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BME Carers – Are You a BME Carer?

Do You Look After Someone? Are you from a Black or Minority Ethnic background? If you are we want to hear from you… Please follow the link to fill in a form (many languages provided), we may be able to link you to useful support and information. 76095 BHSCT English Leaflet 76095 BHSCT Cantonese Leaflet 76095 BHSCT Bulgaria Leaflet 76095 BHSCT Luthuanian …

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FREE Seminar Event: Housing and homelessness – who can help?

      This is a partnership event with the NIHE (Northern Ireland Housing Executive) and is aimed at Stronger Together members who encounter clients/service users, specifically BME clients, struggling with their accommodation, whether it is public housing or private rentals. This is an opportunity to speak directly to a range of organisations involved in housing and to inform future …

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Research Opportunity

Dr Gareth Mulvey has recently been appointed research fellow at Glasgow University, having spent the previous 4-years working as the researcher at Scottish Refugee Council. While there he conducted a large study about the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland, a study which has subsequently contributed to the Scottish Government reviewing their strategy about refugee integration. Dr Mulvey …

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Migrant Rights Network – Dossier

The Migrant Rights Network have identified a trend among families affected by the £18,600 minimum income requirement, who are already facing long periods of separation from their loved ones who are reporting that their non-European Partners are also being refused entry to the UK as a visitor. They are putting together an urgent dossier on this issue to circulate among …

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Report on public consultation on access to healthcare for migrants

The Home Office has released the results of the public consultation on Access to Health Services for migrants in the UK, which was put out on 3 July 2013. One of the main things to note is that 69% of respondents did not feel that access should be based on permanent residence. Despite this the reports states that the Government is …

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Victims Support NI – Survey

Lisa Faulkner from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, is currently conducting research for Victim Support NI, which aims to map services/provisions for victims of hate crimes in Belfast and to capture their views and opinions of the services. Could you please forward the link below to any individuals/groups that you are aware of which would address issues pertaining to hate crimes. …

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Research Opportunity – Believe in Childcare?

Believe in Childcare? If you can answer YES to ALL of the following statements then we want your views! I am from an ethnic minority community I have a child or children aged 0-12 years old in Northern Ireland I live in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Area The purpose of this short questionnaire from NICEM and Barnardo’s NI is to investigate …

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