Your Future Your Integration, a project to support refugees to integrate into the wider community of Coventry, through a partnership between Foleshill Women’s Training and Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre and Voluntary Action Coventry, has secured an additional two years funding for an exciting new programme reflecting lessons learned from the successful first project. This new and improved programme starts on January 1 2021.
The new programme will add a stimulating wider range of events and enhanced activities, such as drama. football and comedy into the mix, to encourage people with leave to remain to engage with the wider community. The new programme will enable people to move around support services and activities in a more fluid way, with continuing support on their journeys to make the most of their new lives in the UK. More information about new activities and opportunities will be shared here in the New Year.
For VAC, this means we will continue to run our fun, tried and tested workshop sessions Skills for volunteering and employment for people with leave to remain, as well as continuing the support to voluntary organisations to help them think about how they can adapt and modify volunteering roles to enable refugees to get involved.
For more information please email Ruth Burdett.