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Belfast Integration and Participation Project

Run by Belfast City Council, Gems (NI) and Law Centre (NI), BIPP aims to improve the integration and participation of migrant and ethnic communities.

Belfast Integration and Partnership Project (BIPP) was launched at Belfast City Hall on Tuesday 31 July. Speakers included Lord Mayor Gavin Robinson, Nick Garbutt of Asitis Consulting, Alan Morrow, Chair of the project’s steering committee and speakers from participating organisations.

Jennifer Greenfield, Assistant Director Casework and Training, presented the Law Centre's role in the project. The Law Centre will develop an online guide on migrant workers social security rights and train advisers on right to reside test within social security; access to health, social care and housing for persons from abroad; Universal Credit, its rules on right to reside and access of Romanian and Bulgarian nationals.

We will also run practitioner focus groups identifying current and emerging issues for advisers and other practitioners working with migrant and minority ethnic people.

GEMS NI will work at fostering integration and participation through developing economic opportunities, while South Belfast Roundtable will concentrate on the social aspect of integration and on awareness training.

For more information visit: bipp.gemsni.org.uk

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