The Forum is a user-led, community forum working to promote the rights of migrants and refugees in London. We are a registered charity with membership consisting of over 40 migrant and refugee organisations.
Our work addresses all aspects of the social exclusion of migrants and refugees with the aim of meaningful integration. We provide advice and support to individuals and community organisations, produce research and work in partnership to influence policy and facilitate better understanding and inclusion.
The Forum's mission is to promote the rights of migrants and refugees by developing sustainable community organisations that contribute to an inclusive society.
We do this by:
-Supporting and strengthening community organisations
-Ensuring access to services and opportunities
-Establishing effective partnerships with statutory and voluntary agencies
Our vision is for each individual to be treated equitably, according to their needs with respect and dignity. Migrants and refugees should be recognised and respected for their contributions to British society. We envision a world in which migrant and refugee communities are seen as a valuable and essential part of our society.
Our values inspire our work. They describe how we believe we should behave in order to achieve our vision. As an organisation we strive to be:
-Positive and Proactive
-Inclusive and Diverse
-Responsive and Challenging
-Passionate and Knowledgeable
The Forum is a registered charity under the name 'Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum'.
Registered charity no. 1077116
Company limited by guarantee no. 3673737
2 Thorpe Close
Our trustees are:
Ali Lazizi, West London Moroccan Widadia
Edward Chow, Chinese Migrants Network
Lorrain Gilbert, Notting Hill Housing
Mohamed Farah, Hodan Somali Community Group
Nazek Ramadan, Migrant Voice
Senait Eyob Shigute, Ethiopian Women's Empowerment Group
Jonathan Ellis, British Red Cross
Marion Vargaftig, Documentary Producer
Judith Blakeman, Cllr Lab. RBKC - co-opted trustee (no voting rights)
Roz Pendlebury, Psychotherapist - co-opted (facilitator) (no voting rights)
Our annual reports and audited accounts can be found on the Charity Commission website.
The Forum is funded by:
AB Charitable Trust
Barrow Cadbury Trust
Kensington and Chelsea NHS and CCG
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The City Bridge Trust
Transforming Local Infrastructure Partnership, Big Lottery
The Henry Smith Charity
Trust for London
The Wimborne Refugee Trust