|Who we are|
We are the independent membership organisation created by and for the North East region’s Refugee-led Community Organisations (RCOs), enabling them to unite and produce their Collective Voice and empowering them to be active agents in change by speaking up for and by themselves to decision makers to influence policy and services that impact on the lives of the whole community of asylum seekers and refugees living across the region.
Each one of our member organisations supports the settlement and integration of communities in exile from across the world. As new members of the regional community, they want to participate in and contribute to the social, economic and cultural vitality and future of the North East, as active citizens.
The RRF has achieved regional and national recognition for its model of Collective Action. We were awarded Outstanding Smaller Organisation at the North East Voluntary & Community Sector Awards 2013, and Community Organisation of the Year at the 2012 Tees Valley BME Achievement Awards.
We are a member of the North East Migration Network, and co-chair its Move on & Economic Inclusion subgroup. We work closely with the North of England Refugee Service, the Refugee Council and with refugee led networks across the UK to share and exchange learning and ideas about what works.
See our Annual Reviews for more information on our work and impact.
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