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RMC hosts Peace Vigil for Ukraine

RMC hosts Peace Vigil for Ukraine

Posted March 15, 2022

On Thursday 10th March at 6pm, the Refugee and Migrant Centre hosted a peace vigil in St. Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, outside the Civic Centre. The Mayor or Wolverhampton, Greg Brackenridge opened the proceedings and was followed by speeches from RMC’s CEO Arten Llazari, Polish colleague Anna Toporowska-Jassal and members of the Ukrainian community. Councillor Wendy[…]

World Social Work Day

World Social Work Day

Posted March 15, 2022

For many years, RMC have been hosting social work students from Wolverhampton University as part of their course. They get a chance to work within our teams for five months, taking on social work related cases and working with a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. National Social Work Day is an opportunity to think[…]

International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

Posted March 7, 2022

This years International Women’s Day theme is #BreakTheBias Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Inspirational women As part of International Women’s Day,[…]

Bleain’s Story – International Women’s Day

Bleain’s Story – International Women’s Day

Posted March 7, 2022

We sat down and spoke to Bleain, with the idea of writing a story for International Women’s Day. What we got was a humble, strong, inspiring woman who had a simple goal: Settle, support her son and give back. She, like many of the most inspiring people, did not want the spotlight, but was happy[…]

Wolverhampton Project Showcase

Wolverhampton Project Showcase

Posted November 23, 2021

On the 10th of November 2021, we hosted our first Wolverhampton Project Showcase. It was a day of bringing together those that have supported RMC, and those that have been supported by RMC. Sharing stories, getting to know each other and having a meal together. “I must praise the outstanding work the Refugee and Migrant[…]

Proud to be – Black History month at RMC

Proud to be – Black History month at RMC

Posted October 25, 2021

Each year for Black History Month at RMC, we take time to reflect on what Black History means to us. A chance to give it more focus, a chance to remember. “I knew there was a history that accompanied my skin color, and my grandparents taught me to be proud of it.” Ashley Gordon –[…]

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[…]

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