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Jolena Flett

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Jolena is the Advocacy and Advice Manager of the Belfast Migrant Centre, tackling the barriers faced by migrant workers in Northern Ireland and providing them with free advice and assistance. The Belfast Migrant Centre is a consortium of UNISON, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the Polish Association (NI) and the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities (NICEM) under the Welcome House Project. She has been working with NICEM since 2003, initially as an advisor supporting victims of racist violence and harassment, and since 2010 managing the Belfast Migrant Centre. Her other areas of work include delivering NICEM’s OCN accredited Equality and Diversity training, presenting awareness raising workshops and working with Black and Minority Ethnic groups on issues of quality assurance and good governance through PQASSO training and mentoring.

The Disraeli Room
ResPublica’s Response to the Industrial Strategy White Paper

Following the creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in July 2016 and firing the starting gun for a string of sector...

The Disraeli Room
ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2017

The second Budget of 2017 delivered by Philip Hammond following the abolition of the Autumn Statement, was widely trailed as a tight political tightrope for...

Child Protection in the Digital Age

I was delighted when the Government introduced its Digital Economy Bill in the last session which gave effect to the 2015 General Election manifesto commitment...

A stake in it for everyone; why Conservatives should support regulation of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

FOBTs or B2 machines are highly addictive, one way we know this, according to research conducted by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, is that FOBT...

Championing renewed leadership in governance and business practice

It didn’t get to the point where we saw ‘Save Unilever’ held aloft on placards outside Downing Street, yet there was widespread unease about Kraft’s...

Industrial Strategy: A positive start but more must be done

The Government revealed their industrial strategy this week, with three main aims: Build on our strengths and extend excellence into the future; Close the gap...

Who can give the modern Cathy a home?

It’s 50 years since Ken Loach’s groundbreaking film, Cathy Come Home, documented the inhuman effects of homelessness. Without a home, as his heartbreaking film shows,...

We need a manufacturing resurgence more than ever. How can we bring it about?

There’s been a familiar narrative emerging since Thursday’s vote – this was the left behind white working class getting one over the London-centric political and...

The economic impacts of a Brexit would make us more, not less, reliant on other countries

Yesterday’s letter from Ford to its employees was the latest chapter in the economic debate on Britain’s EU membership, which has largely focused on the...