Migrant Centre NI began as a consortium of UNISON, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and NICEM funded by the Big Lottery Fund under the Welcome House Project from 2010 – 2013.
The overall aim of Migrant Centre Northern Ireland (Migrant Centre NI) is to tackle racism and eliminate barriers against new and settled migrant communities in NI.
They provide advice and advocacy in two areas through the bilingual support workers: financial health and wellbeing and supporting victims of racist hate crime and incidents. The service is free of charge and confidential. They also provide interpreters. The service covers all of Northern Ireland and is delivered in partnership. They have advisors based in Belfast, Lurgan and Derry/Londonderry.
They also continue to promote good relations through the Belonging Project. A multimedia photography project coupled with workshops that facilitates discussions about identity, migrant experiences and community in a non threatening and safe environment. Through this project they also provide training for facilitators from the migrant community free of charge.
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