This week, The Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC), Brushstrokes, Citizens Advice Staffordshire North and Stoke on Trent (CASNS) and Hope Projects released the first report showcasing the impact of the West Midlands Immigration Network.
A year on since the project began, the report highlights some of the achievements of the Network in its first year of operation and presents the importance of working in partnership to increase capacity, improve quality and build teams resilient and equipped to work in the challenging field of free immigration advice provision.
The project has helped provide 200 hours of external training, plus supported many caseworkers to up-skill, and even created new roles to increase capacity.
The West Midlands Immigration Network is a project funded by the Justice Together Initiative (JTI) designed to build the quality and provision of Immigration advice across the West Midlands. Four partners have come together to develop this support.