Voice and Influence
REMA is active in partnership work locally to improve the quality of life for Rotherham’s communites. We provide management support to The Rotherham Ethnic Communities Network to ensure BME communites have a greater voice and influence in the town.
RECN is the BME Network for Rotherham. RECN provides an independent, strong and influential voice for BME communities. It works to help voluntary, community and faith organisations to play a full part in designing, developing and delivering public services in Rotherham. It is set apart from other local local networks by virtue of its openness to membership from individuals as well as organisations.
The Network has a dual purpose.
1 – It provides a platform for debate and discussion on issues that affect BME groups and communities.
2 – It provides representation to the wider mainstream public services and local strategic partnerships.
Get In Touch!
REMA provides various services to support BAME people in Rotherham
Community Navigator (support for New Arrivals)
The Community Navigator offers settlement support to BAME communities living in the Rotherham area.
You can contact the Community Navigators with issues relating to:
Access (health) — Registering with a GP and Dentist
Access (Education)—School/nursery registration
Translation & Interpretation
Accessing other community organisations/ activities
Guidance and advice to access other services
To find out more or to make an appointment contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01709 720744 / 07523512630
Immigration advice for asylum seekers and refugees
We provide OISC accredited level 1 immigration advice and support. This includes applications for entry clearance, Leave to Enter and Leave to Remain. We also provide advice on basic applications that are within the Immigration Rules to include the following categories:
- visitors • spouses/unmarried partners under the five-year route • fiancé(e)s • other dependent relatives • Settled and Pre-settled Status application • Points Based Immigration System applications • Other work visas permitted under the rules (for example - UK Ancestry Visa or Frontier Worker Permit) • Applications covering extensions of stay and settlement under Appendix ECAA, formerly covered by the European Communities Association Agreement (ECAA). • Diplomats, their family members and domestic staff • BN(O) Status Holder, Administrative review, varying conditions of leave, Nationality and citizenship under UK law.
To find out more or to make an appointment contact us on email@example.com, or call on 01709 720744 / 07745182787
An advice and signposting service for the local Roma community. Sessions are available on an appointment basis. Support is provided on a wide range of issues including benefits, debt and accessing services. Our advisers speak a variety of community languages.
To find out more or to make an appointment contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01709 720744 / 07719 481898
We understand just how important volunteering is, not only for society as a whole but also for the individuals who decide to get involved. Volunteering provides people with an opportunity to contribute to good causes and also to develop personally. It can provide a pathway into work or new experiences to help open other avenues in life. Volunteering from amongst the BME community is also a great tool to combat divisive narratives about Minority communities.
REMA supports a range of community activities and organisations with volunteers. Our work includes:
- Engagement and promotion of volunteering opportunities
- Development of volunteers (Training and Peer support)
- Policy development and advice for local BME groups
- Volunteer coordination and management to support civic events
Contact us to find out more about volunteering or to promoting your volunteering opportunities.
“I’ve volunteered through REMA for the past year, straight from leaving school. It has really helped me experience the ‘adult/grown-up world’. I have learnt a lot of new skills and I feel much more confident about finding work after leaving college” Fatimah Ali