The London Irish Centre is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Amy Winehouse Foundation to provide advice to younger people. On Thursday 31 May, Amy’s parents, Mitch and Jane Winehouse, will attend the launch of this project at The London Irish Centre in Camden.
The Foundation’s relationship with the Centre began when Mitch Winehouse switched on the London Irish Centre’s Christmas tree lights, located in Camden Square, where Amy had lived. From this event grew a relationship and new services.
The first stage of this project is an important new publication, Moving to London: A Practical Companion for Irish People. The handbook contains information on finding housing, employment, getting help in a crisis, using health services and many other areas of interest for potential migrants. The booklet also contains advice from Irish people who have moved to London in the last 18 months.
A PDF version of the handbook is available from the Centre’s website at http://issuu.com/londonirishcentre/docs/movingtolondon free of charge. Printed copies of the publication are also available from the Centre directly.
The Director of Welfare, Jeff Moore, said “Since the recession we have seen a substantial increase in the number of individuals living in Ireland who are looking for information on moving to London. This booklet is our direct and accessible response to this need”.
“With the support of the Amy Winehouse Foundation we are now able to provide focused services for younger Irish migrants. This booklet represents the first stage of a larger project aimed at ensuring potential and recent migrants are able to access the information and support they need to ensure they do not place themselves at risk”.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation is also funding advice service for younger Irish migrants who are at risk as a result of poorly planned migration.
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