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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[…]

Black History Month – “I would say my greatest achievement is being able to help others”

Black History Month – “I would say my greatest achievement is being able to help others”

Posted October 28, 2019

Fluent in almost four languages, Henok has been volunteering at RMC for four months after initially coming to the charity as a client. He plays a crucial role supporting the immigration case workers to communicate with the charity’s clients. Alongside English – which I am still learning and improving my confidence with – I am[…]

Honorary degree for our founders

Honorary degree for our founders

Posted September 27, 2019

Mohamed Mustafa and Arten Llazari have been awarded Honorary Doctorates in Science by University of Wolverhampton in recognition of their work through their charity, the Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC), and their dedication to supporting migrants by removing barriers to their integration. Mohamed co-founded the RMC after leaving Iraq and settling in Wolverhampton with his[…]

Birmingham office celebrates its 3rd birthday

Birmingham office celebrates its 3rd birthday

Posted July 31, 2019

Celebrating the 3rd birthday of our office in Birmingham  […]

Refugee Week – “I wanted to do something for the community I lived in. I had simple goals of giving back. I’ll always be happy as long as I’m helping people.”

Refugee Week – “I wanted to do something for the community I lived in. I had simple goals of giving back. I’ll always be happy as long as I’m helping people.”

Posted June 22, 2019

RMC caseworker and avid Arsenal FC fan Ernest shares his experience of seeking safety and joy at finally being allowed to work. “Even as a child, it has always been in my nature to help people. I’d be up and out early, helping the elderly in my community with whatever support they needed and doing[…]

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