Driven by Your Needs
Alongside partners like MiCLU, Money A+E, New Europeans and local schools, we advocate for the Albanian speaking community in areas such as immigration, education, benefits and debt, and employment.
- Signposting Albanian speaking asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, refugees and migrants to the best legal and specialist advice and services
- Guiding service users to access support and advice to avoid social and economic exclusion
- Developing partnerships to ensure that the needs of the Albanian speaking community are understood and addressed by immigration, housing and settlement, support, and employment providers.
Shpresa Programme is proud to have played a leading role in helping the Albanian speaking community in London to ‘find its feet’ – and has done so with minimum disruption, and at a faster pace than many other newly arrived immigrant or asylum seeking communities.
Given that most Albanian speaking families arrive in the UK speaking little to no English, with very few resources, feeling vulnerable and isolated, and often in considerable distress; the levels of integration and active community participation truly has exceeded all expectations.
“I’d arrived in the UK alone. I had problems with my solicitor. Shpresa helped me to go to see my solicitor. They then helped me to make an appointment to see my MP. One night a member of the team visited me at 9pm. I now give people Shpresa’s number.”
“I arrived in 2003 and had no documents at all. Shpresa helped me to open a bank account and they achieved this with the support of our local MP.”
“There are challenges that are not talked about such as male dominance. Shpresa challenges such issues to support women. If we identify issues, we talk about them so that we can tackle them. Shpresa is about making an impact and giving role models for women and children.”
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We are proud of who we are, what we do and who we work with. If you would like to work with us, find out more, or are in need of our help then please get in touch: