Over the last three years, our Wellbeing and Work for Refugee Integration (WW4RI) project in the East of England has supported thousands of refugees across Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire to build their resilience and confidence and improve their access to training and employment opportunities.
Sadly, the project’s funding from the EU’s Asylum Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) has now ended and the project has closed.
Over three years the WW4RI project, which was organised by the Strategic Migration Partnership and supported by more than 40 organisations, supported almost 1,800 refugees.
Reflecting on the end of the project, Renae Mann, Executive Director of Services at the Refugee Council, said:
I want to say a huge thank you to all our staff and volunteers who delivered the exceptional therapeutic care and employment support that refugee adults and children have relied on during often very lonely and frightening times in their lives.
We are sorry to no longer be able to continue to deliver WW4RI due to the end of the EU funds that enabled us to run it. However, I am sure that its positive impact will continue to be felt by the refugees who benefitted from the service for many years to come, as they continue to rebuild their lives in the UK.
Find support in the East of England
If you are looking for wellbeing support in the East of England, please visit the NHS website for more information about the NHS talking therapies service.
If you are looking for employment support in the East of England, please visit the Strategic Migration Partnership website for more information about the employability for overseas nationals (EON) programme.