The exciting New Project is here!
The aim of the project is to help to integrate refugees and other third country nationals to rebuild their lives in safety, becoming fully self-sufficient and establish themselves within the wider community of Coventry.
The project has two pathways for clients. Clients may change pathways if their support needs change:
- Pathway 1 will see the client allocated a caseworker who will support the client over a period of time addressing issues and concerns they experience, educating along the way to ensure they are able to deal with these issues themselves going forward. We will cover all areas of concern, which can vary from benefit maximisation, employment, counselling, and social inclusion. We will work with other agencies where needed to get the best outcomes for our clients. Specialist provision s are provided for women and unaccompanied minors. Clients will also be guided through the enrichment activities on offer by their caseworker.
- Pathway 2 of the Project is for clients who do not require one to one support and they wll be able to sign up to the different activities that we have on offer in our enrichment programme. This includes ESOL classes, friendship and hobby groups, volunteering placements and an arts and culture programme.
We are passionate about volunteering and our part of the programme, is to support refugees and others with leave to remain to take part in volunteering. This helps with gaining confidence and skills alongside developing their awareness of UK values and practices in a way that is supportive, as well as recognising their agency and the positive differences they can make to the community of Coventry.
We run two sets of training, one for people with leave to remain, and the other to support and enable voluntary organisations to understand the needs of refugees as volunteers.
Successful project ends with film celebrating volunteering!
A heart-warming, uplifting film from Jay Langdell.
WATCH Journey Through Volunteering