Yorkshire And The Humberhttp://www.nrcentre.org.uk
Established in 1983, the Northern Refugee Centre (NRC) promotes the welfare of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable economic migrants across Yorkshire and Humber. It became a registered charity in 2000.The organisation provides support to other agencies who work with refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants and provides an ‘enabling’ role for a number of smaller VCS agencies - sharing good practice on governance, financial systems, peer support for chief officers and so on.NRC provides advice, assistance and support to refugees and asylum seekers through:A free Advice Service that provides independent, impartial and confidential information for refugees and asylum seekers on housing, welfare and health. Last year NRC enabled the accessing of £1,083,658 in financial benefits. It is on course for a similar figure this year.An Employment and Education Programme that: encourages the social and economic integration of refugees, integrates refugees into the labour market, assists with vocational training and the acquisition of recognised qualifications and diplomas. In 2010 NRC’s Employment and Education Service has helped over 280 clients.Support for local volunteer based community forums and organisations. These provide community led grassroots support for socially isolated and economically excluded refugee and migrants. NRC has engaged with almost 90 groups in Yorkshire and Humber.
NRC is currently remodelling its services which will be re launched in the next 12 months. We are also exploring ideas around trading and social enterprises. We will be delighted to receive marketing support that can help us to raise the profile of the organisation, increase awareness of our cause and provide better outcomes for some of the most marginalised, disadvantaged people