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Syrian families explore history of RAF servicemen and women

Syrian families explore history of RAF servicemen and women

Posted February 20, 2020

Our Syrian Resettlement team continued their integration and learning about British history and culture with a visit to RAF Cosford’s Museum this half term. Over 60 people attended the visit today (20th Feb) and spent the day discovering the history of the RAF, with the 4D simulator being a huge hit with the children! Despite[…]

Home Office stats on EU Settlement

Home Office stats on EU Settlement

Posted February 6, 2020

MORE THAN 215,000 APPLICATIONS TO THE EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME FROM THE WEST MIDLANDS The Home Office has today (6 February) announced that there have been more than 215,000 applications to the EU Settlement Scheme from the West Midlands. According to newly released official statistics up to the end of December 2019, Birmingham (57,340), Coventry (23,420), Sandwell (20,080)[…]

EU Settlement Scheme with RMC

EU Settlement Scheme with RMC

Posted January 29, 2020

The Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC) is a Home office approved provider of support for the EU settlement scheme to allow EU residents settled status in the UK after Brexit. There are several events taking place starting tomorrow to support people accessing support to apply for EU settlement. To mark this, we wanted to share some of[…]

Deputy Mayor of Walsall unveils new RMC Walsall office

Deputy Mayor of Walsall unveils new RMC Walsall office

Posted January 22, 2020

Opening of new office marks 20th anniversary of The Refugee and Migrant Centre Over 100 people celebrated the official opening of The Refugee and Migrant Centre’s (RMC) new home in Walsall today. Dignitaries, partners, friends and supporters from across the town and beyond were in attendance for the celebration, including The Right Worshipful, Deputy Mayor[…]

International Volunteer Day 2019

International Volunteer Day 2019

Posted December 5, 2019

This International Volunteer Day we are sending out a big thanks to all of our volunteers who help us each and every day. Volunteering is a key part of our work at RMC and volunteers are given the chance to build their skills and get new experiences while making a huge impact on our work[…]

New Shop Launches in the City Centre

New Shop Launches in the City Centre

Posted November 5, 2019

A Syrian couple have successfully opened their new clothes shop in the centre of Wolverhampton. Ahmad and Ghousoun came to the UK with their children via the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) after fleeing their home in Syria.  Previously, Ahmad was working as a tailor, running his own successful business in Syria. Upon arrival in[…]

Black History Month – “My role at RMC allows me to be the voice that our clients may not have”

Black History Month – “My role at RMC allows me to be the voice that our clients may not have”

Posted November 1, 2019

After working with a human rights for women non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Nigeria, Mawedo – a proud Nigerian who gained her British nationality in 2004 – wanted to continue this type of work in the UK. Initially volunteering with RMC in 2018, this led to a full time role as an advisor and health coordinator,[…]

Black History Month – My first job in the UK gives me the chance to support so many people

Black History Month – My first job in the UK gives me the chance to support so many people

Posted October 31, 2019

First arriving at RMC as a client in 2015, Mam initially volunteered before securing employment as an accident and emergency (A and E) Resilience Support Project Officer at the charity in 2018. Based at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, she now supports the charity’s clients to improve their health and reduce pressure on A and E[…]

Black History Month – The importance of telling normal people’s stories, good and bad.

Black History Month – The importance of telling normal people’s stories, good and bad.

Posted October 30, 2019

Project co-ordinator for the MiFriendly Cities project at RMC, Ray Simmonds role focuses on supporting the charity’s clients and other marginalised migrant communities to secure employment or further education opportunities across Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton and the Black Country. My main role at RMC is to support marginalised communities and people to get a job. Securing[…]

Black History Month – “Is a time to celebrate, rejoice and be thankful for those that fought for this recognition”

Black History Month – “Is a time to celebrate, rejoice and be thankful for those that fought for this recognition”

Posted October 29, 2019

Volunteering with RMC since 2016, Abbey recently secured full time employment at the charity after securing the paperwork which gave her the right to work. Now a trusted Advisor on the Immigration Team, she is dedicated to using her own experiences to support clients as she can relate to what they are going through; including[…]

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