As a parting gift from the European Union, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) has awarded funding for MyCoventry, a two-year partnership, starting in January 2021, to address local, social and economic inequalities that hinder the way young people and adults from migrant communities interact and become an integral part of the Coventry.
The city-wide partnership between Coventry City Council, the Job Shop, St Francis Church of Assisi, ACH (previously known as Ashley Community Housing), Coventry University and Positive Youth Foundation will bridge service gaps, provide mentoring, coaching and holistic interventions to support client progression and integration.
The scheme will help improve language skills and enable new communities to learn and feel a part of the life of the city as well as boost employment opportunities.
A key component of MyCoventry is the ‘Integrass’ Assessment which will develop bespoke pathways that address an individual’s needs and barriers to integration and progression.
The assessment will inform personalised pathways across the project, facilitating language learning, employment support, civic orientation and meaningful contact with the host society for clients.
Each partner will have designated mentors who will meet regularly with clients to discuss their progress and signpost them to services across the city.