• Personal & Professional Courses at the Refugee Council

Refugees Into Jobs at the Refugee Council is offering Personal and Professional courses for refugee professionals:

  1. Deloitte advanced employability course – 3 days, one day a week – 14th, 21st & 28th April 2016
  2. Managing Personal and Professional Change – 3 days, one day a week – 12th, 19th & 26th May 2016
  3. Managing the Recruitment Process – 3 days, one day a week – 9th, 16th & 23rd June 2016

The criteria: Refugee Status, LLR or ILR (limited places available for asylum seekers but the priority will be given to those with permission to work) Advanced level of English (minimum level1) Good understanding of the UK labour market Live in London

For information about course objectives, outcomes and dates see attached documents (Deloitte Programme Flier, Managing Change Flier, Managing the Recruitment Process Flier). Please complete the attached application form with your client and email it to by 7th April 2016.

Places will be offered on a first come first served basis. Please note each course consists of 3 days and it is important for clients to attend all the 3 sessions to fully benefit. A certificate of completion will be issued to delegates at the end of each course.

  • Lammy Review on BAME Representation at the Justice System

In January 2016 the Prime Minister invited David Lammy MP to find out why official figures show that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups appear to be over-represented at most stages of the criminal justice system, and what can be done about it.

This is an independent, evidence-based review. It aims to make sure that everyone is treated equally, whatever their ethnicity and it is open to BAME community groups and organisations.

To participate in the survey please follow this link:

  • New counselling leaflet of Chinese National Healthy Living Centre

Please find enclosed, Counselling services and the free Hepatitis B Screening services provided by Chinese National Healthy Living Centre, for your information.

  • Survey targets BAME people aged 16-30

The Coalition of Race Equality Organisations (CORE) wants to make sure the views of young people from London’s minority ethnic communities are heard during the 2016 London Mayoral elections on May 5th. CORE would like to invite you to take part in a short survey in order to share your views as they are important and deserve to be heard. To make it worthwhile, all those who complete the survey will get the opportunity to win £100 in Amazon voucher.

This is your chance to make a difference, so please take 10 minutes to fill out this survey:

  • Free two day Equality Act training, 30th & 31st March 2016

Using the Equality Act 2010

The Evelyn Oldfield Unit in partnership with Race on the Agenda (rota) is delivering this special Free two day training for organisations supporting or working with Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BME&R) communities or groups.

Training Day one: Complying with the Equality Act 2010
30th March 2016, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Participants will:
Learn who is protected under the Equality Act 2010;
Learn what types of behaviour and discrimination are unlawful;
Review their own organisation’s policies and procedures and identify any changes needed in order to comply with the Equality Act 2010;
Training Day two: Using the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)
31st March 2016, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Participants will:
Learn to use the PSED to advance equality for BME&R people by holding public authorities to account;
Explore different methods of obtaining and using data to identify inequality faced by BME&R people within public services.
Learn to evidence the need for public authorities to work in collaboration with community organisations in order to meet the PSED, which has implications for how public authorities fund and commission services.

Venue: EOU Office, Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

Please note that although the training is free of charge ROTA pays for the refreshments and room hire costs in offering a place on the training. Therefore, if you register your place for the training and fail to attend, you will be invoiced £25.

To book your place, please complete our online booking form, available at:

For more information on this course, please email or call 020 7697 4066.

  • Free counselling skills – accredited course, 10-12th, 18th, 19th May 2016

Dates: 10th -12th May (3 days) 18th and 19th May (2 days), 2016
Venue: Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, London SE11 6DN

This is a free course as it is kindly funded by Comic Relief. It is a level 2 Open College Network course.

Specific learning objectives include:

1. Understand the requirements for a short counselling session.
2. Understand the importance of verbal and non verbal communication.
3. Understand the importance of active listening skills.
4. Understand the use of questions in counselling.
5. Understand the concept of empathy and its application.
6. Implement unconditional positive regard.
7. Understand the importance of not directing the client.
8. Understand the importance of feedback for own development.

This course is for women from refugee/asylum-seeking backgrounds (*NB you have to have status to be eligible to study in the UK). We may require evidence of from your Home Office documents or passport.

It is open to any groups from across London.

We can accept one person per organisation only. There is space on this course for 10 participants. Students need to be proficient in English although the Evelyn Oldfield Unit can offer additional pastoral/student support. Places will be given to those who can evidence the most potential benefit to their community. In addition, in deciding upon places, we will ensure there is a spread of nationalities, ages and London boroughs represented.

For more information or to request an application form, please contact us by emailing Sheena on 020 7697 4103 or email: or visit:

  • Refugee Therapy Centre Open Day, 25th June 2016

Come celebrate with us on our annual Open Day!

Refugee Therapy Centre RTC have the pleasure of inviting you to the Refugee Therapy Centre Open Day on Saturday 25th June 2016 at 14.00 to mark the International Day Against Torture (June 26th).

This year RTC will be reporting on the outcomes of the Resilience Research Project and you will hear from Centre staff and volunteers who will give updates on the exciting work going on at the Centre.

RTC hopes you can join them in this celebration and they look forward to welcoming you. For more information about this event, please send an email to:

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