While every refugee's story is different and their anguish personal, they all share a common thread of uncommon courage – the courage not only to survive, but to persevere and rebuild their shattered lives. 1.Issues effecting RCO Groups and Members. 2. Salford Forum for Refugees and people Seeking Asylum. 3.Transition to Refugee status from Asylum Seeker. 1.UK Discretionary Leave to Refugees . 2.Family re-union. 2.Education 3.Employement 4.Health 5.Housing -Serco •Hold regular meetings •Information sharing and support •Campaign about issues •Raise awareness •Provide help and support •Provide training •Organise social and cultural events •Hate crime training with housing providers •PCT consultation •Consultation with Salix Homes •Participation in Salford ‘Better communities Group’ •Bringing together different communities through events and celebration •Refugee Week •Refugee World Cup •Black History Month •Food festival •Football competition Establish and extend solid partnerships Promote inclusion and diversity Inform and influence policy and decision making Empower Forum members through trainings Seek core and operational funding University of Salford Allerton Building Frederick Road Campus Salford M6 6PU We also meet at Pendleton Gateway Library every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10.30am to 12.30pm Website: www.salfordrefugeeforum.org.uk Transition to Refugee status from Asylum Seeker. Housing Benefits Setting up a bank account Helping agencies Family reunion Child Tax Credits Education / Jobs If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.