Useful information for asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants in Coventry.

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Hello and Welcome to Coventry!

The aim of this platform is to provide you with information which will help you settle into Coventry. We want to help you understand and make the most of what services are available to you and/or your family- whether you have just arrived or lived here for a while.

Follow the steps below on how to use the ‘Welcome to Coventry’ platform.

Enjoy! We hope this platform helps you to access all the necessary information you may need here in Coventry.

“Coventry is an inclusive and dynamic city that recognises the significant contributions that Refugees and Migrants make to the local community. Coventry also provides a host of employment and educational opportunities so that newly arrived communities can thrive in their new home and stand proudly on their own two feet”

Councillor Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council

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Asylum Seeker

An Asylum Seeker is an individual who is seeking international protection. Asylum Seekers have to make an application to become Refugees, and are often considered Asylum Seekers whilst their applications are processed.

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Refugee

Similar to Asylum Seekers, a Refugee is someone who is displaced from their home country due to war or a well-founded fear of being persecuted in their home country due to their race, religion, nationality or other similar factors.

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Migrant

Economic Migrants are those who choose to leave their country of origin and move to another country for financial/economic reasons and often in search of a better life. Migrants do not flee their country because of persecution.

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EU Settlement Scheme

The EUSS is the UK's Immigration Scheme for EU & EEA Nationals. Eligible Nationals must apply for the scheme to be apply to continue working, living and accessing services in the UK after June 30th. Coventry City Council in partnership with Central England Law Centre offer a host of support services/advice for eligible nationals.

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MyCoventry Project

The MyCoventry project is a two-year, multi-partner initiative designed to tackle local, social and economic inequalities within Coventry. The project focuses on three key areas to help address inequalities, these are Employability, Language Skills and Community/Social links.

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Looking for English classes?

Use our interactive map to find English classes around Coventry.

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Refugee Week 2021

Refugee Week is a nationwide annual event that is held in June and celebrates the creativity, contributions, bravery and resilience of refugees and others seeking sanctuary within the United Kingdom.

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