Our Home Our Salford

Friday 21 June 2013 9.00am - Friday 21 June 2013 3.00pm
Venue: University of Salford
Event Type: Conferences

The conference will explore the changing face of the ethnic minority, refugee and migrant population in Salford and how their needs can be met more effectively.

Highlights of the day

  • Hear personal testimonies from refugees and migrants
  • Understand the problems faced by refugees and migrants
  • Find out more about the key service needs across health, housing, education and employment

You will also have the opportunity to discuss topics facing refugees and migrants with key speakers from various local charities and organisations.

9.00am–10.00am: Registration, refreshments and opening ceremony

10.00am10.10am: Welcome by Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Hall

10.10am10.20am: ‘Our Home Our Salford’….where it all began and the ripple effect


10.20am10.50am: A personal testimony

10.25am10.40am: Justin Nsengiyumva, Refugee Action:  ‘Asylum System and Higher Education’

10.40am–10.50: Q&A session


10.55am–11.00am: A personal testimony

11.00am–11.10am: Wilson Nkurunziza, Salford Forum for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum and Vikas Sahni, Visible Outcomes:  ‘Refugees, Migrants and Employment’

11.10am–11.20am: Q&A session

11.20am–11.40am: Comfort break and entertainment by Revive


11.40am–11.45am: A personal testimony

11.45am–12.00am: Peggy Mulongo, New Step for African Community (NESTAC): ‘Female Genital Mutilation – Silent Distress’

12.00am–12.10pm: Q&A session

12.10pm–12.15pm: A personal testimony

12.15pm–12.30pm: Sara Harris, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust and British Heart Foundation

12.30pm–12.40pm: Q&A session

12.40pm–12.45pm: A personal testimony

12.45pm1.00pm: Freedom From Torture

1.00pm1.10pm: Q&A session

1.10pm2.10pm: Lunch

Health contd

2.10pm2.15pm: A personal testimony

2.15pm–2.30pm: Dr Rebecca Farrington, ‘Access to Health Services and Closure of Horizon Service’

2.30pm–2.40pm: Q&A session


 2.40pm–2.50pm: Plenary and evaluation by Dr Steve Pugh, Gabi Hesk and Sue Turner from the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work and Irfan Syed of the Salford Forum for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

2.50pm–3.00pm: Farewell entertainment by Salford Forum for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

Supporters of the conference include:

Salford Forum for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum, Europia, Greater Manchester BME Network, Refugee Action, Salford City Council, Salix Homes, Trafford Rape Crisis, British Heart Foundation, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, University and College Union (UCU), NESTAC, Lesbian Immigration Support Group, Revive, Visible Outcomes, Salford Sista’s Choir, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Freedom From Torture.

To book a free ticket, go to the Event Brite website.