Registered Charity No. 1142919
Phone: 0121 788 1087 or 0798 551 1062 Email: info@entraideuk.org.uk

What we do

Charity Work in Solihull and Charity Projects in Africa


IN THE UK

Entraide enables refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers in Solihull and the surrounding to access education, health services and social provision by providing advice, advocacy and one-to-one support.

We network with local agencies which best enhance the life of asylum seekers, refugees and migrant workers.  

We provide the following services/ activities for refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers and their dependants:

  • General information and advice on welfare benefits, housing, debt, education, training and employment, immigration (signposting only);
  •  One-to-one support with applying for welfare benefits and social housing(filling forms or phoning benefits agencies), dealing with creditors, etc.
  • Peer-mentoring and one-to-one support to newly-arrived asylum seekers or settled refugees in need of support.
  • Signposting and if necessary accompanying refugees and asylum seekers to places such as GPs, Refugees and Legal Centres, Citizens Advice Bureaux, Solicitors, Jobcentres, Housing Offices, etc.
  • Translation and interpretation services;
  • Home visits and befriending asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants;

 

Since our inception were have helped over 200 asylum seekers, refugees and migrant workers to access primary healthcare, apply for benefit, find suitable accommodation, find employment or training, etc.

We hope to be able to also offer the following services/ activities in the coming few months:

  •  Employment Support Service (Skills for Jobs and Refugee Volunteering Programme), ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)  and IT Training;
  •   Social, cultural and recreational events (including trips) for families and children;
  •  Homework clubs and health promotion activities (HIV, Sickle cell, drug, and alcohol awareness), etc

IN AFRICA

We implement development projects that empower poor communities in Africa and improve the quality of their lives. 

We do this by working in partnership with local organisations based in Africa and operating in the field of education, health, water and sanitation, livelihoods, environment, HIV, rural and urban poverty, informal sector, street children, anti corruption and good governance, etc. 

We also carry out research, feasibility studies and evaluation of development projects on behalf on bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, governments and individuals.