Respect project aimed to ensure that migrant workers are treated with fairness and dignity at work and in society.
Reach out to support ethnic diversity is a project supported by the European Union’s Peace III Programme as awarded by Louth Peace and Reconciliation Partnership. Respect aims to ensure that migrant workers are treated with fairness and dignity at work and in society and to foster peace and reconciliation through enhanced cross-community understanding.
Migrant care workers make an important contribution to supporting vulnerable older people to continue to live in their own homes and communities. Yet the contribution these workers make to the economic and social life of the north east is often overlooked because so little is known of their experiences at work and in the community. Lack of knowledge and cultural understanding can in turn have a destabilising effect in host communities. Through the Respect Project, the Netwell Centre hopes to raise awareness of cultural diversity and in doing so support care workers, migrant and indigenous, to provide the best possible care they can to older people.
The Respect Project will run until December 2010, adopting a qualitative and quantitative approach involving in-depth interviews and workshops to provide opportunities for learning and sharing experiences for migrant care workers, indigenous care workers and people from the host community.