Zak Patel

I am a Caseworker on the RISE (Refugees into sustainable employment) Programme. RISE is a free employment programme for refugees. It is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

My experience and skills

As a refugee caseworker, my skills range from giving advice and support to vulnerable individuals with addressing the barriers that stop them from being productive members of society. I support them with housing issues, homelessness, education, access to benefits and employment.

My interests

In my spare time, I also spend a lot of time advocating for refugees, and ensuring they have access to equal opportunities.