Employment opportunities have been provided to migrants in many different fields. Accounting, customer service, care, NHS as well as training opportunities in engineering, art, design and access courses.
The project has also supported 2 participants to enroll on Nursing University courses. Strong relationships have been made with the NHS in Walsall and Coventry to support further placements.
Face to face engagements with employer’s have helped create awareness around “migrants right to work” and the complex issues migrants, especially refugees, are faced with.Ray – MiFriendly Cities project lead
Our employment officers have offered over 80 one to one employability sessions in some of the most deprived and migrant heavy communities in Coventry and Birmingham.
“I am very grateful for the MiFriendly Cities Project as this has, and continues to, support my integration into my new home country.”Daniele
With the country going into lockdown in March 2020, MiFriendly Cities needed to change it’s approach to support people.
- ESOL classes continued with online sessions, and packs being created and delivered to clients with digital inclusion issues
- Social enterprise businesses were supported to adapting to become “Covid Secure”
- Health champions training moved online to Zoom and information around Covid was created and shared via online platforms to the community