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Safety of Rwanda Act 2024  – What you need to know 

Safety of Rwanda Act 2024  – What you need to know 

Posted May 14, 2024

Overview on the safety of Rwanda Act 2024 On the 25th of April the Safety for Rwanda (Immigration and Asylum) Act 2024 became law. At the same time the UK-Rwanda Treaty was ratified.   According to this Act, all decision makers including the Secretary of State, Home Office caseworkers and Courts and Tribunals must conclusively treat Rwanda[…]

Key immigration issues impacting RMC clients

Key immigration issues impacting RMC clients

Posted April 15, 2024

Written by RMC Immigration Department Manager, Danai Papachristopoulou In the last two years, we have seen several changes in the immigration rules, increases in application fees, changes to the legal requirements and three asylum bills going though Parliament. All these ongoing changes have created a range of barriers which impacts our clients when trying to[…]

The implications of the changes to the minimum income requirement for partner visas

The implications of the changes to the minimum income requirement for partner visas

Posted April 11, 2024

Written by RMC Immigration Department Manager, Danai Papachristopoulou After months of deliberation, the minimum income requirement that spouses of British and settled people need in order to enter or stay in the UK, is increasing today. On the 4th of December 2023, the Home Secretary announced a five-point plan to ‘deliver the biggest ever cut[…]

Transport for West Midlands Scheme

Transport for West Midlands Scheme

Posted April 4, 2024

One of the many barriers for new arrivals is physically living in a brand new place. As you are settling, finances are often very tight too, limiting that ability to get to new places, integrate, attend job interviews etc. Transport connections can be a vital lifeline, but one some simply can’t afford. We are delighted[…]

Valentine’s for refugees

Valentine’s for refugees

Posted February 9, 2024

This valentine’s, show your support for refugees and support local charities with one simple ask.[…]

Ivanna’s story – Homes for Ukraine

Ivanna’s story – Homes for Ukraine

Posted January 22, 2024

Since August 2023, RMC have been delivering the full Homes for Ukraine contract on behalf of Birmingham City Council. Colin and Lucy were fantastic hosts who took in Ivanna and her 4 year old daughter. It can be a difficult thing from both side to welcome new arrivals into your home, and to begin a[…]

Festive fun at RMC

Festive fun at RMC

Posted December 31, 2023

Over the festive period, RMC have been hard at work, but managed to squeeze in some festive fun for our staff, volunteers and clients. Thats not all! With all that festive fun, we still saw over 2000 clients through our open door drop in through December! If you, or anyone you know needs support from[…]

RMC’s 2023 year in review

RMC’s 2023 year in review

Posted December 19, 2023

RMC have been busy working with a huge number of people again this year. With more community work and outreach, working with a wide range of community organisations to increase our impact even further. Take a look at the video below for a few of our highlights![…]

Launch of West Midlands Immigration Network 22/23 impact report

Launch of West Midlands Immigration Network 22/23 impact report

Posted December 14, 2023

This week, The Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC), Brushstrokes, Citizens Advice Staffordshire North and Stoke on Trent (CASNS) and Hope Projects released the first report showcasing the impact of the West Midlands Immigration Network. A year on since the project began, the report highlights some of the achievements of the Network in its first year of operation and presents[…]

Mayoral visits in Walsall

Mayoral visits in Walsall

Posted October 24, 2023

RMC in Walsall Since 2017 RMC has been working in Walsall, with our service expanding each year with 2452 clients and their families supported in 2022/23. Starting out as a base to deliver the Syrian Resettlement project, it quickly became apparent that there was a demand for more support in the community. RMC then opened[…]

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