- Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual & Transgender Conference 2005
- 29 July 2005
Conference supports the Refugee Learning Project, being piloted by Unison
Scotland which aims to give asylum seekers work experience in social
service and health settings with mentor support to hopefully eventually
allow them to obtain employment in these areas. This project is
benefiting asylum seekers practically by integrating them into the
community further, and tackling the wider prejudice that they face in
society generally. This is an example of how lifelong learning reps can
be used to tackle prejudice and discrimination. It is hoped to use this
project to support some of the LGBT asylum seekers in Scotland, use
their skills and talents and help them into work in the caring field.
Conference urges regions to investigate the possibility of setting up similar projects in their region if appropriate.