Alba Polska

HAR & Feniks wish to continue with the Alba Polska project for another year. We always imagined this to be at least a 2 year project. We particularly need more time to make inroads with Eastern European communities. Continued funding will also allow us to develop our ‘English Language Cafes,’ set up new ‘Information Points’ for immigrants and maximise on a ‘See Me’ funded project which Feniks is leading on: to improve awareness of mental ill health & reduce stigma within the Polish community in Edinburgh. We believe the two projects would work well together. We also need to invest more time in developing Feniks & supporting this important, community led organisation to become better established & sufficiently funded so that they can fully participate in promoting integration of CEE immigrants & contribute to the reduction of health inequalities in Edinburgh.