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#rethinkingrefugee: Latest News & Campaign Updates

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There is a lot of confusion about how Brexit will impact many parts of UK life. For us, one of the key questions is how will Brexit impact the refugee crisis? We look at different angles to this complex issue.

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In a society where the demand for skills is constantly changing and increasing, keeping up to date has become quite difficult. Being employable means having skills that are required on the market. But in reality, not everyone has the luxury or background to afford continuous development, and with development alternatives inaccessible - social mobility only gets harder.

What did you do before coming to ACH? 

I previously worked for the England Church Housing Group in East Yorkshire as a project worker. At the time they provided a 12 bed hostel for homeless young people aged 16-25. I then relocated to the West Midlands and joined Midland’s Heart as a resettlement officer. I led the Snowhill Project, an over 25 project, working with the homeless, refugees, drug and those effected by alcohol misusage.

We are concerned that migrant workers from Central and Eastern Europe do not have access to the same level of support and advocacy as other groups. We know this is a group that often slips through the gaps, missing out on the support offered to refugees and migrants.

On a practical level, this missed support may in turn result in people not being referred to immigration lawyers, and missing out on information and support that could help them know and access their rights.

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Mohammed's story

Mohammed is originally from Syria where he was forced to leave the country because of the war.