Our work addresses all aspects of the social exclusion of migrants and refugees with the aim of meaningful integration in the UK. 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:
-Organsing and strengthening community organisations and indivduals for positive change
-Ensuring equality and justice for all migrants and refugees through strategic advocacy and policy work
-Celebrating positive contributions and leadership development of migrants and refugees across the UK
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, Co-founder/Director, Manifesta
Judith Blakeman, Cllr Lab. RBKC, co-opted trustee
Bekele Woyecha, Community Organiser, Citizens UK, co-opted trustees
Roz Pendlebury, Psychotherapist (facilitator)
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
Tri-borough Public Health and WCCGs
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The City Bridge Trust
The Henry Smith Charity
Trust for London