Forth Valley Migrant Support Network

TO FORTH VALLEY MIGRANT SUPPORT NETWORK

 
Forth Valley Migrant Support Network is a local, independent grass-roots organisation dedicated to helping migrants in ways that matter to them. The organisation was established in October 2009 to provide advocacy support and practical assistance, and promote and represent migrant workers, their families and people whose first language is not English. The organisation was born out of the frustrations faced by migrant workers using existing services to fulfil their ambitions of living and working in Scotland.

The Network now have a record of 9 years in supporting migrants in Forth Valley area. We have helped clients from 25 nationalities with multi-stranded integration and settlement issues. We provide holistic advice and advocacy for people with housing, employment, welfare, education, health or other related issues, and support them with building their skills and confidence which will enable them to be better equipped to plan and manage their own lives in Scotland.   We provide a range of services predominantly to migrants and local citizens, but also provide support and assistance to statutory partners and other agencies to engage better with the migrant community.

We are proud to be the only such service in the area offering grass-roots support for migrants' integration in Falkirk.

 
Aims of the Network

Forth Valley Migrant Support Network is committed to an inclusive society where all people are valued, their differences are respected and their basic needs are met.

Our overall aim is to achieve equality for migrant workers through advocacy and information throughout the Falkirk area. We promote integration and inclusion of migrant workers into Scottish life through understanding people’s basic needs while also exposing discrimination and prejudices within the present systems. Urban myths also need to be destroyed through our work in order for integration of people’s roles and responsibilities within the community.
 
We aim to help migrants from all backgrounds integrate into the wider community and access services and information relating to welfare rights, housing, employability, health and employment, which benefits everyone by having cleaner and safer environment to live in and raise children.
 
Our Mission Statement
 
Forth Valley Migrant Support Network is working to meet our service users' needs by providing vital support and assistance to those whose first language is not English.
We aim to do this through providing a "Credible, Inclusive, Effective and Accountable Service".
We are committed to delivering a "Free, Accessible, Confidential and Impartial Service".
 
Funders
 
The support from funders has been crucial to the development of our organisation and we gratefully acknowledge their assistance. Our current projects are funded by:
 
    
 

 

 
 

 
Address:
 
Office 12
Newhouse Business Park
Newhouse Road
Grangemouth
FK3 8LL
 
Telephone:
Office:  01324 489990       
Mobile: 0751 2025100
 
Email:
info@fvmigrantsupport.com
 
Opening Hours for clients:
 
Tuesday        9am - 1pm
Wednesday    9am - 1pm
Thursday       9am - 1pm
 
Or by appointment
Job Club:
Friday 10am - 12pm
 
Computer Classes:
Friday 1pm - 3pm
Learn Together women's group meeting
 
every Thursday
10am -11:15am