Ipswich & Norwich

Mentors are given full training prior to being matched and then spend about 5 hours a month with their mentee, helping them to feel more at home in the UK. This might mean helping to write a CV, visiting a museum or art gallery, practising English or explaining the peculiarities of British humour.

‘The types of thing we do together have ranged from discussing current affairs so my mentee can practise and improve his English, to having a bite to eat in a traditional Congolese restaurant’ a mentor on the Time Together scheme.

Time Together launched in Ipswich and Norwich in October 2006.  It is delivered in partnership with the Refugee Council, the largest organisation in the UK working with refugees and asylum seekers.  They offer a wide range of help and support to refugees and asylum seekers whilst at the same time campaigning and lobbying for refugees’ voices to be heard in the UK and abroad.

Time Together celebrates the diverse communities and cultures of Ipswich and Norwich, of which refugees are an important part, and works to bring different people together and enable them make positive differences to each other’s lives.  

Owing to the really fantastic response the project has had in Ipswich and Norwich there are currently no spaces available on mentor training sessions. Register now to be a mentor in Ipswich & Norwich
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