Our Mission

Lucia Vinzon, Director of IRMO, receiving an Award for Community Organisation of the Year from Jeremy Corbyn, May 2015
Our Vision

Latin Americans living in the UK are empowered to fulfil their potential and are able to fully and equally access services and opportunities.

Our Mission

IRMO is a community-led organisation that provides Latin Americans with tools and information in an empowering process to build fulfilled, independent and integrated lives in the UK using a rights-based approach.

We do this through a flexible and comprehensive approach addressing a wide range of needs at a number of levels. Our work with the community spans three main pillars:

  • Education, training and employment
  • Advice and case-work
  • Wellbeing

In addition, we have a cross-cutting pillar, which is campaigning for the rights of all migrant communities. Building on over three decades experience, we aim to build a stronger and more resilient community.

Our Values

INCLUSIVE: We believe in inclusivity, ensuring everyone has equal opportunities and celebrating one another’s differences. Our doors are open to everyone: Spanish and Portuguese speakers, local residents and anyone who is in need.

COLLABORATIVE: We believe in taking a participatory approach to decision making, working with and for the community, our staff and volunteers. We believe that we can achieve more when we collaborate with others.

WELCOMING: We believe in creating an open, welcoming, friendly, safe environment in which everyone is treated with respect and feels supported.

FLEXIBLE: We believe in responding flexibly to the changing needs of the community whilst maintaining high standards in all our services.

COMPREHENSIVE: We believe in taking a comprehensive approach to tackling problems, addressing a range of needs at a number of different levels.   

EMPOWERING: We believe in an empowering process in which we can work with the community, providing tools, information and social support, so that individuals can feel confident in accessing opportunities and information to build better futures.

SOLIDARITY: We believe in standing in solidarity with Latin Americans around the world and with other migrant and disadvantaged communities.

Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organization