ISSUES FACING IMMIGRANTS
Save the Children refugee and migrant co-ordinator Christine I'anson said the three biggest issues amongst immigrants who came to the program for help were social isolation, difficulties understanding and accessing services and requiring practical support.
She said a lack of familiarity, confidence and English language skills was one of the biggest reasons they came to It Takes a Village for help.
“They come for support with accessing such services as the medical system, particularly for ante-natal and children's health issues and the education system, to support their children's education, enrolling children in school, changing schools and reading school reports,” she said.
Ms I'anson said some examples of practical support immigrants required were understanding mail, letters and forms received in the post, completing forms and seeking legal aid.