Services

Contact No.:
024 7622 0381

Address:
Norton House, Bird St,
Coventry CV1 5FX

Website:
www.covrefugee.org

What We Provide

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre is the lead organisation delivering the Integrate Coventry project. We provide one to one casework for individuals who need assistance with issues such as housing, benefits, employment, finances, GP registrations and access to services. Additionally we provide a number of other services including counselling and wellbeing services, ESOL/IAG sessions and a variety of different social activities.

What We Do

  • One to one appointments providing advice on housing, benefits, GP registration, utilities, complex issues, socialising, education etc. for adults (and their families) and unaccompanied minors
  • Employment advice and Job Club
  • Counselling and wellbeing advice including peer support groups
  • ESOL classes (inc women’s only run by CRMC and FWT)
  • Friendship groups (mixed and men’s only)IAG classes and advice club
  • Excursions (inc UASC only)
  • Hobby clubs – football, cooking, gardening, films

Contact Person:
Kim Hackleman
KHackleman@belgrade.co.uk

Address:
Belgrade Theatre,
Belgrade Square,
Coventry, CV1 1GS

Website:
www.belgrade.co.uk

What We Provide

We will be running weekly sessions on Tuesdays 11am-1pm. Our workshops have been devised in accordance with government guidelines on COVID-19 and can be delivered online or in a socially distanced way depending on what guidance requires.

What We Do

  • Creative arts workshops including exhibition / performance

Contact Person:
Ruth Burdett
info@vacoventry.org.uk

Contact No.:
024 7622 0381

Address:
Voluntary Action Coventry
27-29 Trinity Street
Coventry
CV1 1FJ

Website:
vacoventry.org.uk

What We Provide

VAC provides one to one support for people with leave to remain to look at volunteering as a way to develop their skills and confidence, gain experience and have a reference to put on job applications. We also provide a 6 – 8-week training workshops that enable people to explore confidence and communication, as well as identify and develop longer term goals and aspirations. These skills are valuable to people who want to volunteer, but also for those seeking employment, or making positive steps in their lives. We also contribute to Integrate Coventry by connecting with voluntary organisations, enabling them to develop and put helpful measures in place to offer positive volunteering opportunities to refugees. We have a workshop for voluntary organisations to help them develop processes and understand some of the issues affecting refugees in the City.

What We Do

  • Volunteer placements
  • Soft skills and confidence training
  • Organisational training

Contact Person:
Noreen Bukhari
noreen.bukhari@fwt.org.uk

Address:
FWT (Foleshill Women’s Training)
70-72 Elmsdale Avenue
Coventry, CV6 6ES

Website:
www.fwt.org.uk

What We Provide

We are delighted to that Foleshill Women’s Training (FWT) are working with Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre (CRMC) in partnership with Volunteer Action Coventry (VAC), Belgrade Theatre and City of Culture on a 2 year AMIF funded ‘Integrate Coventry’ project.

The aim of the project is to help integrate refugees and other third country nationals rebuild their lives in safety, becoming fully self-sufficient and establish themselves within the wider community in Coventry.

FWT will be supporting the women only aspect of this programme offering a holistic approach to working with vulnerable clients that may be struggling to integrate with the wider community.  Support will be offered from our women only centre in Foleshill, through community venues citywide, and through online provision.

FWT will support women to address issues and concerns they experience, and our women only team will enable then to overcome issues moving forward, Our support will include advice and guidance, online ESOL, social groups, confidence building. volunteering and employment.

We will also connect women to opportunities on the Enrichment Programme such as attending social groups. FWT will be leading on the women’s social group.

We will link in with existing FWT projects and partners. & liaise with other agencies where needed to get the best outcomes for our clients. 

What We Do

  • One to one appointments providing advice on housing, benefits, GP registration, utilities, complex issues, socialising, education etc. for women only in women’s only environment
  • Employment advice
  • ESOL classes women only (run in partnership with CRMC)
  • Women’s only coffee mornings

Contact Person:
Megan Evans
megan.evans@coventry2021.co.uk

Address:
Coventry City of Culture Trust, The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Website:
coventry2021.co.uk

What We Provide

City of Culture will be supporting with projects commissioned by them such as Stand and Be Counted Theatre ‘Can you Here Me Now’ production and workshops, No Direction Home – Coventry in partnership with Counterpoints Arts (comedy project), Kraft Haus project and Coventry Welcomes (refugee week).

What We Do

  • Various workshops in partnerships with different organisations including stand up comedy, public speaking, drama and crafts/entrepreneurship