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Advocacy

by Emerging Communities Network

About our activities / service

Accessibility details Fully accessible
Opening hours Wednesday 10:00-17:00

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Supporting those who face difficulties or who are particularly vulnerable or unable to represent themselves to make their views or needs to be known. This service is available in English, Russian and Hungarian as well as other languages can be arranged if necessary. This service is running from Smethwick Council House every Wednesday from 10 am to 5 pm. An appointment is necessary so please book in advance. The first session generally takes one hour and we will ask you to bring all your personal documents and proof of address and qualifications. We then, identify and assess your needs and find the best way to help you. We specialize in immigration, career and jobs, benefit claims, housing, NHS services and more.

Staff qualifications Staff qualified to deliver the services of Emerging Communities Network
Genders Both
Age focus 18 year olds, 19-25 year olds, 26-65 year olds, 65+ year olds

About the organisation

Our aim to relieve poverty among disadvantaged groups from Central and Eastern Europe and neighbouring countries, which include refugees. Emerging Communities Network provide mentoring, befriending and supportive services to newcomers. They deliver information, advice and guidance and make these services accessible in response to the challenges of a migration process. Emerging Communities Network can help migrants from the EU and other countries with specified needs in the process of integration in the UK, for whom English is a second language but are able to speak one of the Eastern European languages, including Russian.

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Please email us at earlyhelp@scvo.info, including what your concern is and what service or activity this relates to.