Priorities for 2019 / 20

Our overarching priorities for the year

Our priorities and outcomes for the year 2019/20

Our Forward Plan

Premises


Ensure the smooth transition of our services into new premises.




Migrant Health


Continue to develop our work on migrant health including delivery of health
awareness and piloting health screening sessions.




Core Posts


Ensure core posts are funded and continuation funding is secured for our
immigration and specialist welfare and housing advice work




Delivering New Projects Where Funding has been Secured


Support for single asylum seekers in houses of multiple occupancy, A Settling Well advice project with Citizens Advice, An EU Settlement support project for vulnerable migrants, Health screening, and additional immigration advice and casework.




Developing Additional Management Support


Secure resources to develop additional management support for our advice services.




The Impact of Brexit


Working with EU communities to understand and develop responses Brexit and
provide specialist support for vulnerable EU citizens to apply for settled status.




Partnership Working


Sustain effective partnership and network engagement ensuring Brushstrokes
provides a strong evidence base to influence migration related policy and practice




Service User and Community Involvement


Strengthen service user and community involvement in the development and
delivery of services for new communities in Sandwell and West Birmingham





Progress on our priorities for the year 2018/19

Our Forward Plan

Premises


Identify suitable premises that enable us to sustain the delivery of our services IN PROGRESS FOR COMPLETION IN 19/20




Delivering IELTS


Increase our capacity to deliver IELTS for migrant health professionals. COMPLETED




Immigration Advice


Secure funding to expand Immigration advice at Brushstrokes. COMPLETED




Increasing Access to Information and Advice


Increase access to information and advice for asylum seekers and refugees through the training and recruitment of additional advisers and advice drop-in sessions. COMPLETED




Accommodation for Refugees and Migrants


Sustain the work with migrants and landlords in the private rented sector and recruit further peer housing mentors to support this work.
ON HOLD – funding not secured. We continue to provide a limited housing
advice and support as part of general advice service.




The Impact of Brexit on EU Nationals.


Build on our existing relationship with new EU community organisations and develop new approaches to understand, inform and respond to the impact of Brexit on EU nationals. COMPLETED FOR 18/19. On-going for 19/20




Sustaining and Develop our Strategic Engagement


Sustain and develop our strategic engagement with local, regional and national networks dealing with asylum and migration and provide evidence from our work that can influence social policy.

COMPLETED FOR 18/19. On-going for 19/20





Brushstrokes Community Project

Charity Commission registration number 512992 - Father Hudson's Society

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