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Volunteers Week: “Volunteering at RMC helped me to be part of a community and make new friends.”

Volunteers Week: “Volunteering at RMC helped me to be part of a community and make new friends.”

Posted June 4, 2019

“Learning is two sides – I was learning from and they were learning from me”: Former RMC volunteer and now British Red Cross employee Dalia, came to the UK from Sudan in December 2016 in search of safety and claimed asylum. As part of our Volunteers Week celebrations, she has shared her thoughts with RMC[…]

Volunteers Week: Volunteering at RMC to secure my ‘dream job’

Volunteers Week: Volunteering at RMC to secure my ‘dream job’

Posted June 3, 2019

“I Just can’t believe how far I’ve come”: “I always dreamed of becoming a support worker but thought I would always be working in a factory. When I came to RMC, my options opened.” Former RMC reception and admin team volunteer Suky Sidhu, who now works as a support worker at a women’s refuge in[…]

Volunteers Week: Teaching English for a brighter future

Volunteers Week: Teaching English for a brighter future

Posted June 2, 2019

Breaking down the barriers to a new life:  Judy Bell, a retired teacher – and now RMC English and Maths class tutor – on the impact that volunteering at the charity has had on her life since joining. “I feel humbled by the strength and courage of those who have been forced to leave everything,[…]

Volunteers Week: Celebrating our fantastic volunteers for all their support

Volunteers Week: Celebrating our fantastic volunteers for all their support

Posted June 1, 2019

A huge thank you to our amazing volunteers at RMC: By Craig Hands, Volunteers Manager at Refugee and Migrant Centre (Black Country and Birmingham) (RMC) RMC was founded by volunteers almost two decades ago and to this day continues to run on the power of people dedicating their time to help others. Volunteers are the[…]

Our response to the Windrush Compensation Scheme announcement

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 !

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 Refugee[…]

The Guardian Christmas Appeal 2018

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!

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

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

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[…]

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