Our response to the Windrush Compensation Scheme announcement
Posted April 5, 2019
For the dozens of Windrush clients we support, the significant delay and subsequent lack of clarity in announcing how those affected will be rightly compensated, has only served to heighten the trauma caused by the Home Office’s enduring ‘hostile environment’ policies. While we welcome the creation of a compensation scheme, it remains to be seen[…]
2019 GSK IMPACT Award Winners !
Posted March 12, 2019
The GSK IMPACT Awards are a national programme that recognise and reward small and medium sized charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing in communities across the UK. Winners will receive £30,000 in unrestricted funding as well as expert support and leadership development provided by The King’s Fund. The[…]
The Guardian Christmas Appeal 2018
Posted December 7, 2018
The Guardian newspaper have chosen The Refugee and Migrant Centre, Black Country and Birmingham (RMC), an award winning charity, to be one of recipients of their Christmas Appeal 2018. The appeal this year will focus on “Windrush – access to justice and combating the hostile environment” in recognition of the huge impact RMC, along with partners,[…]
Wolverhampton Office relaunch!
Posted November 12, 2018
Today saw the long awaited reopening of our first floor services at our Wolverhampton Office. Those familiar with our premises will remember that our teams were split between 2 sides of the floor. The work, which took 3 weeks, has been warmly welcomed by staff, volunteers and clients. Our Head of Operations, Satvinder Goraya said[…]
Welcome to The West Midlands
Posted October 26, 2018
We were delighted to be joined at a recent ESOL class by our friends from West Midlands Fire Service to deliver their “Welcome to Wolverhampton” workshop. Our ESOL tutor Tahira said, ” It was a real benefit to my students to have the experts from the fire service to talk through some safety advice as[…]
MiFriendly Cities Launch
Posted October 4, 2018
MiFriendly Cities is a 3-year initiative to support refugees and migrants in the West Midlands. It aims to develop innovative, community-led and sustainable approaches to enhancing the contribution of refugees and migrants in the region. The exciting programme of activities has been designed to create opportunities for newly-arrived communities, and to build a long-term network[…]
Ready, Set, Go!
Posted September 24, 2018
Some of our brave staff and volunteers will be taking part in the Birmingham Half Marathon next month. They will be raising money for our Destitution Fund which helps to provide basic support for those most in need. Our Finance Officer Emma says, “I want to challenge myself to run the Birmingham Half Marathon and[…]
The Windrush Case
Posted April 24, 2018
The Windrush case that started it all….. How did this story come about, and why did you start reporting it? “In October, I was contacted by a small refugee charity, the Refugee and Migrant Centre, in Wolverhampton. I was really worried because its client Paulette Wilson, 61, a former chef who had worked in the[…]