Global political and economic instability has increased the number of people moving about the globe, of whom a small number come to Britain. Recent events such as those in Afghanistan have highlighted why people become refugees and need support. We'll hear from RAMFEL, the borough's largest organisation working with migrants and refugees, and also from Wanstead and Woodford Migrant Support.
We'll also hear from the local NHS about how people with mental health issues can access talking therapies, a vital issue when the pandemic has caused extra stress for everyone. In particular, NHS staff want to give people a chance to say how accessible the service is and how it can be best promoted.
10-11.30am, Wednesday 6 October
Online via Teams - join the meeting here
The Voluntary Sector Network
These regular meetings are an opportunity for people from local charities and community groups to get together and discuss issues affecting us. We're often also joined by colleagues from the local statutory sector, such as Redbridge Council and the NHS.
Anybody involved with a local community group or charity is welcome. You don't need to register - just join the meeting here on the day. You'll need a computer with a camera and microphone, plus speakers or headphones - most modern laptops will be fine. We use Microsoft Teams - you don't need to install any software, just use your web browser.
Photo: Refugee Council