Ciara Kenny

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Moving to London guide produced with help from the Amy Winehouse Foundation

London Irish Centre and Amy Winehouse Foundation publish online guide to housing, employment and welfare assistance in London, as part of a bigger project to assist young Irish arrivals in the city.

Tue, Jun 5, 2012, 17:18


Cover of the Moving to London guide (click to download full booklet)

The London Irish Centre have put together an excellent new guide called Moving to London: A Companion for Irish People which contains comprehensive information on housing, employment, welfare assistance, health services, and other areas of interest for Irish migrants who have recently moved or are planning to move to London.

The guide was produced with assistance from the Amy Winehouse Foundation, who have recently partnered with the London Irish Centre to provide an advice service for young Irish migrants who are at risk as a result of poorly planned migration.

The handbook also contains advice and stories from Irish people who have settled in the city in the past 18 months. Download the booklet here.

“Since the recession we have seen a substantial increase in the number of individuals living in Ireland who are looking for information on moving to London,” said Jeff Moore, director of welfare at the London Irish Centre.

” This booklet is the first stage of a larger project aimed at ensuring potential and recent migrants are able to access the information and support they need to ensure they do not place themselves at risk.”