Your Future Your Integration becomes Integrate Coventry
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 Voluntary Action Coventry, 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 continue the support to voluntary organisations to help them to overcome barriers to volunteering that refugees and people with leave to remain may have.
We at VAC believe that volunteering can help change people’s lives in a real and positive way. So, we have been looking at innovative ways to develop our training and workshops from blended/online sessions to creating films to get our message about the positive benefits of volunteering out there!
Social Group with CRMC’s own Suzie Crowter 25 November 2020
Interested in finding out more about Your Future, Your Integration and the Integrate Coventry Project, see the short film below where Toni Soni and Heather from CRMC and Sue from VAC give their views about the expectations of volunteering. You can also see and hear the voices of Olugbemi, Marie Claire, and Jyoti who talk about how they have benefited from volunteering and the difference it can make to your life!
Watch YFYI and Integrate Coventry Volunteering Film
Keep a look out for our next thrilling, professionally made film where people with Leave to Remain talk about their experiences and the support they have received through the Volunteering project.
This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union”