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The power of mentoring

The power of mentoring

Posted May 31, 2023

A simple concept. Connect a new starter with someone experienced to learn from them and help create a smooth transition into a new role. In actual fact, the mentoring programme at RMC has become so much more. We’ve even shared some top mentoring tips below. Mentoring: How it works When a new volunteer starts with[…]

RMC trains 100 individuals in Mental Health First Aid

RMC trains 100 individuals in Mental Health First Aid

Posted May 15, 2023

Written by: Mandy Mackereth, Health Manager at RMC Starting in late 2022, RMC began delivering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) workshops with the aim of delivering to 100 people. Prior to this, 15 RMC staff members were trained, 2 of which then went on to become accredited MHFA England Instructor Members, as part of the Royal Society[…]

Ukraine – One year on

Ukraine – One year on

Posted February 24, 2023

On the 21 February 2022, Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to enter Ukraine. After many months of tension and escalation, this was the day people had dread.  A year on, the war continues and the people of Ukraine still stand in defiance of the invasion. Putin’s “special military operation” failed, but the conflict continues as the[…]

Daria – The importance of community

Daria – The importance of community

Posted February 24, 2023

Ukraine: One Year On This Friday, February 24th marks the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, how have those that came here coped, settled and lived with the enormous upheaval, uncertainty and fear for loved ones back home over those past 12 months? Daria Varchenko is just one of those to have sought safety here[…]

Yelyzaveta – The War Must End

Yelyzaveta – The War Must End

Posted February 24, 2023

Ukraine: One Year on This Friday, February 24th marks the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, how have those that came here coped, settled and lived with the enormous upheaval, uncertainty and fear for loved ones back home over those past 12 months? “I remember the night, I was living with my family…..we got a[…]

Inesa – Living through war

Inesa – Living through war

Posted February 24, 2023

Ukraine: One year on This Friday, February 24th marks the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, how have those that came here coped, settled and lived with the enormous upheaval, uncertainty and fear for loved ones back home over those past 12 months? Inesa volunteers for RMC, helping those who have been through so much.[…]

Jesse’s Story: Breaking Barriers

Jesse’s Story: Breaking Barriers

Posted February 6, 2023

Jesse is a 19 year old student at Newman University. She applied to complete her placement as part of her course at RMC but was anxious if she would be able to due to her having a visual impairment that impacts her day to day. Not only did she complete her 100 hour placement, but[…]

New arrivals to Wolverhampton

New arrivals to Wolverhampton

Posted September 5, 2022

At the end of August 2022, RMC welcomed new arrivals from Sudan and Somalia as part of the UK Resettlement project. After welcoming them at the airport and completing initial inductions, several of the RMC team spent the day with the three families to get them more used to the local area. Written by Craig[…]

City Service Project Launch

City Service Project Launch

Posted June 30, 2022

RMC launches new project in Wolverhampton, in collaboration with the City Council, to support those in the most vulnerable situations. On Wednesday 22nd June, the new project was launched during an event also celebrating Refugee Week. Attendees included Cllr Jasbir Jaspal – Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing and Cllr Greg Brackenridge – Councillor for[…]

RMC launches report on appeals work before the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal

RMC launches report on appeals work before the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal

Posted June 28, 2022

Written by: Danai Papachristopoulou, Immigration Department Manager May 2022 marked two years of RMC representing immigration and asylum cases before the First-tier and Upper Tribunal. After years of being regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) providing immigration advice and representation at Levels 1&2, in April 2020 we took the decision to[…]

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