IRMO works to enable the development, agency, and participation of Latin Americans and other Spanish and Portuguese speakers, by responding to both immediate needs and structural inequalities.
We do this by offering high quality information and advice services, opportunities for development and training, and a platform to seek social and systemic change.
Our work is organised across three main operational areas and a cross-cutting area:
- Advice and Casework: We provide frontline, one-to-one advice and casework in Spanish and Portuguese on key areas of need for the community, including immigration, welfare entitlements, housing and homelessness prevention.
- Education, Training and Employment: Our comprehensive programme of support in education, training and employment includes a range of activities aimed at improving our beneficiaries’ social and cultural integration in the UK.
- Children and Young People: Our family and youth projects offer dedicated ESOL classes, homework support and creative workshops for recently arrived children and young people. Parents are supported to meet their family needs and access other services through targeted advice, advocacy, referrals and learning workshops.
- Advocacy, Research, Policy mapping and Campaigning: to ensure fair and equal access to services and exercise of rights for Latin Americans and other Spanish and Portuguese speakers in London.
The Latin American community is one of the fastest growing, yet least visible, migrant communities in London. With almost 40 years of experience, we support over 4,000 people every year.