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Support for Central and Eastern European Nationals in Salford

11th March 2022

HomeNewsSupport for Central and Eastern European Nationals in Salford

We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from the Salford CCG Innovation and Improvement Fund to deliver a new project to support the most vulnerable and out of reach communities within Salford, with a particular focus on reaching Central and Eastern European (CEE) Nationals.

The Labyrinth Project is an innovative and exciting partnership between Gaddum,  Europia and The Melissus Project launching on 1 April 2022 and will provide one-to-one support, community drop-in sessions and Education and Empowerment sessions across a range of health and wellbeing topics. Our project aims to support Salford residents to navigate through the ‘labyrinth’ of health and social care services to build resilience and independence, develop English language skills and improve health and wellbeing.

The Labyrinth Project will enable CEE nationals to access:

  • Outreach Workers
  • Community Translators
  • Assistance in arranging appointments and follow up actions

Gaddum, a 200-year-old charity with a substantial track record in providing services in Advocacy, Carers support and Therapy, is working collaboratively with Europia, who have over a decade experience of supporting CEE nationals across Greater Manchester, and The Melissus Project, who specialise in trauma-informed responses to support people with complex needs.

Taking a place-based approach, this is a pioneering project that highlights the challenges faced by CEE nationals and the current gaps in service provision.  Our partnership approach and combined expertise and experience are key to maximising our collective impact on the community.

Amanda Rafferty, NHS Senior Manager, Engagement and Inclusion said:

“This project is so important, especially in the current climate when many Eastern Europeans will be affected by the events in Ukraine. The service will provide a safe place for people to share their experiences and be connected with services that can help them. This could be anything from mental health to registering with a GP. Services will also benefit from a better understanding of needs”.

As part of the project, we are recruiting for 2 new posts: Team Leader and Community Connector. Visit our vacancies page for more details.

For more information about the project, please contact