The Refugee And Migrant Centre Wolverhampton

The Refugee And Migrant Centre Wolverhampton

Charity information

The Refugee And Migrant Centre Wolverhampton

Founded in 1999, RMC caseworkers and volunteers offer free support and guidance to nearly 8,000 vulnerable and increasingly destitute asylum seekers, refugees , spouses and dependants every year.

Founded 1999

  • Mission statement

    To tackle urgent issues and disadvantage among asylum seekers, refugees and migrants within The Black Country - (Wolverhampton, Walsall, Bilston. Dudley and Sandwell) and to promote long term solutions to the problems they face.

    RMC offers support in the areas of destitution and housing, access to: health provision, education, training and employment, welfare and citizenship. We aim to support clients appropriately, at whichever stage they find themselves, from destitution through to settlement, citizenship and to active membership of the conmmunities in which they settle. Staffed mostly by people who have been through the refugee or migrant process, RMC Office of Immigration Commissioner accredited caseworkers deliver the service, largely in the client's own language with cultural sensitivity and empathy. 16 staff are supported by around 100 volunteers without whom we could not deliver this service, in return volunteers, drawn largely from the client base, benefit from a structured work experience which improves their language, social and work skills; many move on to paid employment.
    RMC are well respected amongst clients and partner organisations locally, regionally and nationally. Clients are unable to access a similar service elsewhere in this increasingly deprived area of the UK. We receive no statutory funding and rely mostly on charitable donations.

  • Aims

    The Refugee And Migrant Centre Wolverhampton aims to:

    • To support asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants at times of crisis in their lives
    • To support asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in settling in their local communities
    • To provide a structured work experience to volunteers drawn from migrant communities enabling them to improve language, social and work skills and thus move to paid work
  • Overview

    Established: November 1999

    Registered Charity Number: 1104779

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 11

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 01902311554

    Address: First Floor Roma Parva 9 Waterloo Rd Wolverhampton WV1 4NB

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