The Welcoming Centre - Edinburgh
The Welcoming Centre in Tollcross, Edinburgh, provides social integration support to migrants coming into the city. This includes English language support, help in finding employment and making the most of their cultural experience. It also provides additional support for existing migrant communities in the city.
The project has helped encourage other agencies and organisations to look at different approaches in working with migrants – especially a health and wellbeing approach rather than just a focus on employability services.
The project is in the process of moving to a city centre location but will also work out of three locations to deliver the programme across the city 7 days a week and aims to develop a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with City of Edinburgh Council to develop services.