Our mission is two-fold: to provide an unbiased communications platform for migrants and refugees to safely share their stories while providing reliable advice and insights into life in the UK.

Featured Stories

Review of Hear Our Stories – An Anthology of Writings on Migration (2023)

by | Mar 1, 2024 | Sticky | 0 Comments

Available at: Hear Our Stories \ Support Us Review by Alison Hramiak  A  moving and inspiring book, literally, from cover to cover. The front cover, created...

Recognising and Navigating Loneliness in a Multicultural Environment

by | Dec 7, 2023 | Sticky | 0 Comments

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale The irony of loneliness is that you can feel lonely in a room full of people. There are many forms of loneliness, not least when you feel an...

Say it Loud

Say it Loud

by | Feb 11, 2022 | Sticky | 0 Comments

Trust and Belief: A world of difference for LGBTQ+ refugees Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale LinkedIn Aloysius Ssali, a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, is the founder and...

Time to have a meaningful conversation

by | Feb 19, 2019 | Sticky | 0 Comments

Insights on engaging in dialogue with people from diverse backgrounds, with diverse perspectives leading to a meaningful exchange of ideas. “It is hardly possible to...

Latest Stories

Studying in the UK: An International Dream

by | May 14, 2024 | Shared Experiences | 0 Comments

By: Khushi Handa The story of why people choose to become international students in the UK, the support offered and what happens post-graduation. The United Kingdom has...

The Art of Borrowing: Facilitating Integration into New Communities

by | May 7, 2024 | Shared Experiences | 0 Comments

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale In a time of transition and the possibility of multiple relocations, migrants often face numerous challenges settling into a new community and...

The Lightless Sky My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee (2019)

by | May 5, 2024 | Afghan,Refugees,Review,Shared Experiences | 0 Comments

by Alison Hramiak Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene GhouriAtlantic Books, London Review by Alison Hramiak Alison reflects on the story of an Afghan child, leaving home and...

The Migrant Entrepreneur’s Guide to Overcoming Challenges in Business by Cherie McLaughlin

by | Apr 9, 2024 | Education,Migration,Refugees,Shared Experiences | 0 Comments

Photo by Freepik By: Cherie McLaughlin Many migrants become entrepreneurs, sometimes moving between countries makes you see opportunities.  In the UK, 15% of...

Empowering Icons: Women’s Voices on the Women Who #InspireInclusion

by | Mar 6, 2024 | Diversity,Hear Our Stories,Inspiring Inclusion,IWD,Shared Experiences | 0 Comments

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale Celebrating the transformative power of women's influence as we amplify voices of appreciation as part of IWD2024. We invited women to share...

The Power of Creativity: Building a Positive Persona Amidst Adversity

by | Feb 26, 2024 | Connections,Hear Our Stories,Migration,Shared Experiences,Stories,Volunteering | 0 Comments

Ruth celebrating her contribution when her community garden won first prize at the flower show By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale Discover how one woman, facing adversity, found...

Breaking Barriers: REN’s Journey to Connect Chinese and British Communities

by | Feb 7, 2024 | Chinese New Year,Connections,Cultural,Cultural Heritage,Culture,Diversity,Migration | 0 Comments

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale Breaking down cultural barriers and fostering inclusion, learn how this new Community Interest Company (CIC) seeks to connect the rich tapestry...

Finding Commonalities Transforms the Lives of Those in Need

by | Jan 26, 2024 | Connectblog,Cultural Heritage,Diversity,Migrant children,Refugee stories,Refugee Week,Refugees | 0 Comments

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale Explore the inspiring story of Aliya Abidi, a protector of refugees, transforming their lives through education and empowerment. A love of...

What is it like Being an Undocumented Migrant and a Guest of Refugee Hosts?

by | Jan 15, 2024 | Accomodation,Connections,Cultural Heritage,Food,Housing,Migration,Shared Experiences | 0 Comments

Lockdown and living in the countryside By Ruth This is Ruth's story of the generosity she has experienced, how she has coped with living in different places with...

The reality of living in a Home Office Hotel 

by | Jan 1, 2024 | Accomodation,Daily Life,Food,Housing,Refugee stories,Shared Experiences | 0 Comments

The plate in a Home Office hotel By Ruth Ruth writes of daily life in a Home Office hotel. It is not at all luxurious and very tough at Christmas. Life in a Home Office...

What is the Best Gift I Can Give at Christmas? Your Time as a Volunteer

by | Dec 19, 2023 | Connections,Migration,Shared Experiences,Volunteering | 0 Comments

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale For the last few weeks people have been thinking about what the best gift is to give over Christmas. But Christmas is more than beautifully...

A Shield Against Exploitation: Why Migrants Need to Understand Their Rights

by | Dec 13, 2023 | Shared Experiences | 0 Comments

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale As we celebrate International Migrants Day, this article sheds light on the importance of understanding and asserting one’s rights to combat...

Rights for All: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 75

by | Dec 8, 2023 | Shared Experiences | 0 Comments

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale #MigrantsDay, #RefugeeRights, #MigrationStories, #Inclusion, #HumanRights, #GlobalSolidarity The entitlement of the human rights afforded to us...

Cultural Tapestry: Navigating Dual Identities 

by | Nov 26, 2023 | Cultural Heritage,Diversity,Hear Our Stories,Migration,Stories | 0 Comments

By Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale   The children and grandchildren of the migrants who settled here from the 1950s to today don’t need a label; they are a seamless...

Black Representation Across our National Curriculum: a Step Towards Combating Racism

by | Oct 25, 2023 | Black History Month,BlackHistoryMatters,Shared Experiences | 0 Comments

Althia Anson-Barnett Sinéad Mangan-Mc Hale Understand the importance of including Black representation in our education system and celebrate the Black women...

Latest Podcasts

Insights into migration from a Hungarian perspective

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Podcasts | 0 Comments

Refugee Tales and visiting a Detention Centre

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Podcasts | 0 Comments

Nour Majan graduating

From Aleppo to Telford

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Podcasts | 0 Comments

Nour Majan describes her journey from Syria and her ten years in the UK

Policy work on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Podcasts | 0 Comments

Richard Williams describes the story of his policy work advocating for refugees and asylum seekers

The 1960s journey from Barbados to the UK

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Podcasts | 0 Comments

The 1960s journey from Barbados to the UK | TogetherInTheUK Michele Bent shares her parents's story, the joys, triumphs and tribulations.

Faith, belonging and cultural identity

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Podcasts | 0 Comments

Sadiqa discusses faith, belonging and cultural identity

red poppy flower field at daytime

100 years of Polish migration stories

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Podcasts | 0 Comments

Jola Pieskowska discusses her career and some of the history of Polish migration

War, oppression and prejudice

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Podcasts | 0 Comments

Prof Marius Turda discusses the transition from communism for Eastern Europe, eugenics and the war in Ukraine.

Eugenics, Ant-Roma Racism and vulnerability

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Podcasts | 0 Comments

Prof. Marius Turda discusses eugenics, anti-Roma racism and possible consequences of the war in Ukraine.

The Road Much Travelled

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Podcasts | 0 Comments

Aman shares insights into UK and Indian culture and useful advice for anyone migrating to the UK.

Advocating for the Eastern European Community

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Podcasts | 0 Comments

Adina describes growing up in communist Romania and her work advocating for the Eastern European communities.