Hongkongers in Britain (HKB) and 8 national/ regional VCSEs have launched Mission PERM, providing UK-wide support for BN(O) integration in line with the UK government's four national objectives of welcoming Hongkongers.

 

The project's strategic focus is on key pillars of integration during the initiate settlement. 

The mission aims for

  • encouraging Participation in local community life,

  • facilitating Employment,

  • building community Relationships, and

  • safeguarding Mental health/wellbeing

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Consortium Partners:

  • Hackney Chinese Community Services (London)

  • Trafford Hongkongers CIC (Greater Manchester)

  • Groundwork (England)

  • New Creation (Scotland)

  • Northern Ireland Council for Racial Equality (Northern Ireland)

  • Hong Kong Assistance and Resettlement Community (UK-wide)

  • Renaisi (UK-wide) 

 

Four Objectives

Casework

address immediate enquires and signposting

Employment

facilitate employment opportunities, coaching UK employers about BNOs, informing BNOs about UK labour rights

Mental
Peer Support

provide mental wellbeing support by peer group and 1-2-1 chat sessions

Outreach

design activities to consolidate the communities of Hongkongers with locals in the UK

Work Progress Summary

 

Jan - Jun 2022 (1st phase)

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Delivery Partners

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Groundwork
(England)

Social and Community Activities

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New Creation
(Scotland)

Career Development Mentoring Scheme

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Renaisi
(UK-wide)

Career Advice by Group and 1-2-1 sessions

 
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Groundwork are partnering with Hongkongers in Britain to deliver community activities for newly arrived Hongkongers in the UK. Groundwork are offering a programme of bi-weekly activities across three regions – London, Bristol and West Midlands. These activities are designed to welcome Hongkongers to their local area, supporting the settling in process and community building.

Groundwork West Midlands

Groundwork West Midlands is delivering community activities for HongKongers in and around Birmingham, to support them in developing their confidence and building connections in their local community. These sessions will take place every 2 weeks and will include activities such as communal green space projects, wellbeing workshops and family play sessions.

For more information and to sign up, please contact Sami Shaw at
Samantha.shaw@groundwork.org.uk


Groundwork London

Groundwork London is offering a community programme for Hongkongers newly arrived in London. We will be running outings every two weeks that help people experience some of what London has to offer including: cultural activities, green spaces and community initiatives. These sessions will be opportunities to get to know people and places around London and help grow confidence moving about the city.

For more information and to sign up, please contact Steffi Acar at
Steffi.acar@groundwork.org.uk

Groundwork South in Bristol

Groundwork South in Bristol are collaborating with Hongkongers in Britain to deliver a community and culture based project to new Hongkongers arriving in the city and surrounding area. We will be running sessions every two weeks across the city to help you get to know the area through outdoor activities in green spaces, gardening, craft sessions, cooking and community initiatives. We aim for these sessions to give the opportunity to get to know others in the community, integrate into the local area and grow confidence exploring this wonderful city.

For more information and to sign up, please contact Anne Conde at
anne.conde@groundwork.org.uk

Contact Groundwork:


For more information about the project as a whole, please contact Groundwork via email at beatrice.liese@groundwork.org.uk or call/WhatsApp on: +44 7889 755 112

 

New Creation based in Scotland is collaborating with Hongkongers in Britain and Glasgow Chinese Grace Church to deliver a scheme that aims to provide emotional support and information about personal development for BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) young people (16 y/o or above). 

20-Week Career Development Mentoring Scheme

Registration: https://bit.ly/3C7VSps

Classes are available in groups and are free of charge.

Topics:

  1. Study Skills & Academic Support

  2. Job Search Skills

  3. Positive Thinking

  4. Stress Management

  5. Problem-solving training

  6. Career Planning

  7. Leadership Building Skills

  8. Communication Skills

  9. Time Management

Date and Time:

  • Training on site: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, every Wednesday. (from 26 Jan) at 4/F, Princes House, 50 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 6QQ
     

  • Online courses: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, every Friday (from 28 Jan)


Registration: please scan the QR code on poster, or access the website (https://bit.ly/3C7VSps) to fill in the form.

For more information about employment in the UK, please visit our dedicated website here.

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Renaisi is partnering with Hongkongers in Britain to deliver employment support services for newly arrived Hongkongers in the UK.  

 

Renaisi is offering online employability workshops and one-to-one appointments.  

For registrations, please visit Eventbrite.co.uk in the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/hongkongers-in-britain-employment-support-179999

The themes of the workshops include: 

  • Identifying barriers to employment 

  • Understanding basic greetings, social skills, norms and taboos in the UK 

  • Setting SMART goals for job searching 

  • Transferable skills 

  • Writing high quality CVs 

  • Job applications and personal statements 

  • Interviewing techniques

For enquires, please contact HKB's Employment Team:

For more information about employment in the UK, please visit our dedicated website here.

 
 
 

Contact List

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Organisational Cooperation and Media enquires:

 

General enquires about daily issues of settlement in the UK:

HKB's mental peer support please register at

Mental peer support and offloading service via 1-2-1 chat sessions on webchat, telephone, text or in-person

  • Instant Message Mental Peer Support Line:

    • Telegram: @hkb_mental_peer_support

    • or via +44 (0) 7936 998 707 on Signal, WhatsApp or Telegram

    • Working Hours:
      Tuesday, Thursday (10am-2pm & 6pm-10pm)
      Saturday (10am-6pm)

  • In-person Mental Peer Support Chat Session:​

    • Book in advance on Telegram: @hkb_mental_peer_support​

    • Address: 1 Coral Street, Waterloo, London SE1 7BE
      (only by appointment)

    • Working Hours: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm every Saturday

 

HKB's employment support and advice please go to

Social events cooperation please go to HKB's Outreach Team:

Outreach Coordinator(s) in your region/devolved nation:      

Regional Outreach Coordinator (Greater London)        

        
Regional Outreach Coordinator (Yorkshire and Humber)         

        
Regional Outreach Coordinator (Northwest England)         

        
Regional Outreach Coordinator (Northeast England)         

        
Regional Outreach Coordinator (Southeast England)         

        
Regional Outreach Coordinator (Southwest England)         

        
Regional Outreach Coordinator (West Midlands)         

        
Regional Outreach Coordinator (East Midlands)          

        
Regional Outreach Coordinator (East of England)          

        
Outreach Coordinator (Wales)         

        
Outreach Coordinator (Scotland)         

        
Outreach Coordinator (Northern Ireland)         

* In HKB's Outreach Team, Wilber LEE, Franco CHEUNG, Carmen LAU, Man Chun YAU, Rick HUI, Irene WONG, Valerie WONG, and Nick LAM are former District Councillors of Hong Kong.
* Lai Ming HUI is a former director of the Hong Kong Social Workers’ General Union. (HKSWGU)

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JUN-JUL 2022

May 2022