The Welcome Project was established in October 2006 with the aim of breaking barriers surrounding stereotypes and promoting tolerance and integration. There had been a significant increase in the numbers of people coming to the area to live and work. Some of these residents had to face prejudice and ignorance within the community alongside more practical problems of language, culture and information.
The project works towards creating a truly inclusive and safe community which welcomes all regardless of difference, promoting mutual understanding of the diverse and rich cultural diversity within our city, with view to reducing potential friction and dispelling myths that various communities may have of each other.
The Welcome Project offers a wide range of advice and practical help to support ethnic minorities and migrant workers such as:
- Support with benefit claims and assistance with understanding and filling them in
- Help to access services such as health care, leisure activities, education, housing and employment
- Advocate to specialist advice and support agencies
- Cultural and social events
- Women’s Group
- Bi-Lingual Youth Club
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