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MERSEYSIDE REFUGEE SUPPORT NETWORK. WHO WE ARE Merseyside-wide charity providing networking and support for refugee and asylum seeker communities, other.

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1 MERSEYSIDE REFUGEE SUPPORT NETWORK

2 WHO WE ARE Merseyside-wide charity providing networking and support for refugee and asylum seeker communities, other voluntary sector groups and public sector organisations working with or for these communities. Joined with LASAR – Liverpool Asylum Seeker And Refugee Partnership in 2005 to add to service and support provision Administered by Merseyside Network for Change – focus on community empowerment; equal opportunites; working with faith communities; working with disadvantaged communities

3 WHAT WE DO – Information and signposting for refugees and asylum seekers – Provision of much needed “ESOL” ie English for Speakers of Other Languages – especially for those who are not allowed/not able to access statutory ESOL classes – Campaigning and advocacy to provide a voice for those seeking to integrate into new communities – Provision of employment and training support for refugees seeking work, including mentoring and advocacy – Partnership work and resettlement support – Mythbusting and addressing media hype

4 MORE OF WHAT WE DO Development and management of a level 3 Interpreting qualification for bi-lingual refugees and migrant workers Provision of specialist advice in governance and establishment of refugee and immigrant community groups Annual celebration of Refugee Week; Anti- deportation support

5 Contact Details Seana Roberts 4th Floor, 35 Bold Street, LIVERPOOL L1 4DN


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