Wolverhampton Rethinking Refugee Conference Outcomes 

Article by:  
Matthew Rogers  
Marketing & Communications Officer | ACH Bristol 
Key outcomes of the conference: setting priorities for action 
Following a successful event of over 80 people from a wide range of organisations at our #Rethinking Refugee Conference in Wolverhampton on Wednesday 5th April 2017, a way ahead was agreed on this urgent matter. 
Speakers included Lea Fanara from ACH Wolverhampton, and Fuad Mahamed, Chief Executive and a panel of experts including Cllr. Paul Sweet (Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton City Council), Anthony Walker (Service Manager, Homeless Strategy and External Services, Wolverhampton City Council), Kate Penman (Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary / Hope into Action) and Richard Thickpenny (Business Development Manager, Ashley Community Housing), chaired by David Jepson (Director, Himilo Training) 
The Leader of Wolverhampton City Council, Cllr. Roger Lawrence, and Ashley Community Housing Vice-Chair Eileen Means, wrapped up the event. 
There was much discussion around rethinking refugees as assets and the importance of Wolverhampton City Council and stakeholders working together to improve perceptions of refugees to employers and the wider community. 
You can read the Conference Outcome Report here
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