Funding for this project was awarded in April 2020 and the project team at the East of England Strategic Migration Partnership has been working with project partners to recruit to the 20 roles that the scheme has created as well as award some of the work to subcontractors.
We now have well-being therapists in place across the region where Refugee Council is delivering the service, dedicated refugee employment advisers and skills assessors in every county and English language (ESOL specialist) tutors ready to deliver online English with Employment Skills classes to help our refugees enter the UK job market. On top of that, we have a region-wide employer liaison service to link people into work placement roles and a mentoring programme with MENTA to encourage entrepreneurial refugees to run their own businesses.
We are marking this milestone with an online launch event for agencies across the region to attend and meet the providers to find out what is on offer and how to access these services. The project is time-limited and will finish in December 2022, so we want to make sure that everyone who needs to access it knows about it.
The event will give delegates the opportunity to:
- hear from our project partners and subcontractors about the services they are providing
- hear from us about which third country nationals, refugees and UASC are eligible for the services
- find out how to access services and make referrals
- find out how to offer employment opportunities through the scheme
- learn more generally about the project’s scope and vision
The event is aimed at:
- Councils, charities, other organisations and individuals working with resettled and other refugee groups, including UASC
- DWP – Complex/Vulnerable Needs Teams and Partnership Managers
- Public sector (eg police and fire service; health; education) and large to small-scale private sector businesses and voluntary organisations interested in offering refugees work experience opportunities and establishing links with the project
To secure your place please book below. This is a free event via MS Teams but spaces are limited.
An agenda and joining instructions will be sent out no later than 19 October.
For further information and queries, please contact Louise Gooch, Project Lead [email protected]