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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Tamworth hosts multi-agency event

03/11/2014

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Organisations from across the region will be exploring how best to engage with people who have moved to the area from Eastern Europe and Russia.

"We have a rich diversity of cultures and communities in our region so it is essential that we can communicate effectively with those who don’t speak English as a first language." 

Tom Osborne - Community Safety Officer at Tamworth

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Nash Dom Community Interest Company’s work to ensure that people stay safe and understand local laws and regulations.

A range of partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors have been invited to attend the event at Tamworth Community Fire Station, Marlborough Way, on Wednesday, November 5.

They will share advice and best practice on how to communicate effectively with new residents on issues including homelessness, welfare benefits, housing, health and wellbeing, debt management and laws relating to immigration, education and employment.

Tom Osborne, Community Safety Officer at Tamworth, said: "We have a rich diversity of cultures and communities in our region so it is essential that we can communicate effectively with those who don’t speak English as a first language.

"Working together and using the expertise of the various organisations involved will help us to gain a greater understanding of how best to engage with people who have moved to the area from Eastern Europe and Russia. This, in turn, will enable us to reach as many members of the community as possible and pass on our potentially life-saving safety messages."