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Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom, 2007/02/01 - Thetford is set to welcome international visitors, as Polish and Portuguese Consulates visit Keystone Development Trust. This is part of META's work to provide support for migrant workers in Norfolk, and encourage community integration.
Thetford is set to welcome international visitors, as European Consulates visit Keystone Development Trust. For the first time, Janusz Wach, the Polish Consul General will visit Keystone offices on Friday 2nd February. This is the second recent Consul visit to Thetford, as Miguel Pires, the Portuguese Consul General visited Keystone on January 26th.
Organised as part of the work of META, the Consul visits provide an opportunity for Thetford’s migrant workers to meet the representatives from their home nations and to facilitate an ongoing discussion about key issues.
“The Polish community is one of the largest migrant communities in Norfolk and Suffolk. As Portuguese people had the chance to meet their Consul General, META decided to give the same opportunity to Polish people. We hope that this visit will help to further the relationship between local authorities and Polish people,” said Susana Forte Vaz Community Integration Facilitator at Keystone Development Trust.
The visit from the Polish Consul General forms a central part of META’s efforts to develop good working relationships with the Polish Government. In addition to this, META is hoping to provide an information service similar to that currently offered to the Portuguese community. This service assists the work of the Consulates, by helping prepare migrant workers for visits to their Consulates in London.
META – Working as part of the Equalities project, META offers information and advice to Migrant workers based in Norfolk and works with local statutory bodies to encourage community integration.
Equalities - The main objective of this project is about improve access to jobs and services for the migrant communities that now reside in the KDT area. However, the project also seeks to support the development of good relationships between these 'new' communities and the existing residents, something which can only be of benefit to us all. (Funders information and logos shown above)
Keystone Development Trust (keystonetrust.org.uk) - Supported by a wide range of funders, we aim to improve the quality of life and opportunities for people who live, study and work in the Keystone area through sustainable, community led regeneration.