backgrounds and whereEnglish is not their first language. As EU citizens, your children are entitled to attend school in any EUcountry under the same conditions as nationals of that country. They have the right to be placed in aclass with their own age group, at the equivalent level to their class in your country of origin, regardlessof their language level. If you are an EU national moving to another EU country for work, your childrenare entitled under EU law to receive free language tuition in your new home country to help themadapt to the school system there.
Services in GloucestershireHealth services in Gloucestershire are excellent, with a choice of over10,000 local doctors to choose from and major hospitals in bothCheltenham and Gloucester, you and your family will be well caredfor. The county also supports a diverse religious mix, with over 150churches in Gloucester alone.You can access the UK’s National Health Service Religion(NHS) in a range of ways. To find doctors, dentists, There is a good choice of Catholic churches inopticians, chemists/pharmacies, NHS walk-in Gloucestershire, some of which regularly holdcentres, hospitals and a range of other services in mass in Polish.your area in England, visit the NHS Choices websiteor call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.You will be able to register with a local doctor’s Cost of Living(GP) surgery, who can provide: The cost of living is very similar to that in Poland• general medical advice and treatment and you can expect a very comfortable life in• prescriptions Gloucestershire.• referral to a specialist or a hospital Room to rent in the region of £300 per month• immunisations 2 bed house in the region of £400 to £500 per month• tests 2 bed house in the price £500 to £600 per monthYou will also be able to register with a local NHS 3 bed house in the price region of £600+dentist, who will offer a check-up every six months Utility bills average around £100 per month.to help to prevent any major problems developing.
Support fromOmega onrelocatingOnce you have received a job offer from Messier Dowty, you will have full accessto the Omega Relocation Resource, which is managed by a fluent Polish speaker.The purpose of this service is to ensure that your relocation to the UK is as easyand stress-free as possible for you and your family:• ou will met at the airport of your choice and Y • e will help you set up a bank account as W driven to the temporary accommodation that we well as your National Insurance details, have set up for you. together with registering you with a doctor and dentist.• rior to your arrival in the UK, we will have sent P you details of rental properties according to your • e will show you and your family around W preference. Once in the UK, we will arrange for the local region, pointing out where to you to view your shortlist. shop and places to visit.• e will transport you to and from work until you W are confident in making your own arrangements.Omega Resource Group LtdHead OfficeOmega HouseBond’s Mill, StonehouseGloucestershire, UKGL10 3RFT: +44 (0)1453 827333F: +44 (0)1453 827444E: email@example.comOmega Resource Group Ltd part of the Passionate About People Plc Group of companies