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Afghan Relocation

Afghan Relocation

Posted September 21, 2021

Although the families have only recently arrived, our team have already been busy helping and supporting them to get used to life in the UK. After welcoming the families and ensuring they have everything they need in their homes, the families begin to get to know the community, while the children start school. The recent[…]

Jamaican Independence Day 2021

Jamaican Independence Day 2021

Posted August 6, 2021

“Jamaican Independence Day, it helps bring people together. It’s a good thing for any culture, to bring people together. That is what we all need to be aiming towards” Janet Taylor – RMC In the first of a series of stories focusing on some of the cultures, heritage and countries we see here at RMC,[…]

Mental Health Week 2021

Mental Health Week 2021

Posted May 8, 2021

Why is it important? With one in four people experiencing mental health difficulties each year, this impacts a huge number of people. Mental health is linked to general well-being and doesn’t always stay the same. There is often a Stigma around mental health too, meaning many people do not reach out for support. With a[…]

Covid-19 and Vaccine’s

Covid-19 and Vaccine’s

Posted April 30, 2021

There are many stories, many posts around vaccines and covid. To support in giving clear, accurate information, Wolverhampton Council have created short videos to provide information in a range of langauges. Punjabi Gujarati Romanian Bengali Polish Farsi Hindi Slovak Urdu Chinese Arabic Somali[…]

Patient Safety Awards 2020

Patient Safety Awards 2020

Posted November 10, 2020

RMC’s work on supporting the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls is finalist in awards. Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum and Wolverhampton Refugee & Migrant Centre were a finalist for the 2020 HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2020 Wolverhampton CCG, Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum and Wolverhampton Refugee and Migrant Centre were[…]

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

Posted October 9, 2020

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, and a chance to take time to take a step back, do something for yourself and try and do something for others. Why is it important? With one in four people experiencing mental health difficulties each year, this impacts a huge number of people. Mental health is linked[…]

Third Sector Awards 2020

Third Sector Awards 2020

Posted October 9, 2020

An incredible few nights where The Refugee & Migrant Centre (RMC) was up for awards in three categories. Volunteer Team of the Year, Partnership of the Year and Charity of the Year. The awards In the first online awards ceremony held by Third Sector Awards, the event was spread over two evenings, the 7th &[…]

Jamaican Independence Day 2020

Jamaican Independence Day 2020

Posted August 6, 2020

A special celebration this year, in memory of Windrush campaigner, Paulette Wilson. Ahead of Jamaican Independence Day, at the Refugee and Migrant Centre (Black Country and Birmingham), we held a special celebration in memory of Paulette Wilson, Windrush campaigner and a close friend of the charity. Each year, RMC celebrates Jamaican Independence day having strong links with the community from our staff/volunteer team, as well as being heavily[…]

One City: Stay Connected fundraiser

One City: Stay Connected fundraiser

Posted August 3, 2020

A community coming together to connect people The new ‘Stay Connected’ fund will raise vital money for charities supporting individuals facing social isolation as a result of digital exclusion. It includes; the Refugee and Migrant Centre, Wolverhampton Samaritans, Gazebo Theatre and Wolverhampton Learning Platform and is the final stage of a collective fundraising effort to[…]

Paulette Wilson

Paulette Wilson

Posted July 24, 2020

The Refugee and Migrant Centre is shocked and saddened to hear the news of Paulette Wilson’s death. Paulette was supported by RMC when she was wrongly detained by the Home Office. Hearing Paulette speak intimately about her experience of detention powerfully brought home the terrible human costs of immigration enforcement. Paulette was thrust into the spotlight[…]

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