On 19/01/23 the law students from the University of East London attended another drop-in immigration advice session.
The students also volunteer in the UEL Legal Advice Centre and have significant interest in immigration law. They have been visiting the Renewal Programme for over a year.
On the day we have advised clients affected by the war in Ukraine and the students were introduced to the immigration aspect of the project.
We are supported in delivery of this project by our Director of Empowerment and Support Services, Damian Callender, first from the left on the photo.
We have also received a visit from Troy Aitken, the manager for the Ukrainian Resettlement Programme, third from the left on the photo.
Projects funded by the local authority help us maintain our partnership with the UEL, which in return benefits vulnerable local residents attending UEL Legal Advice Centre, who cannot afford advice privately.
Fourth from the right is our immigration advisor, Sylwia Szymczyk, who was recently granted UEL Law Fellowship, and first from the right, our immigration casework volunteer, Denys Yeltarov. Denys also studies law at UEL and volunteers in UEL Legal Advice Centre.
Together, we make legal help accessible and work jointly to strengthen local community.
A very special thank you to the Ukrainian Community Connectors Project Workers for making sure that those in the greatest need of legal help are promptly identified and referred.