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During lockdown, individuals and families may be exposed to various challenges. In this section, we have curated the main support organisations for children and families.
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Try and keep a mobile phone with you at all times if possible. The police are a key service when in immediate danger. Do not be afraid to call 999 in an emergency.
Step Change is the UK's leading debt charity where you can get expert debt advice and fee-free debt management to help you tackle your debts
Visit their website if you are in a cash crisis situation and urgently need money for food or other essentials. This video also explains what to do if you’re worried about your financial situation.
Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. They have tailored advice for young people, older people, migrants, disabled people, people in the criminal justice system and many other groups.
Use their free and easy-to-use Benefits Calculator and Grants Search tools to check what benefits you might be able to claim and what grants you might be able to apply for.
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. If you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child, they might be able to help.
Citizens Advice is a network of independent charities offering confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.
The Debt Advice Foundation is a charity that provides information and a helpline to help you understand the array of options that can be considered; such as a debt management plan, bankruptcy, IVA and debt consolidation.
The Trussell Trust provides emergency food and support. They support a nationwide network of food banks to work with people locked in poverty. If you cannot afford food, they can direct you to a local foodbank and emergency food. If you can afford food but are unable to get it, they can point you to your local council or Citizens Advice.
The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church. They provide a range of outreach support services for youth and children, families, older people, those experiencing homelessness and more. You can find your nearest Salvation Army here.
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. They offer help specifically during the pandemic, as well as mental health support, wheelchair support, refugee and asylum seeker support, financial advice and more. They have a network of volunteers providing support. Get in touch here.
IFAN has mapped the UK's independent food banks on an interactive map, of which there are at least 1007. They campaign on food poverty across the UK.
Feeding Britain run a network of emergency food programmes across the UK to protect children and their families from hunger, including school holiday programmes, community food centres, fuel banks and advice and advocacy. Hot meals and food packages are being made available, through a combination of home deliveries and collection points.
Olio is a food sharing app that connects neighbours with each other and Food Waste Hero volunteers with local businesses, to share food (and other things) rather than chuck them away.
BLAM Charity provides training, support and resources, and works to improve outcomes for Black Britons. They champion Black British cultural capacity and creativity, improve mental health, provide decolonised education and support inclusion through a range of projects including teacher training and resources for educators.
Which? is the UK's consumer champion. They research consumer issues that matter, with impartial expert advice. They also do product reviews.
The Sharan Project aims to empower, educate and inspire vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin, who have been disowned and want to learn more about the support and choices that are available to them. They offer free impartial, confidential and culturally sensitive support, advice and information on key life skills including employment, education, financial, and legal.
Migrant Help is a charity supporting asylum seekers, refugees and victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. They offer support, resettlement assistance and interpreting. Their coronavirus page provides translated support.
Free asylum helpline: 0808 8010 503
Refugee Action is a UK-wide charity supporting refugees and people seeking asylum since 1981. They support refugees to access housing and support, provide training to organisations and run campaigns. They also have a facts section on refugees.
The Migrant Children's Project offers free initial legal advice on all issues affecting migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children, young people and families including: Immigration, asylum and nationality law; Support and accommodation; Age assessment; Education, work and training; Health care
The charity for single parent families. They provide expert advice and practical support for single mums and dads in England and Wales.
The NSPCC believes that it’s up to each of us to do everything possible to keep childhood safe from abuse, so children can grow up healthy and thrive. Amongst a range of resources, they now have a dedicated Coronavirus advice and support hub for parents and carers.
A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere - a range of courses are available for children with different skills, abilities & interests.
Educational apps specially designed to support children with special educational needs, including autism and Down syndrome.
Carers UK exists to help the 6,000 people who start looking after someone each day. They’ve issued recommendations for carers during Covid-19.
Age UK is the leading charity for older people. Visit Age UK today for help, information and advice. Age UK has also provided advice on how to stop the spread of the virus, and actions to take.
Action on Addiction is a UK addictions charity. They provide life-saving treatment for individuals and families affected by all kinds of addiction including alcohol, drugs (prescribed and nonprescribed), gambling, gaming, sex and love, and some food-related disorders.
Find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law.
Go to Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol today.
Drink Aware provides independent advice, information and tools to help people make better choices about their drinking. If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol there is lots of help available. You can find useful links and phone numbers on their website, as well as an online chat option.
Alcohol Change can support you to access information and advice on alcohol during the Coronavirus outbreak, This includes tips for managing your drinking, links to support you can access even while self-isolating, and guidance for professionals.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support, and legal services. Their main site has a range of resources to help those in need of housing support. You can also find links to their regional information.
Supporting those who have experienced violence and abuse is at the core of everything Refuge do. No matter what your experience – domestic violence, sexual violence, ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, FGM, human trafficking or modern slavery – they aim to support you. Refuge run a range of specialist services to help survivors access safety and rebuild their lives. Their free 24hr helpline is on 0808 2000 247.
Empowers individuals to take control of their health and wellbeing through accurate information, advice and guidance. They provide safe, judgment-free and inclusive platforms for community members to discuss and engage in activities that promote healthy lifestyle choices.
Offering a range of services, including specialist counselling, advice and advocacy, and professional training, the Ashiana Network helps ethnic minority women between the ages of 16 and 30 who are at risk of domestic violence and sexual violence. You can call them on 020 8539 0427.
Asian Women's Resource Centre is a voluntary sector grassroots organisation, based in Harlesden, provides services for women who are, or have been experiencing domestic abuse. Services include information for survivors of domestic abuse, support in securing safe housing, advocacy and interpreters, access to counselling and legal advice They also provide support in multiple languages, including Bengali, Guajarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and Farsi.
CIAC is a free information, advice and support to disadvantaged Chinese people living in the United Kingdom. Among the services offered are support for navigating immigration, home and housing support, and legal assistance.
EACH was established in 1991 as Ethnic Alcohol Counselling in Hounslow to address this gap. It was the first Asian specific community-based alcohol service to be established in the UK and a pioneer in the provision of culturally sensitive alcohol services. They now offer counselling and support to help anyone affected by drugs and alcohol, mental health issues, violence and abuse, as well as social and peer activities.
Enfield Muslim’s Women’s Aid provides relief for women and their dependent children who suffered or who are at risk of suffering domestic violence or abuse through the provision of accommodation, support and advice. Their number is 020 8920 3565.
IMECE supports women from ethnic minority backgrounds, in particular supporting Turkish, Kurdish, and Cyproit Turkish women. They work with all those who self-identify as women. Services include counselling, advice and information, and training.
IKWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence.
They provide direct services for women and girls, including advocacy, training and counselling.
Jewish Women's Aid supports Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse & sexual violence. They also have resources to help individuals support someone they suspect is going through domestic abuse. Their helpline is at 0808 801 0500
Kiran support services are Asian Women empowering Asian Women in Walthamstow for over 30 years. They offer refuges, immigration support, children's services, counselling, training, support with abusive relationships and family legal advice. Their phoneline is 020 8558 1986
KMEWO is an organisation that works with women from Kurdish, Middle Eastern and North African backgrounds, supporting those fleeing civil war and gender based violence through one-to-one support, bilingual counselling and confidence building, education, training and volunteer opportunities.
Call them on: 020 7263 1027 (Islington), 020 7708 0057 (Southwark), 07748 851 125 (Mobile)
A community based initiative supporting African and Caribbean heritage women and girls, Sistah Space bridges the gap in domestic abuse services for grassroots and all other African heritage women and girls. Their services include support for domestic, sexual, financial, and organisational abuse survivors, as well as mental health support, and support for those experiencing substance abuse.
The Angelou Centre is a black-led women’s centre based in Newcastle. They offer a range of holistic services for black and minoritised women experiencing violence or marginalisation. As well as frontline support and refuge provision they also work at strategic and national levels ensuring the voices of women are represented and heard.
Apna Ghar provides services for women by women from ethnic minority communities in South Tyneside. These include courses e.g. ESOL, Conversation, Health & Social Care, Volunteering and activities e.g. lunch groups, advice sessions, leisure activities. Interpreting services are available for members and for statutory agencies.
The Halo Project in Middlesborough is a project that will support victims of honour-based violence, forced marriages and FGM by providing appropriate advice and support to victims. Call their helpline on 01642 683 045.
Endeavour in Bolton to end domestic abuse for people and their pets. They have launched a new BAME domestic violence support service focusing on minority groups. Their helpline is on 01204 394842
Saheli gives Asian women in Manchester a chance to get away from violent domestic abuse situations by providing an environment which is safe, culturally familiar and which helps them come to decisions of their own about their next steps. Information and advice is available in multiple languages to help them to make positive decisions for themselves and their children. Helpline on: 0161 945 4187
A refuge for women and children fleeing domestic abuse in Liverpool. The service offers temporary accommodation for families, providing support, understanding and access to additional services when required.
They prioritise the needs of Black and Racial Minority (BRM) women and children but will take referrals from all sections of the community. Their helpline is on 0151 734 0083.
Rochdale Women Welfare Association is committed to protecting the individual rights and dignity of all individuals within the community. They assist women from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds and their children who experience or are at risk of domestic violence through meetings and classes.
Humraaz Support Services in Blackburn provides confidential specialist support to Black and Minority Ethnic women who are experiencing Domestic Abuse and all forms of Harmful Traditional Practices. As well as a refuge, they also provide advocacy, support and peer support for professional women. Warning: website features images of women who have suffered from domestic violence.
Anah Project provides support for women experiencing any form of abuse in Bradford in various languages. They aim to educate women on their human rights, increase their confidence and self-esteem and regain their independence. Their website is available in English, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gugarati, and Hindi. Their helpline is on 08459 60 60 11
Apna Haq is a survivor-led organisation supporting black and minority women and girls in Rotherham to escape violent situations. They welcome women from from any religion or no religion, and of any sexuality, including women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTQIA+).
Panahghar provides free dedicated multi lingual support, advice and advocacy and access to safe refuge for ethnic minority survivors and their families of domestic abuse, sexual abuse or gendered abuse in Coventry and Leicester. If English is not your first language, contact them on their 24hr helpline 0800 055 6519.
Roshni Birmingham is a leading provider supporting ethnic minority communities through their journey to safety, confidence and independence to live free from violence, abuse and fear. Their 24-hour helpline can be found at 0800 953 9666.
P.H.O.E.B.E is an Ipswich-based charity offering advice, information, advocacy support and counselling to ethnic minority women and children, including domestic abuse support. Their number is: 01473 231566
Shakti Women’s Aid Edinburgh helps ethnic minority women, children, and young people experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner, and/ or other members of the household. Working closely with the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, and NHS Scotland, they also provide training and consultancy. Their helpline is on 0131 475 2399.
Hemat Gryffe provides a range of services, including outreach support, culturally sensitive counselling, and support on immigration, domestic abuse, forced marriage or honour based abuse matters for women, children and young people in Glasgow. Their website is available in English, Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu. Their helpline is on 0141 353 0859.
Bawso provides practical and emotional support to black and minority ethnic victims or for those affected at risk of domestic abuse and all forms of violence. Their services include refuge, floating support, outreach, children and men's support.
Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Refuge runs the national domestic abuse helpline via phone or online chat. Their site explains your rights and options, including accessing refuge services and protecting yourself against tech abuse.
Solace Women's Aid exists to end the harm done through Violence Against Women and Girls in London. They offer advice, support, accommodation, therapeutic services, rape crisis, training and services for young people. Their helpline is on 0808 802 5565.
Offer help and advice over the telephone (0808 801 0660) and online, ranging from emotional support to practical support and signposting to other services that can help you. They cover topics from domestic abuse to therapy, as well as specific services for Young Women and Non-Binary people aged 11-25.
Karma Nirvana is British human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. Their helpline is on: 0800 599 9247
Respect is an advice line for male victims of domestic abuse. Call on 0808 801 0327, or use email or webchat.
Choose to stop: providing help for domestic violence perpetrators. Is your behaviour costing you your relationship? Help is available: 0808 8024040.
Rights of Women work in a number of ways to help women through the law, providing legal advice and information on family law, criminal law, immigration and asylum law, and sexual harassment at work
Mutual Aid is a list of local support groups that have been established during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whether you're self isolating and are in need of help, or you have time available and want to help others you can use this website to find a group local to you. There are currently 2052 groups listed.
An organisation that works through the Church of England’s local parish networks, with churches and alongside other faith-based and secular organisations, to bring about positive change in communities. They run neighbour networks, as well as working with people to navigate financial and social justice issues.
The Jewish Leadership Council brings together the major British Jewish organisations to work for the good of the Jewish community. The Jewish Leadership Council and partners throughout the community have created a community portal to navigate the Coronavirus Crisis. This includes support for individuals, communities & charities.
In the face of the Covid-19 crisis, Jewish Care, Nightingale Hammerson and The Fed have come together to make sure the most vulnerable members of the Jewish community receive the additional care they so urgently need. Jewish Care is the largest health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community in London and the South East. They run over 70 centres and services, touching the lives of 10,000 people every week.
Established over 25 years ago, The Sikh Helpline has developed itself to be a trusted point of contact for members of the community in dealing with a range of issues, especially those linked to cultural and social taboos, from hate crimes to mental health and addiction. Coronavirus Support: free professional and confidential counselling over telephone or email.
Young Minds is the UK's leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. They are working to make sure all young people get the best possible mental health. If the current news on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is making you feel anxious, concerned or stressed, read Young Minds advice on what you can do.
Asthma UK provide expert help and support for people living with Asthma through a helpline, WhatsApp support, reports and access to the best information and advice on their website.
Outward Bound is educational charity that helps young people to defy limitations through learning and adventures in the wild. They offer free workshops, reports and events, subsidised training and graduate opportunities. They also offer free day trips for those qualifying for school meals.
YHA England & Wales has over 150 properties, open to anyone from schools, to families, couples and backpackers. They also run subsidised trips for disadvantaged children and families on low incomes to experience travel and adventure.
The YET is an independent, educational charity seeking to promote safe and responsible expeditions. They champion and encourage active, challenging and safe expeditions involving young people. It does this by providing advice and support to expedition leaders and all expedition providers, as well as by advocating the value of youth expeditions.
UK charity dedicated to making lives better through connection with nature. Working with educators, parents and carers, designers and funders to encourage and inspire outdoor learning and play. They have free outdoor learning online support groups during COVID-19, one for families and one for educators and teachers.
Venture Scotland offers young people, who are struggling with life and are aged 16-30, a personal development course based in the outdoors. They provide transport, accommodation, food and outdoor clothing and can even help with bus fare. It begins by having a conversation with a staff member.
SPW is a compassionate, empowering and positive approach to being a single parent with a focus on wellbeing. They run outdoor wellbeing workshops, exercise classes, rambles and general events run by and for single parents, many of which are free, as well as online creativity classes.
Established in 2003, LGBT Health and Wellbeing works to improve the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. You can find their physical activity groups and other services and support for LGBT people of all ages on their website.
Investing in People and Culture promotes the economic and social inclusion of refugees, asylum seekers and other minority communities in the North East. They provide links to education, work, training and integration advice.
NWA is a confidential service run by women, for women. They provide a range of specialist domestic abuse services which include refuge accommodation, recovery programmes, outreach support and children and young people’s support. Their helpline is: 0800 923 2622.
Victims First Northumbria help victims of crime or witnesses in the North East with services including coping and recovery plans, court support, and programmes for supporting children and young adults. Their helpline is 0800 011 3116.
Providing support in information, advocation and services for disabled adults and children in Darlington. DAD offer services such as youth support, peer support, hate crime support, direct payments, advocacy and an independent living hub.
Improving the quality of life of ethnic minorities in the North East by providing support for their integration through:
- Digital inclusion
- English language support
- Wellbeing activities
- Emergency support
- Advocacy and advice
Women's space for eating distress and combating disorders in Newcastle. Call or email to book an appointment for information, wellness, counselling and support.
JET provide support and free ESOL classes for people from ethnic backgrounds, refugees and asylum seekers. JET offers help searching for work, suitable training and work experience, as well as integrating into society and local communities.
This community group in Newcastle offers an intercultural forum promoting South Asian traditional and contemporary arts and cultures. Over the years, the experience of PCS has managed to bring together diverse audiences which have helped to break down the conventional boundaries and cultural barriers.
Asian Women's Centre in London offering information, advice and meeting spaces for different generations of Asian women. Their services include advice, youth groups, multi-lingual homecare, older women's groups and domestic abuse support.
SLOW in London offers support for bereaved parents and siblings through support groups, sibling workshops and resources for others working with bereaved families.
Sikh Temple offering education, community groups, classes and a place for worship in Newcastle.
African and Caribbean Support Organisation Northern Ireland (ACSONI) is a community-based organisation that seeks to provide an array of support and services to those from the continent of Africa, the Caribbean (West Indies), and other families in Northern Ireland. ACSONIs' works collaboratively to preserve, promote and platform the cultural heritage of those from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora through various drop-in support services and comprehensive programmes.
A charity supporting community and civil society organisations with varied schemes and programmes including social, cultural, health and economic development to help communities belonging to the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough.
The Trust is accountable for the distribution of safe and effective health and social care services to a population of approximately 470,000, the single largest resident population in Northern Ireland. The Trust also provides services to Rathlin, the only inhabited island off the coast of Northern Ireland.
The NEEACA offers support, advocacy, advice and empowerment to people of African descent living in the North East. They offer befriending, social and cultural events, assistance and workshops, and opportunities to learn about African achievements, culture, art and music.
The Rowan is the regional Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Northern Ireland, providing a number of different services for individuals who have been raped or sexually assaulted. The service is open to a range of users and had a 24-hour advice helpline on 0800 389 4424. If you were assaulted in the past or recently the company offers a wider range of support for individuals and their specific needs.
Toynbee Hall work to tackle the causes and impacts of poverty in East London. They provide: Legal advice, debt advice, work advice, youth projects, learning programmes and create research and policy reports
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) understand that everyone’s individuals and unique experience of sight loss and therefore offers up help and support for blind and partially sighted people. Services are varied and extensive and this can be from practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services etc.
The Aims of Strabane Ethnic Community Association is to identify and respond to the needs of minority ethnic communities and to raise awareness and understanding within the local community as Northern Ireland become more diverse.
CREST is a charity that promotes racial equality and assists people from communities in South Tyneside (and further afield) to enjoy a better quality of life. Through their Chai and Chat (for over 50s), Forgotten Folklore and Essential Skills for Work clubs, CREST supports those in need to gain access in education, training and employment, to raise aspirations and to ensure their voice is heard.
The Chinese Welfare Trust meets the needs of poor, elderly, vulnerable and victims of racist abuse amongst the Chinese community living in the UK. TCWT also works with different housing associations helping them cater to the needs of their Chinese residents and signposting those seeking sheltered housing and extra-care homes to housing schemes.
Southall Black Sisters provides an advocacy service for women affected by gender based violence. They offer specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages, especially South Asian languages. Whilst their focus is on the needs of black and minority women, we will not turn any woman away who needs emergency help.
INQUEST is the only charity providing expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, lawyers, advice and support agencies, the media and parliamentarians. Their specialist casework includes deaths in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths involving multi-agency failings or where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question.
Hackney CVS is an umbrella body committed to making Hackney a fairer place. They believe everyone should have the best start in life and the best opportunities to succeed regardless of their background, race, social class, gender, sexuality or disability. They offer advice and training to local community groups, allowing them to influence how the public sector works.
The Winch is a programme for young people in Camden and their families to access support to challenge injustice which affects them and their communities. They offer youth clubs, projects, holiday programmes, celebrations, creative spaces, after-school clubs and more.
Clan Mor Sure Start in Belfast works with an array of organisations, parents, and children to ensure every child and parents of a child under 4 have access to advice, information, and services they need to give their children the best start in life and enhance their family lives. This organization offers a range of services from family support, health visiting, midwife support, and much more.
Abianda is a London-based enterprise working with young women affected by gangs and county lines, and the professionals who support them. They offer services to young women aged 10-25 and training for those who work with them.
Sangini is a multicultural women’s organisation based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. They seek to improve the quality of women’s lives by increasing their physical, mental and spiritual health through educational, creative and participatory activities that also celebrate cultural diversity. Classes include cooking, art, storytelling for young people, henna, creative writing etc.
SOAS Detainee Support attempts to break the isolation of immigration detention, and supports people to take control of their cases and resist their imprisonment and deportation. They visit people held in Immigration Removal Centres and London prisons under immigration powers.
Autism NI is a parent-led partnership organisation fashioned to encourage constructive partnerships amongst parents, professionals, and autistic individuals and to address the need for appropriate services.
ASCERT is a charity that has been providing services across Northern Ireland that have been reducing alcohol and drug-related harm in communities across Northern Ireland. They work to reduce alcohol and drug related services harm in the community, providing support to adults, young people and families.
UFFC is a coalition of families and those affected by deaths in UK police, prison, immigration and psychiatric custody.
Disability Action is a Northern Ireland charity that works with people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory disabilities, hidden disabilities, and mental health disabilities. This organisation offers up a range of services from advice, advocacy, driving support, education and training, transport, legal and work advice.
Aapna in Middlesborough offers services including care, counselling, dementia and advocacy support, this charity aims to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people who are socially excluded on the grounds of their ethnicity, religion, belief or creed by providing a local network group that encourages and enables the people to participate more effectively with the wider community.
A team of professionals dedicated to support and promote the educational achievement of black and ethnic minority students, integrating students with ESL/EAL, supporting families with EAL in navigating the education system, providing in-school support to Traveller, fair and circus students.
Together with Migrant Children works with children, young people and families who are migrants, refugees or asylum seekers. They work nationwide, with the majority of their work is in London and the South East. They are a small team of social workers, youth workers and other family practitioners.
Sufra NW London is a Community Hub that provides Emergency Food Parcels; a Community Kitchen; Guidance and Advocacy; an accredited Food Academy course; a Refugee Resettlement programme; and a Community Growing Project that provides training in horticulture, school environmental visits and a vocational training course. They address both causes and consequences of extreme poverty, homelessness and isolation.
Mindwise is a mental health charity that seeks to raise awareness, challenge the stigma, and campaign for changes to be made within the mental health sector. Mindwise has an array of key services and offers advice, training, counseling and teaches workplaces to better understand and support good mental health practices.
CHAYN is a global volunteer network addressing gender-based violence by creating intersectional survivor-led resources online.
The Muslim Bereavement Support Service is a non-profit organisation serving the Muslim community by supporting bereaved women who have lost a loved one. They also work with other organisations, the NHS and hospices in particular, to give a spiritual context to the bereavement support services they offer.
The National Children's Bureau is an organisation that seeks to address and reduce the inequalities that prevent children from achieving their lives to the fullest and reaching their full potential in and around Northern Ireland and England.
A South Asian organisation that works to end violence against women and girls. They offer secure, temporary accommodation for those fleeing violence.
Hackney Women’s Haven is a unique project aimed at women and girls of African and Caribbean Heritage who have been affected by domestic violence and/or female genital mutilation (FGM). HWH brings together community experts who provide culturally sensitive services that enable women and their families to stay safe and empower themselves.
A national charity supporting vulnerable women aged 16 and older. They work to build confidence, self-esteem and address issues such as social isolation, domestic violence, housing and drug and alcohol abuse. They have a team of outreach workers dedicated to delivering one-to-one work, group work, training and wellbeing workshops. The project also has a very successful mentoring programme, pairing trained volunteers with vulnerable women.
HERe Ni is a community group and a safe place for lesbian and bisexual Womxn here in Northern Ireland. HERe Ni aims to create a community space where women can meet, organise, and interact in whatever manner they like.
Shine is an organisation that supports people with Spina bifida, Hydrocephalus, and other similar conditions like Intracranial Hypertension and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. The organisations offer support in a number of ways. If you, a family member or a friend are seeking support and or advice find by visiting the website.
Sentinus aims to promote, engage and encourage the development of children within the educational core subjects Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Sentinus offers an array of programmes available for children in primary school all the way to the upper sixth form/college.
First Housing Aid and Support Services is a voluntary sector non-profit making organisation. First housing provides professional advice on housing in Northern Ireland and solutions to people who find themselves facing housing difficulties. The organisation offers an array of services from accommodation services, floating support services and addiction services
MCNI was established to ensure the rights of migrant workers are protected in NI, tackle racism, eliminate barriers against migrant workers, advance education and raise public awareness about their rights. MCNI has 3 offices across NI, in Belfast, Lurgan and Derry~Londonderry. They offer bilingual services, immigration advice, records and reports hate crimes.
The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that aims to improve the physical, mental, emotional health and well-being of LGBTQ+ people in Northern Ireland. They have two centres: one in Belfast city centre and the other in Foyle, L’Derry. The organisation offers up an array of services from free sexual health checks to counselling services.
Extern is a social justice organisation that seeks to transform the lives of people by promoting social justice across the island of Ireland. Some of its core values seeks to provide anti-racism and anti discrimination, thereby offering up support and advice within the realm of housing, homelessness, migrants and refugees issues, mental health and drug use and much more.
Law Centre NI aims to deliver free and independent legal services within the realm of social welfare law. The organisation seeks to promote social justice in Northern Ireland through its public and specialist support services. These services include legal advice, casework and representation before the tribunals and courts, industrial, immigration and social security and much more.
Young at Art is one of Northern Ireland's leading children's arts not-for-profit companies and it is also home to the prestigious Belfast Their ethos is that 'every child should have the right to access exciting and original creative experiences, regardless of who they are or where they come from. They offer projects and programmes with that aim to encourage young children to express themselves freely.
Craigavon Travellers Support Committee aims to support Irish Travellers within the Craigavon area. The committee offers a large array of services - healthy living and well-being, housing support, education, mortality, racism and discrimination support. CTSC believes in and works towards positive community cohesion which is done through education, community development and welfare rights.
Wah Hep which means “Chinese self-help", is a community development association that represents and provides services for the Chinese community in Armagh county. The organisation 'Wah Hep' has a drop in centre which provides key information, English classes, After School clubs, Chinese language and library, a 50+ group and more.
Bryson Intercultural is an organisation that seeks to empower ethnic minority communities and their families throughout Northern Ireland. The organisation supports and works with a wide range of communities such as the indigenous Irish Travellers, refugees and asylum seekers and many more by promoting and supporting racial and ethnic integration here in Northern Ireland.
YMCA North Down is a faith-based volunteer organisation that seeks to support the local community across North Downs. The organisation's ethos is to support young people, families and the local community to 'flourish in mind, body and spirit'. YMCA North Down works with all groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, religion, culture, or race. To find out more please visit the website.
Community Intercultural Programme (CIP) is an organisation that strongly believes in community development and social cohesion. CIP believes that through social inclusion a wide array of innovative opportunites for community development arise. CIP seeks to promote integration between communities and works towards the creation of a society in which all are respected regardless of race/nationality.
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust works in collaboration with the Public Health Agency and the Health and Social Care Board, and for many years has established an evidence-based Nurse-led service for new entrants to Northern Ireland. The project offers an array of support and access to clinics that will assist new immigrants, asylum seekers, refugee children of the ages 0-16 years old with their health and well-being. The organisation seeks to support all new entrants by offering screening, health education and signposting to other services.
The Chinese Welfare Association Northern Ireland is a community support group that seeks to provide services such as: community development, youth and children work, education, welfare rights, race relations & training and community interpreting.
Glenshane Community Development Limited provides low-cost workspace, educational & training courses, Advice Service, migrant support, room hire, luncheon club for the elderly, and a drop-in facility.
Inter-Ethnic Forum is an organisation that aims to help ethnic minorities within the Mid & East Antrim Borough Council area. The aim is to assist with the process of integration as this can often seem difficult and daunting to new comers, as well as promoting positive community cohesion the Inter-Ethnic Forum also platforms other cultures n the local community.
For affordable courses for future employment and building self-esteem in a safe space for womxn. A grassroots venture that offers one to one support for women, advice & guidance, training and education, and employment opportunities, with a monthly law and debt advice clinic available. These are at a reduced rate and they also have a creche service which is free to those taking the courses.
The Hansel group is one of Scotland's leading charities that support those who live with disabilities. Hansel Alliance provides services directly supporting young people in their transition to adulthood. They also support people in their own homes; within residential settings; through daytime opportunities; through short breaks and respite opportunities, and through employment support.
The Scottish Refugee Council is dedicated to supporting vulnerable people that are in need of refuge and protection. The communities that the charity predominantly advocates for are those who have fled life-threatening circumstances in search of a safer environment for them and their families. Navigating the UK's asylum system can be an extremely daunting task and the Scottish Refugee Council is here to help.
RISE is an independent, Brighton-based registered charity that helps people affected by domestic abuse. They offer practical help ranging from direct advice to refuge accommodation for those whose lives are at risk.
Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum is a non profit organisation hoping to serve the religious, social, and cultural needs of the Brighton & Hove Muslim Community. Their primary aim is to provide support and weekend activities for Muslim children and to work and assist with projects for Muslim women.
Asylum Welcome welcomes asylum seekers, refugees and detainees who have fled persecution and danger in their own countries and seek refuge in Oxford and Oxfordshire.
Safe Passage is a campaign that advocates for the safe passage and access to legal routes for child refugees throughout Europe. Over the past few years the organisation has worked with Refugee Welcome groups and individuals from Glasgow to Totness to ensure Britain continues to be a welcoming country to refugees.
Room For Refugees is a community hosting network that offers safe, temporary homes and pastoral support for insecurely-housed refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable groups - families, the sick, the elderly and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children with no recourse to public funds.
The Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre Slough offers a range of services and classes.
Ashford BME Association is part of Kent’s local ‘See, Hear and Respond’ partnership, coordinated by Barnardo’s, for working with young people who may be experiencing harm or difficulties during the coronavirus period.
Provides a range of services for African and other BME communities living in Luton and surrounding areas of Bedfordshire. Services include advice, information, advocacy, help with job search and CV preparation. Training courses and workshops including emergency first aid, health and safety, maths, ICT and English for young people aged 10-15 and ESOL.
Anglo-Chinese Cultural Exchange provides a supplementary school, benefits for the elderly, translation support, health and wellbeing information, free immigration legal advice, seminars, workshops and certified volunteering opportunities for teenagers
Provides information, help and support in a culturally sensitive environment; advances the education of individuals and the community as a whole in Suffolk.
Specialist counselling and therapy services offered to women 16+ who have experienced domestic violence in Middlesbrough. They also have links to Sanctuary, which offers support to those feeling unsafe in their homes through extra security installation and measures.
Route2 is an initiative offered by My Sister's Place that offers one-to-one help, education, advice and support to rehabilitate men who are behaving abusively towards family and want to change in Middlesbrough.
Regional multi-faceted charity in the North East offering help with domestic violence for men, women, children, with therapy programmes and a dedicated Young People Service. They also offer security measures and help with housing for refugees.
A registered charity based in Teesside offering free and confidential counselling and ISVA (independent sexual violence advisor) support to people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse at any point in their life.
A Christian Charity in Tees Valley, County Durham and North Yorkshire providing support and integration for asylum seekers and refugees. Services include ESOL lessons, Refugee Housing and Women's Group. Each service has its own corresponding email address.
FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting families and their LGBT+ loved ones.
Resource hub for new vulnerable parents, with sections dedicated to specific ethnicities and local advice directory.
Based in Stockton-on-Tees, A Way Out is an outreach and prevention charity which aims to engage, empower and equip vulnerable and excluded women, families and young people.
They offer support for people with substance misuse problems, those involved with sex work, homeless or living on the streets, often engaged in offending or victims of abuse.
DAR is a voluntary organisation helping refugees assimilate into UK society after being granted asylum. DAR has many partners in the North East and are able to help with legal aid, food banks, language classes, transportation and local knowledge to legal aid and form-filling for doctor and dentist registration.
The Drop-In provides a safe and friendly environment for asylum seekers and refugees. They offer services such as internet access, free swim and gym, ESOL, free haircuts, free trips to places of interest, donations of food and clothes.
St Rollox Community Outreach offers a range of support and services to local residents, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees in North Glasgow. The organisation has a drop-in café available which is available for anyone to come in and have a coffee and meet friends. To find out more about St Rollox Community Outreach please visit the website.
The Edinburgh Muslim Community Association’ is a non-sectarian grassroots organisation formed in 2004 by a group of committed converts to Islam and Muslim youth of Scotland. The Association aims are to establish positive community cohesion between the Scottish Muslim community and the general public, provide practical assistance, care and promote unity in society and the Muslim Community. To find out more please visit the website.
Unity in the Community works to provide practical support and solidarity for people in need in our communities, especially asylum seekers. As a organisation they offer many different services from English lessons, access to food banks, unity allotment community, bike workshops, LGBT friendly. To find out more please visit the website.
The Refugee Survival Trust Scotland provides refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed. The Refugee Survival Trust seeks to build connections between people and use what they learn to campaign for change.
Building a network that brings people together, including formal and informal community groups, agencies and individuals, to seek to ensure that all refugees, asylum seekers, migrant workers and BME communities across Glasgow and Central Scotland have full and equal access to resources which assist in alleviating poverty, improving their standard of living and promoting their settlement and integration within the wider community.
The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society is a faith-based (Shī’a Ithnā ʿAsharī ) organisation working to meet the needs of the Scottish Shia Muslim community and the breadth of society in general across the cultural, social, political, and religious spectra. We work to engage with other communities and faiths; strengthening ties in an effort to create a setting for religious and racial harmony, equality, and diversity in the nation.
The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is an organisation that gives the opportunity for students aged between 8 and 25 to experience the complete orchestral experience. The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland offers a comprehensive pathway to join orchestras, jazz bands, training ensembles, and an ever-expanding outreach programme.
The Multi-Cultural Family Base Scotland works with families from minority communities and new migrants who are experiencing difficulties. Some of these are practical, such as housing or financial problems; others are more personal, such as dealing with discrimination or emotional issues. They work in a therapeutic way and offer time and support to help people make sense of the difficulties in their lives and work out how to deal with them.
The Devon and Cornwall Chinese Association is a non-political, non-religious organisation formed to serve and represent the interests of those members of the Chinese community.
They run a Chinese Language School, Elders’ Group, Women’s Group, Business Group and Recreational Group.
Run by the Cornwall Islamic Trust, this is the first and only dedicated Islamic Centre in Cornwall. The centre holds a number of weekly and annual events including prayers, Sunday school, women's groups and other cultural responsibilities.
Based in Plymouth city centre, we provide advice, support, education, IT facilities and a friendly communal space for asylum seekers in the region. They also offer emergency food support and a clothing store.
The Cornwall Refugee Resettlement Network is a committed group who are passionate about Cornwall being a place of welcome, refuge and sanctuary. They offer practical support such as sponsorship, workshops, providing resources, campaigning and running conferences to communicate with the local community.
BRSG (Bude Refugee Support Group) arrange Community Sponsorship, support refugees to rebuild their lives and resettle through English teaching, training and employment support, childminding, driving theory and much more.
Challenging authorities, institutes and organisations across all sectors, as well as holding them to account, is a vital step towards achieving their Key Aims. Developing effective partnerships and reviving the Race Equalities Council are also crucial initiatives. They provide training and education, arts and culture, as well as support and signposting.
Community Facebook Group for parents raising children of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic origins in West Cornwall.
Dhek Bhal provides a range of quality services to the South Asian community in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, including respite services for carers of South Asian elders, a Daycentre for frail and disabled elderly individuals, outreach support schemes, carer support groups, women's and men's projects and more.
The Black South West Network (BSWN) build dynamic, independent and strong Black communities, businesses and organisations that are empowered to flourish while challenging systemic barriers and forging a true path. Their work covers enterprise and innovation, cultural inclusion, as well as research and knowledge. They run events, broker relationships and more.
Khaas is the only service of its kind in the South West that has worked across the Bristol area delivering services to improve the lives of ethnic minority disabled children, their carers and families for over 25 years.
Refugee Women of Bristol (RWoB) is the only multi-ethnic, multi-faith organisation which specifically targets the needs of refugee women in Bristol, and are directly governed by women of the refugee and asylum-seeking community.
As a Muslim Cultural Society, their aim is to empower the Muslim community in Bristol and the surrounding area to further the economic (employment, enterprise, training) educational, recreational, cultural and social needs of the Muslim community.
The Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group exists to support the health and social care needs of Chinese women and their families in Bristol and the surrounding area. They provide assistance, advice, representation and services, as well as facilities for recreation and leisure time.
Bristol branch of the nationwide mental health organisation. Run emotional support helplines, virtual drop-ins, offer advocacy services and resources on how to care for your mental health during the pandemic.
Aid Box Community provides support, supplies and sanctuary to Bristol’s refugees and asylum seekers.
Bristol Black Carers is an award-winning charity committed to an important mission - to provide culturally appropriate support and assistance for carers and their families within Black and Asian communities across Bristol.
One25 are a Bristol-based charity that work with women facing multiple vulnerabilities, supporting them from crisis and trauma towards independence in the community. They offer an outreach van for women on the streets at night, a daytime drop-in centre, a casework team, as well as specific teams for those with experience of child-removal and those in recovery.
St Pauls Advice Centre offers specialist advice, information and casework services on welfare benefits, debt and money, employment, housing, immigration, discrimination, domestic violence and other community care issues. They offer independent, impartial, confidential, non-judgemental and free advice.
BOSH provides an outreach service providing anything they reasonably can to make lives more comfortable. They also provide advocacy, advice, one to one support and help settling in to a new home and maintaining a tenancy.
Borderlands has been supporting refugees, asylum seekers and those with insecure immigration status in the wider Bristol area since 2011. They help refugees, asylum seekers and those with insecure immigration from exclusion to belonging.
They provide a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children, including safe houses, children’s services, dedicated Black and Ethnic Minority Services, resettlement and outreach services, and a crisis response service. The website offers further information and what to do in a crisis.
Mothers for Mothers is run by mothers who have suffered or recovered from depression, anxiety or isolation during pregnancy or after the birth of one or more babies across Bristol. They also run a service for Dads and Partners.
ARA provides structured treatment, counselling, housing support, education, training and employment guidance, as well as many other interventions to promote recovery and a healthier life. They are a major provider of supported housing services in Bristol.
Bristol Drugs Project reduces harm, promotes change, challenges prejudice and maximises people’s potential by helping with alcohol and drug problems. They offer a free and confidential service, including one specifically for 11-19 year olds, and another for LGBT+ individuals.
Hawkspring is a community rooted organisation based in Hartcliffe, an area that is within the worst 1% of deprivation in England and Wales. Hawkspring provides confidential support to both adults and primary school aged children.
Shire Advice Service offer advice, information and advocacy covering welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment rights, consumer issues, family issues etc. They are fully accessible and based in North Bristol.
SBAS provides free, professional, confidential advice and information to residents of South Bristol seeking help with welfare benefits and debt.
WECIL (The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living) is a charity run by and for disabled people in Bristol and the surrounding areas. They offer a range of services which support over 4,000 disabled people around Bristol every year.
BANES offer a support line, a weekly mix of online wellbeing activities and virtual meet-ups, telephone groups, and outdoor meeting space. They have a specific site and service for Young Carers (those aged under 25).
The Rosie Crane Trust treats all contact in absolute confidence, working with bereaved parents in the South West.
The Bridge is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre who offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted across Bristol and Weston.
The Harbour provide free counselling for death, dying and bereavement in Bristol. They provide individual counselling, couples counselling and group therapy.
Low-cost counselling service in Bristol offering counselling with a qualified or student counsellor to anyone over the age of 12, including couples counselling.
Bristol’s Marriage Care is a Catholic organisation that supports couples by offering free or low cost counselling at times of distress or difficulty. Services are also available to couples at a pre-marriage stage.
Studio Upstairs in Bristol provides artistic resources and support to adults experiencing mental and emotional distress, in drug and alcohol recovery, as well as those wtih mild learning disabilities and/or moderate conditions.
Bluebell offers therapeutic support in a number of ways for new parents experiencing anxiety and low mood during pregnancy and up to 2 years after birth across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BANES, North Somerset and South Devon.
SWEDA engage with people across Somerset and Wessex who are affected by eating disorders, including family, friends and carers, by offering hope and enabling access to support services to empower recovery.
The Bristol Crossroads group has been supporting the transgender community in and around Bristol for over 25 years. The meetings are informal and provide the opportunity for all transgender people and their partners and family to meet and dress in a safe and supportive environment. There are changing facilities available for those who need them.
Milestones Trust in Bristol support people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, dementia and complex behavioral needs to help toward living a more creative, meaningful and richer life.
The Beehive Centre aims to reduce social isolation and connect communities in Whitehall and St. George. The Centre hosts social events and activities and many activities are tailored to the needs of older people (55+ years).
disAbility Cornwall & Isles of Scilly are a values based, user-led charitable company with a mission to represent, include, support and empower people living with a long term health condition or disability, their families and carers.
Set up in 1995, Penhaligon’s Friends supports bereaved children and their families throughout Cornwall. They offer children and young people a chance to meet others and share their experiences, as well as practical resources for children and parents.
First Light is a charity supporting people in Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire who have experienced domestic violence and domestic abuse, from support through the court system to counselling and creating safe plans for individuals to rebuild their lives.
Trelya provides positive interventions into the lives of the hardest to reach children and young people in West Cornwall through the development of their lifeskills, motivations and aspirations.
This Cornwall charity matches families who need an extra helping hand with volunteers who have bundles of parenting experience. During lockdown they are providing online chats, signposting, referrals for volunteer support and groups, as well as Zoom groups.
Children’s Hospice South West has three children’s hospices in Devon, Somerset and Cornwall. Respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative care and end of life care is provided alongside bereavement support.
Cornwall Hospice Care supports patients with life limiting illnesses from the age of 18 onwards. The charity also extends that care to their families and friends.
Mosaic offers a pathway of support and guidance for bereaved children, young people and their families across Dorset. They also offer support to those facing the death of a loved one.
Carer Support Dorset supports carers of people over 18 in Dorset. They help carers access services, information, education and training, respite and breaks from their caring role. They have a dedicated service for under-18s.
New Forest Young Carers support Young Carers and their families across the New Forest. They can help families access services that will make their lives easier as well as offering Young Carers time out and respite from their caring responsibilities.
Dorset Parent-Carer Council aims to improve the life and opportunities for families, children and young people with additional needs or disabilities. They provide many consultation and working and steering groups.
My Life My Care provides information and advice about care and support for adults in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
My Time works to support young carers across the South. My Time makes it possible for young carers to have a break and balance their mental and physical wellbeing. The charity provides respite adventure breaks in a residential outdoor centre in the Isle of Purbeck.
Ricochet is a support group for the families and friends of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in Dorset.
Space runs regular, free youth groups all across Dorset, in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth, Beaminster, and Sherborne, for every LGBT+ person regardless of race, religion, or social background.
Our mission is to build successful, sustainable and diverse communities by providing housing and well-being services in a culturally sensitive way to our current and our future customers.
Himaya Haven CIC is a leading organisation who work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities (BAME) and who specialise in supporting families of loved ones in custody and prison.
Autism awareness, advice and support.
Helping the Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and disadvantaged/low income families access all available services by offering a personalised, culturally aware service.
Anawim exists to support women and their children, especially women vulnerable to exploitation including prostitution.
It seeks to provide wider positive choices to help them achieve their goals and reach their full potential as part of the wider community.
Impact Pathways is a ‘map’ of provision designed to help people who live and work in the West Midlands access support they might need. It allows the public and professionals to search in their area for the resource, knowledge and expertise of statutory agencies.
The Young Transgender Centre of Excellence is a project supporting young transgender people aged 0-18 and their families and carers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We offer a huge variety of services for young transgender people.
NIDAS are a small, friendly and independent local charity working across Mansfield and Ashfield in Nottinghamshire. We offer a family based approach for people who are living with or have experienced any form of domestic violence or abuse. 01623 683 250
Al-Hurraya was founded in 2014 by Asad Fazil after he recognised that there was an emerging need of a service which works directly with minority communities.
He wanted to offer services where he could use his specialism, empower people and engage with them.
BAC-IN is a Nottingham based, specialist drug and alcohol recovery support service for individuals, families and young adults from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. An award winning, nationally recognized grassroots service.
The NCWA is a local voluntary sector charity providing services for Chinese people.
Chinese In Wales Association (CIWA) is a charitable organisation which aims to deliver services that will make a positive difference to the lives of ethnic Chinese residents in Wales.
CIWA was set up to meet the changing demographic needs of the Chinese community in Wales.
Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team was set up in 2005 by a group of ethnic minority young people in Swansea. It aimed to fill a gap in provision for young BME people aged 11-25 by providing a targeted, culturally sensitive and holistic support service to meet their needs.
This Bradford-based charity helps to women, men and children who are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. They work with West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Safer and Stronger Partnership Boards, and the Domestic and Sexual Violence Strategic Boards.
Working with Churches, Bradford-based TLG reaches out to some of the most vulnerable children in the UK. With expertise in school exclusions, emotional wellbeing and holiday hunger, TLG is one of the UK's fastest growing children's charities.
With their Refugee Project in Leeds and Destitution Project in Bradford, Abigail House is a West-Yorkshire based charity dedicated to providing support and homes to refugees and asylum seekers who find themselves destitute on our streets.
AJAR is a network of people in Leeds, often from faith communities, seeking to help people currently in detention who have a valid case for applying for bail. It supports asylum seekers who have been detained beyond reason, are struggling with support and would live in the Leeds area if released.
ASSIST Sheffield helps destitute asylum seekers by providing accommodation, advice and other support to those in most need.
In response to the doctor shortage in our NHS, this scheme looks to help refugee doctors regain employment in the UK. They offer family support and housing, as well as retraining and refreshment courses to build confidence and secure jobs.
Located in Prince's Avenue Methodist Church providing activities and resources for asylum seekers, refugee and migrant workers. Their weekly drop-in service includes food, small cash support, clothes, classes, immigration/benefit advice and worker support.
DASH hosts drop-in days providing hot meals, a safe social space, casework and referrals (not legal aid), liaising with housing providers, form-filling for health and education institutions, a food bank, creative activities, and advice on settling in to life in the UK.
A network of churches in Bradford but not limited to Christian aid, BEACON hosts a range of support for asylum seekers and refugees, including McKenzie friends who provide mentoring and legal assistance, and hosting support. They hold a weekly drop-in ESOL session called CHAT.
Sharing Voices Bradford (SVB) aims to reduce mental health and related inequalities through community development in partnership with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities and other stakeholders through promoting inclusion in all spheres of civil life. They offer counselling, dementia aid, community support among many other services.
Since 1990, QED have been running projects in Bradford such as ESOL, integration 'into the mainstream', men's groups and workshops to aid the BME communities in finding employment.
A community-run group, BAC look to achieve integration, adaptation and help to meet the need of refugees by empowering them to participate fully in the UK society. Services also include a Women's Group, Homework Club, and ESOL classes.
Womenzone Community Centre in Bradford is a registered charity established in 2003 to address the isolation and lack of voice and visibility of South Asian women in the Bradford 3 area. With ESOL classes, Women's Health groups, employment support and other services, Womenzone identifies needs primarily of South Asian women for a women-only safe place, to prevent them from being socially excluded and assist their fuller integration into society
The Jyoti service is a specialist service for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women and girls, which is run by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women. Jyoti offers a culturally sensitive approach to dealing with issues around rape & sexual violence. offer services in a range of languages and are able to access a confidential interpreting service. All our counsellors and interpreters are BAME women. Helpline: 01274 308 270
BEAP seeks to empower members of the Bangladeshi community in Bradford. Addressing issues arising from separation between local communities, including different forms of conflict based on cultural diversity. Tackling this through projects such as Women's Group, The Job Club, sports activities, older people's Day Care etc, which recognise and accept the importance of differences, whilst finding common ground between them.
The main focus of Khidmat Centres Bradford is to address inherent inequalities in provision of services for the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic backgrounds. Services include older people services, education classes, health and wellbeing, welfare benefits advice, a womens group, learning disability groups, carers groups, Muslim Women in Prison Projects and more.
Practical and Social Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, this charity provides ESOL, Women's Group and weekly drop-in sessions with hot meals and food aid.
Part of the Leeds Crisi-led Survivors Service, Sisterhood BAME Women’s group runs on Monday every week between 12pm – 3pm at the BAME Health and Wellbeing Hub, Reginald Terrace. There are plans to expand and diversify their services beyond this group.
Touchstone Leeds is committed to ending mental health stigma in all its forms, through collaborations and campaigning, and as an employer of people with direct experience of mental health difficulties. It works with black and ethnic minority communities and provides a BME Dementia Service as well as Sikh Elders Service.
Levelling the Playing Field uses the power of sport to engage and improve health and life outcomes for ethnically diverse children who are at risk of entering, or already involved with, the criminal justice system (CJS). LTPF operates in London, West Midlands, South Yorkshire and Gwent.
Governed by local people and embedded within the communities they support. Supporting BME and migrant communities by providing them with a voice, advocating on their behalf and representing their interests. Aiming to build relationships between communities and services by providing them with support and activities that encourage community co-operation. Co-ordinating projects and events that are tailored to the needs of communities and encourage the celebration of culture.
York Racial Equality Network aims to: Enable BME voices to be better heard in York. Improve access to appropriate services and support for BME people. Increase the confidence of BME people to express themselves and be mutually supportive. Through their open forums and the Voice Projects, they help to accurately represent ethnic minorities.
Leeds Black Elders Association, a neighbourhood network scheme, takes great pride in providing specialised provision for Black elders, ensuring that their particular needs are being met. With their website accessible to speakers of eleven different languages, they offer services from meals on wheels, health and wellbeing club, home security, a drop-in service, housing support and activity club.
A place where Asian women can meet and form friendships. The service offers individual and group support to meet the diverse needs of Asian women. Staff speak various Asian languages and have expertise in mental health. Dosti offers culturally appropriate activities including 1:1 support, IT and ESOL classes, parents group with crèche workers at Castleton children’s centre, welfare benefits advice and counselling.
Created in mind for ethnic communities in Leeds to have an outlet to grieve and receive support after the passing of a loved one, in particular babies and miscarriages. Hope offers multi-lingual counselling services, workshops, counselling and coaching among other things.
BHI is a community engagement organisation working towards equality of access to health and social care within Leeds and the surrounding areas for disadvantaged communities. They offer community initiatives, senior support groups and counselling.
Part of the Leeds Bereavement Forum, WIFCOS offers a free, confidential counselling service in safe and comfortable surroundings. Where necessary, home or hospital visits can be arranged. The organisation also offers advice, information and advocacy and, if unable to help, will ensure you are appropriately referred. Help is offered with benefit claims. WIFCOS caters for individuals, couples and families. The service takes place in Roscoe Methodist Church.
MCS provides opportunities for integration into the community, as well as volunteering opportunities. Manchester groups & organisations partner with them to offer bike lessons, walking days & English lessons
Integration and community support based in Moss Side. MRSN is a grass-roots organisation directly managed by refugee communities in Manchester. For over 24 years, they have been providing practical support to those fleeing persecution, conflict, and various forms of injustice and abuse.
Stoke-based free counselling services for survivors of rape from ages 4+
This Manchester-based charity works to empower the disadvantaged population within the Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, particularly refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants from the new emerging communities in Greater Manchester. They work to promote social integration, equality, diversity and human rights of BAME families, with an emphasis on the mental health and wellbeing of women and young girls who have been victims of Gender-Based Violence.
Providing ESOL to migrant and refugee women with childcare support.
Mustard Tree Manchester supports people in poverty and homelessness, helping people secure better accommodation and economic wellbeing. They provide practical support, friendship, connections into work and improvements to health & wellbeing.
Promoting education, community space, immigration advice, FGM awareness and engagement for BME women in Greater Manchester.
This charity supports members of the local BME community by providing language support, advocacy, social support and activities, assistance to access primary care services and including advice and education services.
Providing support for Merseyside refugee communities and local support organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers.
A women-only charity set up to support women asylum-seekers, refugees and survivors of trafficking. They run weekly drop-ins offering a range of emotional and practical support and activities, they also accompany women to appointments, offer mental health support groups and 1:1 support. They are also responding to the rise in homelessness by developing casework.
Wirral Change is a Black and Racial Minorities Outreach Service offering information, advice and guidance on jobs, education, training, self-employment, health and wellbeing, as well as signposting to other services for racial minority people on the Wirral.
ALM is based in St Anne's Church in Liverpool and supports Asylum seekers in casework, destitution support, ESOL, and housing aid.
Located in the centre of Manchester, this multi-faceted voluntary organisation provides art and craft workshops, integration, a Latin American Support Network, a cafe, a radio station, solidarity volunteering and a drop-in service.
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit is a voluntary organisation supporting people subject to immigration control for over 25 years. They offer free legal advice, representation and support services to people seeking asylum, refugees, children and vulnerable adults. They have a Women at Risk section which helps women migrants and refugees who are disproportionately affected and at more risk of domestic violence, trafficking, forced labour, and other forms of gender based violence.
Cornerstone is a day centre providing services to vulnerable and disadvantaged adults. They help people facing a wide range of social issues and offer support in the forms of men's barber services, computer suite, optometrist, cooking and hygiene classes and one-to-one support. Cornerstone welcomes people from all backgrounds and operates a policy of non-discrimination.
Boaz in Manchester offer safe accommodation and holistic support to destitute asylum seekers and refugees. They host recreational and vocational activities, and help with essentials such as a small food allowance and clothes donation.
Accessible to speakers of nine different languages, Cheetham Hill Advice Centre is an independent neighbourhood service in one of Manchester's most diverse areas. They can advise on welfare benefits, money and debt, housing/homelessness, consumer/employment problems, work, access to adult learning/training/volunteering, immigration/nationality issues, access to Education, Health and other services and more.
The Society aims to challenge all forms of discrimination and social exclusion through the provision of diverse and reactive services, delivered by a team of qualified social workers, nurses and other professionals. As the Society has grown, they have developed a range of employment, education and community services for Chinese men and women and for other ethnic minority groups, including Somali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian and many European nationalities. They run a range of classes and drop-ins.
With the aim of eliminating violence against women in BME communities and a strong focus on cultural sensitivity, Olive Pathway raises community awareness and offers aid through the advocacy, legal aid, interpreting, early intervention and crisis support, outreach and a helpline on 0800 2000 247.
Safety4Sisters works to support migrant women across the North West who have experienced gender-based violence and who have no recourse to public funds or state benefits.
WomenMATTA is a Women's Centre in Manchester that provides intense, holistic support to women affected by the criminal justice system and to those at risk. The Centre provides women with a safe and homely space in which to access gender-specialist support services. It is a 'one-stop-shop' offering group work, one-to-one and counselling supporting women around domestic and sexual violence, mental health, substance misuse and alcohol addiction, debt or money issues, parenting supporting, housing/homelessness, education and employment, well-being, IT access and creative workshops.
The Centre helps provide support to the South Asian Communities in mental health, welfare rights, counselling, domestic violence, learning disabilities and the criminal justice system.
MaCO is a community led group which has been set up to support Congolese asylum seekers and refugees that have been placed in Manchester. They offer free and confidential advice, assistance, representation, advocacy, translating and interpreting services in matters relating to welfare, health, social education (culture), academic development, employment, finance management and orientation to life in the UK.
Manchester Parents Group is a voluntary organisation which supports families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT). The online forums are run by parents of lesbian, gay and bisexual sons and daughters, they understand the confusion and questions parents may have when when first learning their child is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. There is also a section advising children to communicate with and come out to their parents.
The objective of the association is to promote and benefit the inhabitants of Greater Manchester and the neighbouring areas, in particular those of the Bengali Hindu origin, regardless of sex, political, religious or other opinions by advancing education which promotes good citizenship and good relations between people in multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-faith society.
A group for ladies of all nationalities who get together along with their children under school age. It offers refreshments, art activities as well as a playgroup for the children.
The Asian Community serves the needs of the Asian Community, setting up capacity building group activities and promoting community cohesion. It also helps people access other services across the city.
The objectives of the Cambridge Chinese Community Centre are to promote the benefit of the community of Cambridge, to promote racial harmony, to provide some facilities for recreation and leisure-time occupation as to improve life style and to improve general welfare of its members
CECF provides a cultural diversity service that helps promote an understanding between people from different ethnic groups and help them be a natural part of Cambridge life. We give special social, cultural, moral and practical support to groups and develop particular projects where needed.
Maternity Action is the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and wellbeing of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years. They offer free advice on work and benefits, NHS maternity care, as well as providing training and support. They have specialist services for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, as well as those speaking other languages
Grandparents Plus connect kinship carers together in our national community and network of local support groups, so they don’t have to face the fight alone. They help professionals understand kinship families and improve support for them, and through research and campaigns make sure kinship care is understood and the government knows what changes are needed.
This nation-wide charity aims to tackle young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness on a case-by-case basis, providing accommodation, family support, progression coaches for career training, among other services.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis they have created a new telephone befriending service for people aged 75+. As well as making sure that all those already receiving support get a regular phone call throughout the lockdown, they are offering a call companion to anyone else of this generation who lives alone or in sheltered housing and feels lonely or isolated.
They will continue to run this new service alongside social gatherings when things get back to normal.
Naz and Matt Foundation exists to empower and support LGBTQI+ individuals, their friends and family to work towards resolving challenges linked to sexuality or gender identity, focusing on where religion heavily influences the situation.
WAY is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who's lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation.
Safer Wales protect, support and empower groups of people aged 12 and above who are often invisible. They support men experiencing domestic abuse, young females, women in the criminal justice system and those experiencing sexual exploitation and in sex work.
Acacia provides free support to help recover from symptoms associated with pre and postnatal depression and anxiety in the Birmingham area, as well as with other family members. Most of their staff and volunteers have lived experience. They have a dedicated section for parents from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds with culture and language-specific videos, information and more.
Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid (BSWA) supports women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse through a helpline, drop-in centres, refuge accommodation, housing, legal and family support, and youth engagement. They also campaign, educate and train.
Refugee Roots is a charity in Nottingham that helps asylum seekers and refugees build relationships and navigate the complexities of building a new life in the UK. They offer a warm welcome, hospitality, support and friendship through a range of initiatives such as a Virtual Kitchen, Befriending, Art Sessions and Women's Groups.
Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s serves the health, welfare, educational and cultural needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families resident in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and London-wide. They offer emotional and mental health support, old people's outreach, English language help and more.
CCS's aim is to empower the Cambridge community to use its resources to help refugees. They have an active Faiths group and a Schools Of Sanctuary group that is developing links with other education projects in Europe and the Middle East. They also have a Cambridge Chapter of Techfugees which is working closely with Help Refugees to bring technology to the volunteers working in the refugee camps in Calais and Greece.
The Zimbabwean Community Norwich aims to facilitate the relief of poverty, sickness and distress through a support network offering support, advice and assistance, including prison visiting, to members and relevant others of African origins who are in distress.
New Routes was established in 2004 as a small project addressing the integration needs of the first 30, isolated, dispersed asylum seekers in Norwich. They are now open six days a week, delivering 14 different activities for women, adults, families, and young people across a range of topics.
Ormistan families take early and preventative action to support families across the East of England to be safe, healthy and resilient: all their services help people to build stronger networks, learn from experience and feel in control of their own wellbeing.
BME Support Group is a non-profitable organisation, providing practical support for Black and Minority Ethnic families and individuals, in North-West Ipswich and it's district, helping to achieve social integration and well-being.
Down’s Syndrome Scotland is a member-led charity and the only charity in Scotland dedicated solely to supporting people all through life with Down’s syndrome and their families and carers.
Pregnancy Counselling & Care provides practical and emotional support to anyone suffering due to pregnancy or childbirth. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Their aim is to help build communities that are involved and caring by offering emotional and practical support to those affected by pregnancy-related issues. All services are offered free to anyone in need regardless of background, experience or ability to pay
The Brittle Bone Society is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). They offer general, financial, grant, NHS and information support for either adults or children.
Sacro is a Scottish community justice organisation which works to create safer and more cohesive communities across Scotland. Sacro provides a wide range of services spanning all aspects of the community justice continuum. These range from conflict resolution to prevent disputes escalating, to supporting prisoners on release.
Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) are the only national charity working on behalf of all Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities regardless of ethnicity, culture of background. They offer health support, challenge hate and provide accommodation support through casework and outreach teams, as well as supporting children and young people with schoolwork, providing advice and advocacy to parents, and organising extra-curricular activities and more.
The Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Bristol website has useful telephone numbers and information on accessing services such as health, education, accommodation, benefits and emergency services. They support the community through form filling, benefits advice, council tax, planning issues, health care services and Equality issues. The website also offers information for children and early years and education provision.
Latin American House works for the integration, social inclusion and well-being of Latin American and other Spanish and Portuguese-speaking migrants in London, as well as communities in our local neighbourhood. They offer legal and social welfare advice, a nursery, children's education, adult community learning, a community centre and EU settlement assistance.
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. Their work spans education, training, employment, advice, case-work and wellbeing support.
CLAUK is a coalition of Latin American organisations from the voluntary sector that have come together to raise awareness and understanding of the issues facing the Latin American community in the UK and to provide a collective voice for, and represent the collective interests of the Latin American community in the UK. Membership is free, and they offer support in education, health, for victims of violence, legal advice and social and cultural projects.
The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights, feminist organisation run for Latin American women, and 100% run by Latin American women.
They offer specialist advice, advocacy, information and counselling in a personalised, confidential and impartial manner. All services are free, in Spanish and Portuguese and in women-only settings.
Latin American Disabled People's Project (LADPP) is the only organisation in London devoted to serving disabled people from Latin America, Europe and Africa, whose first language is Spanish or Portuguese, as well as their carers, families, and communities. Whether it's through services, projects, information, English classes, training, advice, advocacy, volunteering opportunities, or social and cultural events, their mission is to improve the quality of life.
The group promotes Spanish and Latin-American culture and language in Scotland, through the organisation of cultural events and Spanish language courses, facilitates those children and young people of mixed cultural background their familiarisation with their Spanish and Latin American heritage, and the care and education of children up to the age of 16.
Voades UK specialises in emotional health for Spanish and Portuguese speaking people. Its main services are: crisis intervention through a help line and professional support provided by psychologists, counsellors and social workers. Services are offered on a one to one basis, in group or family therapy.
The S&P Sephardi Community, originally the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation of London, and has 3 synagogues, provides education, classes, a home for the elderly and more.
Offers activities to Latin American elders in Islington (50+) such as yoga, Tai Chi, handicraft workshops, painting, dancing, English and journalism classes, talks, walks, workshops and fact sheets.
The first Masjid in the Dorchester area, they run prayers, celebrations, Qur'an, Tajweed and Arabic classes separately both for children and ladies, interfaith meetings, supporting community members with special needs and difficult circumstances, an after school club and more.
The Charity aims to help the Chinese in the local community with a variety of things such as translating, administration help, property and medical assistance, schooling and more. BCA have established a network of caring relationships in the community particularly with the elderly, new families entering the country and new students.
Dorset Indian Association (DIA) is a socio-cultural organization based in Bournemouth and Poole. They run festivals, liaise, collaborate and engage with other similar voluntary and charity organisations to promote good relationships and to support community cohesion. DIA offer educational opportunities to children and adults who would like to develop a deeper understanding of Indian art, culture and heritage. They also conduct workshops on health and wellbeing within the community.
The ICAD are a spiritual centre for all communities and religious backgrounds in Dorset, a centre for integration, cultural and spiritual exchange, and a place providing community service. They also run events to bring together people celebrating Indian festivals and national occasions.
The Bournemouth Interpreters' Group have a local interpreter register for public sector and voluntary organisations in the area. Their local-based interpreters are there to enable minority language service users to fully access public services to maintain and improve health, well-being, education and quality of life. They continue to function fully during the pandemic and offer over 35 languages.
PDREC provides advocacy, advice, information and support services for BME people and others who have been victims/witnesses of racial/religious hate crime incidents, abuse, discrimination or prejudice in Devon. Issues addressed include domestic violence, safeguarding, housing, health, isolation, unemployment, poverty and destitution, identity and education.
Hikmat Devon is a user-led co-operative working with members of black and minority ethnic communities across Devon. They run activity and interest groups, 1 to 1 mentoring, training, signposting, counselling and person centred goal planning. They speak a range of languages.
GARAS offer support to those seeking asylum in Gloucestershire, welcoming them when they arrive, advocating for them, supporting them if they face being sent back as well as helping them adjust to long term future.
A group to any black or minority ethnic person with caring responsibilities for a child with any form of disability or special need in Gloucester.
Ebony provide a support group, sitting service, monthly meetings and counselling for black and minority ethnic carers in Gloucestershire.
Asian Elders provides social conact for Asian Elders aged 55 and over in the Gloucester area. They hold meetings, day care, meals, social interaction, trips and more. There are separate groups for women and men, and they cover Gujerati and Urdu language and communication needs.
Golden Years provide low-cost culturally appropriate meals for elderly members of the Afro-Caribbean community, as well as social gatherings, meals-on-wheels, home care and keep-fit classes in Gloucester.
The Family Haven in Gloucestershire help parents and their pre-school children by providing a warm, caring and supportive day centre where assistance and encouragement is available to help them to improve the quality of their lives. They provide a nursery, as well as a client centre for parents, which provides support, emotional warmth and encouragement.
Young Gloucestershire is a countywide charity that supports disadvantaged young people facing challenges. They offer counselling, LGBT support, a substance misuse support group, a chat and drop-in service as well as training and mentoring for young people including those not in education, employment or training.
InfoBuzz offers therapeutic and practical support for families and young people with complex needs in Gloucestershire. They offer criminal justice services, school and community services, mental health services and more.
Gloucestershire Chinese Womens Guild provides free language support, home visits, advocacy, interpretation, advice on benefits and education and training. They speak Cantonese, Hakka, Mandarin, Shanghainese and English.
The Exeter Hindu Temple provides a place for worship and community, as well as an ashram for yoga, meditation, exercise, culinary courses, Ayuverdic medicine, Eastern arts and youth engagement.
Devon Communities Together provide a range of projects and services which support communities throughout Devon, such as social enterprise, coaching, consultancy, senior groups, and advice on a range of topics such as benefits, money, business, health, housing and more.
Young Devon is the largest young people's charity in the South West. They work with over 2000 young people a year with skills, wellbeing, advocacy and accommodation,.
Space* is a bold, confident and enthusiastic learning organisation that unlocks the potential of young people in Devon and their communities by providing a safe space to grow, connect and inspire each other. They offer a range of targeted support and education services, including specialist services for unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people. Many of their services are running online during the pandemic.
VOYC works with children and young people aged 0 to 25 in Devon to create a vibrant, diverse and sustainable community. They offer learning, practical help and create networks across Devon.
Inclusive Exeter is a partnership of grassroots community organisations established to give Black, Asian and other ethnic minority people in Exeter a greater voice. Their recent hardship relief project includes preparing and delivering free meals, as well as translating government guidance into different languages. They also offer form filling assistance and help with other topics.
Multilingua Devon provide a database of over 300 local interpreters and translators in over 100 languages. Over 99% of interpreters are native speakers with a BA or higher degree from their own country. They match each case by taking into consideration qualification, experience, age, gender and location. They also provide training for those wishing to become interpreters.
Refugee Support Devon support refugees in the community, preserving and protecting wellbeing, providing relief, advocacy, educating the public, and offering training and skills development. They have a drop-in service, tailored outreach support, refugee resettlement, immigration advice, a women's group, a community garden, events and more!
The Islamic Centre of the South West works with the community and neighbourhood through events, kids education, leisure and knowledge activities.
Julian House run a large number of projects and services across the South West for all communities including special services for refugees and travelling communities covering health, housing, education, domestic violence, addiction and more.
Swindon Chinese Community (SCC) is a voluntary community organisation run by volunteers. SCC provides Chinese tradition and culture related services to schools, other communities and organisations. SCC aims to work hand in hand with Swindon Borough Council.
A charity organisation based in Swindon carrying out voluntary activities for the community since 1973 and along with representing Hindu faith, community & culture. They run youth development and sport activities, community groups and forums, classes in language and ethnic culture, and more.
Black Families in Bath promote racial equality in the education system and ensure that black and minority ethnic families have access to information, advice and support to enable their effective participation and ensure equality of opportunity. They provide advice, information, advocacy support for parents and educational activities for black and minority ethnic young people, as well as supplementary schools during Saturdays and holidays.