Islington Refugee Forum (IRF) is a refugee-led, independent organisation. IRF was created to act as a common voice for refugees, to improve their quality of life and support their integration into the community. community organisations play a crucial role in facilitating this integration and the understanding of Islington’s services. IRF aims to ensure that the borough will be a fairer place for refugees and migrants who live, work and are in education in Islington.
The IRMF ultimate vision is to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of Islington’s refugee and migrant communities.
The overall mission is to work with Refugees and Migrant Community Organisations in Islington to ensure greater economic, social, political and educational participation in mainstream society by promoting dialogue, partnership working, advocacy and the provision of employment, self-employment, health, training advice and guidance.
The IRMF core values reflect the common values of the local refugees and migrant communities which are:
- Equality and Diversity - value diversity, treating everyone with respect and dignity
- Independence - in our thinking and actions
- Partnership and collaboration - work with Voluntary Action Islington (VAI) members and with the refugee and migrant community organisations
- Listening and learning - from our members, the community, staff and volunteers.