The Migrant Centre NI is a consortium of UNISON, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, and NICEM under the Welcome House Project. The overall aim is to tackle racism and eliminate barriers against new and settled migrant communities in Northern Ireland.
The Migrant Centre is staffed with bi-lingual support workers to eliminate language barriers. We will help those in need by providing outreach services and responding to the needs of victims of racial harassment and those in crisis situations.
We help deal with issues such as: housing, access to healthcare and education, welfare and employment rights, English language needs, racial harassment and immigration.
What we do
- Provision of welfare rights information and help with benefit claims, acting as an advocate and assisting in making informed decisions
- Advice and guidance regarding housing
- Orientation and guidance for people settling in new areas
- Identifying, sourcing and referring to healthcare providers. Helping with GP and dentist registrations, medical cards, first appointments
- Identifying, sourcing and referral to additional training and educational services. Assistance in school enrolment
- Access and referral to immigration and employment rights advice. Referral for the victims of racial harassment and intimidation.
We run free advice clinics where we assist those who come for help every Monday morning between 9.00am and 11.30 am, and every Thursday evening between 5.30pm and 8.00pm, in the Migrant Centre office. For more details, please visit our website: http://migrantcentreni.org/