About Migrant Support

Migrant Support is a registered charity in England and Wales 1167430 and Limited Company by Guarantee 07698756

In 2009 a group of volunteers carried out a peer research part of the Oxfam’s Migrant Workers Project aimed to find out more about experiences of migrant workers living in Manchester; the report and recommendations became the foundation / areas to work for the new constituted group which that year adopted its first constitution and elected its first committee at the general meeting at the Britannia Hotel in Manchester.

In 2011 MSM became a Registered Company by Guarantee and in 2016 became a registered charity in England and Wales.

Purpose and Objectives

The promotion of social inclusion for the public benefit among migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, who are socially excluded on the grounds of their social and economic position: by identifying needs and where necessary providing support for migrants to advance their education, promote their health and well-being and relieve financial hardship: and by educating the public to promote greater acceptance and understanding of migrants and their contribution to British society.

Main activities: integration hubs; provision of English language and British life - in the UK sessions; employability support, it and job club, wellbeing activities such football sessions and walking clubs. Volunteering opportunities and information and advice drop in. The charity also run a media project called migrant echoes aimed to encourage people from migrant background to share their experiences.

Trustees

  • Dave Tynan - Chair
  • Kyriaki Lymperopoulou
  • Rosa Mas Giralt
  • Saleh Daiyoub
  • Don Flynn
  • Marta Ahmed
  • Gareth Nash
  • Ike Derrick Okonkwo
  • David Nicholson

Advisory and support team

  • Anysie Kankindi
  • Mohamed Bakir
  • Mirek Ogorzalek
  • Negat Tafesse
  • Jean Claude Kayumba