About us

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre (CRMC) extends a warm embrace to asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants in Coventry, fostering an environment that empowers them to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

Originating from humble beginnings in the back of a local laundrette, our charity has experienced remarkable growth over the past two decades. Today, we reach out to and assist over 4,000 individuals annually, including destitute families, victims of trafficking and modern slavery, unaccompanied children, and those fleeing conflict zones worldwide.

Throughout our transformative journey, our steadfast commitment to providing a welcoming and empowering sanctuary has remained unwavering. This success is attributed to the continuous generosity, dedication, and expertise of our volunteers, staff, board members, funders, and partners.

In pursuit of our goals, we offer a comprehensive array of front-line and partner services designed to address the immediate support needs of our clients. These services span from employment and immigration advice to therapeutic interventions, English language classes, social groups, and more.

Each of these services plays a crucial role in assisting those we exist to serve in rebuilding their lives. By facilitating their integration into local communities, we aim to empower them to contribute fully to the vibrant life of Coventry, all within a framework of safety and dignity. Our holistic approach ensures that individuals not only receive essential support but are also encouraged to actively participate in the cultural and social fabric of their newfound home.

Over the past year, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre has:

• Conducted 7,356 appointments through our Advice Team

• Facilitated 1,276 hours of English classes

• Provided translation and interpretation services in over 67 languages through our Lingo Links social enterprise

• Assisted 3,499 clients through the Advice Team

 • Offered 1,700 hours of therapy to 731 people

• Safeguarded 45 victims of domestic abuse

• Aided 141 individuals via our Supported Housing Team

• Employed over 10 cleaners and funded 5,000 hours of work through Spring Action, our social enterprise

• Provided immigration advice to 456 people

• Organised information sessions, social clubs, groups, and activities through the Integration Project, with 2,000 attendances recorded

• Conducted various events aimed at alleviating social isolation and promoting the integration of individuals into Coventry

• Collaborated with numerous organisations and agencies to offer comprehensive wrap-around support to clients