International Centre, 7 Abingdon Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 2DP
Welcome to IPC | Reg Charity 1160482
The major barriers to integration are language and employment. We routinely provide English conversation practice sessions, linked to the formal ESOL classes at local colleges, and we provide employability training, looking at the practical aspects of gaining employment in the UK.
We also provide cultural awareness workshops and excursions, ranging from simple trips to the seaside to learning about unfamiliar concepts such as organ donation.
Through our work, we aim to encourage enlightened and culturally aware attitudes within the communities in which we operate, as well as enhancing the health and well-being of individuals.
In particular, we want to build understanding between local people and refugees/asylum seekers, and ensure that local communities benefit from the contribution of refugees and asylum seekers, rather than seeing those groups in a negative way.
People started attending regularly at voluntary organisations
joined a new social group