The Islington Chinese Association (ICA) has been successful in its funding application and allocated government funding by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities to launch a community project to help Hong Kongers settle into life in the U.K..
ICA’s Welcome Hongkongers programme focuses on providing Induction, promoting Cohesion and facilitating Adaptation. Advice services, classes and activities are offered to help Hong Kongers enhance their language and communication skills, understanding of local communities and cultures, skills and knowledge for job seeking and adaptation to the new environment. The programme aims to create a platform to facilitate mutual support among the newly arrived Hong Kongers and to inspire exchange of skills, training and knowledge in cultural heritage with the local communities.
Through providing advice services, classes and activities, ICA aims to help BN(O) holders enhance their language and communication skills, understand local communities and cultures, acquire skills and knowledge for job seeking and adaptation to the new environment.