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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.
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.
The Resourcing Racial Justice fund is a coalition of people of colour innovators, change makers, activists, artists and social leaders dedicated to social change.
They have established a new UK wide-funding pool to support individuals and communities working towards racial justice.
Yapp Charitable Trust make grants for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work.
Citizens Advice Debt Management can be contacted through the Citizens Advice. You can take up a debt management plan by contacting them.
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.
Free and impartial money advice, set up by government:
- Advice and guides to help improve your finances
- Tools and calculators to help keep track and plan ahead
- Support over the phone and online
Go to the Coronavirus hub for the latest information and advice on the help available on: paying bills, managing debt, paying your mortgage / rent.
Bloody Good Period are partnered with 40 asylum seeker drop-in centres around the country, helping provide sanitary products. They have a supply of period products in storage, and have providing them to anyone who needs them (particularly drop-in centres, refuges, homeless shelters and food banks). They are also supplying frontline NHS workers who are struggling to access period essentials.
The Red Box Project work to ensure that every young person has access to the period products that they need when they’re at school. Their mission is to ensure that no young person misses out on their education due to their period. Find out more here.
Collecting sanitary products for homeless women in need.
The Trussell Trust provides emergency food and support.
The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church. They provide a range of outreach support services.
You can find your nearest Salvation Army here.
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. They have a network of volunteers providing support. Get in touch here.
There are 842 independent food banks operating across the UK, access a map of them here. If you'd like further information, please contact Sabine Goodwin at email@example.com.
Feeding Britain run a network of emergency food programmes across the UK to protect children and their families from hunger. Hot meals and food packages are being made available, through a combination of home deliveries and collection points.
You can find out more via their website.
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.
Advice & support for homeless people.
If you’re homeless, Crisis can offer you expert help to find safe housing, an opportunity to gain new skills plus wellbeing and safety advice at their Skylight centres.
For nearly 50 years, St Mungo’s has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle homelessness.
Find out about their services in outreach, accommodation, health, recovery, employment and more here.
Hey Girls gives a box of product away to girls and young women in the UK from low-income families for every one box that’s sold.
No5 Barristers Chambers have written an in-depth guide on how to appeal results.
Ubele aims to build community resilience and sustainability through knowledge generation and learning, they connect individuals across diasporas and generations.
They have a range of resources to support BAME communities through COVID-19, including a weekly bulletin and a series of online workshops.
Impact Hub King's Cross has launched applications for New Roots 2.0 - a free business incubation programme supporting people who identify as BAME in breaking the barriers into entrepreneurship!
Find out more & apply here.
From personal development and employability, to starting a business, managing your personal finance and looking after well-being, Barclays Life Skills has a range of resources, training & free tools available.
The Brighton-based Black & Minority Ethnic Community Partnership is an infrastructure organisation that runs training and events as well as a range of community services.
The mission of The Black Training & Enterprise Group is to end racial inequality by championing fairness, challenging discrimination and pioneering innovative solutions to empower Black communities, through a range of projects.
The Black Young Professionals Network connects black professionals to job opportunities, events, and each other.
The website includes a filterable jobs board.
With support designed for ages 14 and up, Voyage Youth is a London based charity providing transformative leadership programmes for young people from ethnic minority communities.
Social Mobility Foundation welcomes students onto their programme in Y12/S5 to develop their employability skills.
Find out more here.
EmployAbility provides resources, support and opportunities for disabled and dyslexic students and graduates.
The Sharan Project aims to empower, educate and inspire women who 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.
The Coronavirus Tech Handbook is a crowd-sourced library for technologists, civic organisations, public and private institutions, researchers, and specialists of all kinds working on responses to the pandemic.
It is a rapidly evolving resource with thousands of expert contributors.
23 Code Street is on a mission to empower all women from all walks of life with the skills and confidence to be technical.
They aim to give them the tools needed to build our futures. Find out about their courses and programmes via their website.
Choose from hundreds of online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.
Access 2,500 free online courses from 140 leading institutions worldwide.
The Incorporated Society of Musicians is the UK’s professional body for musicians and subject association for music.
Access support via their website, as well as information on grants available.
The Make A Difference Trust is fighting HIV and AIDS one stage at a time.
Their Crisis Fund is designed to provide support to those in the theatre industry who are experiencing unexpected financial distress as a direct result of Covid0-19.
Grants Online is the UK's most comprehensive and up to date UK grant funding information service.
A number of organisations have launched funding programmes to assist local organisations in responding to the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Enterprise Nation provides expert support and resources for small businesses. They are offering 3 months free membership during this time so you can access their support. Find out more here.
Escape the City provides support for individuals who want to change their career or start a business. Alongside webinars and an online community forum, they also are providing support to people facing redundancy.
StartUp Britain is a campaign by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. They offer inspiration, resources and guidance to help people start and grow their own business. They also provide online support which may be useful during this time.
The Scale Up Institute has developed a Covid-19 resource hub curating resources from across the private and public sectors.
To support London-based businesses, the London Growth Hub has brought together essential resources to help your business manage and mitigate its exposure to the impact of coronavirus.
Refugee Action has published a useful new handbook with information and advice on how charities working with asylum seekers and refugees are addressing challenges around Covid-19.
Free Movement provides updates, commentary, training and advice on immigration and asylum law.
This post by Free Movement gathers together various updates on changes to immigration law and practice caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Refugee Councils works directly with thousands of refugees each year. They support them from the moment they arrive in the UK with crisis advice, practical support & mental health counselling.
They are continuing to support refugees during the spread of Covid-19 by adapting services for phone and online.
Refugee Action has moved to respond to the potentially enormous effects that the coronavirus will have. The wellbeing of refugees, people seeking asylum, our staff and volunteers is their number one consideration. They have been preparing for the practicalities of social distancing and restricted travel.
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
They also help with urgent needs of refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants. The help they can offer will depend on where you are.
Find out more here.
Refugee Support Network helps refugee and asylum-seeking children and young people to build more hopeful futures through education.
For young refugees arriving in Europe, education is a priority: it’s how lives begin to be rebuilt and hope for the future is rekindled. Find out more about their services here.
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.
Asylum Aid is an independent, national charity who work to secure protection for people seeking refuge in the United Kingdom from persecution and human rights abuses abroad.
They provide free, accessible, high-quality legal services to asylum-seekers with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and excluded.
Access the comprehensive pro bono directory of organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
Xenia brings migrant, refugee, asylum-seeking and British women together to connect, share and learn together.
Their in-person workshops are suspended at the moment, but women can still participate online or via phone!
TERN supports refugee entrepreneurs in the creation and development of their businesses, providing services throughout three stages of entrepreneurial process: business exploration, business start-up and business growth.
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 a 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.
For access their articles and videos, visit the website.
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.
Crisis is a national charity for homeless people. They provide help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good.
They offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales. How they help someone depends on their individual needs and situation.
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
Victim Support believes that all survivors of domestic abuse should be able to get the support they need to move on from the impact of abuse.
They don’t just help people who’ve recently experienced domestic abuse — they provide support to men and women, weeks, months and years afterwards.
LGBTQ+ homelessness charity The Outside Project has set up an online support hub for the community to provide help to those in need, especially those who are homeless or in insecure circumstances.
In the group you can provide your details so you can then be connected with a nearby LGBTQ+ person in need of support.
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.
Al-Hasaniya offers support via a range of projects, including services for emotional well-being, and domestic violence.
It serves the health, welfare, educational and cultural needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families in Kensington & Chelsea.
Asha Projects are an organisation working to end violence against women and girls, specifically catering for the South Asian community.
As well as confidential support and advice, they can also offer secure, temporary accommodation.
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.
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.
Enfiled 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.
FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development) is an African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls.
They tackle abuse and discrimination through a range of services.
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.
Imkaan is a UK-based, feminist organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls.
As well as research and training, they offer strategic advocacy, and consultancy services.
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.
Kiran is a refuge service, able to provide safe shelter for up to 7 families at any one time.
Supported families are helped with claiming welfare benefits and legal advice where needed.
Call them on: 020 7263 1027 (Islington), 020 7708 0057 (Southwark), 07748 851 125 (Mobile)
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.
Text (or call) them on: 07534 424 826 or 07462 191 700
Latin American Women’s Aid is run for and by Latin American, Black and Minority Ethnic women. It supports women and children fleeing gender-based violence, offering holistic and intersectional services.
The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights, feminist organisation run for Latin American women, by Latin American women. Among the many services offered are practical support, counselling, and English classes.
London Black Women's Project is a specialist and dedicated organisation for ethnic minority women and girls.
There offer a range of support services to women and girls.
A community based initiative supporting African 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 and sexual 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 upon Tyne.
They offer a range of holistic women only services for women across the North East region. As well as frontline support they also work at strategic and national levels ensuring the voices of women are represented and heard.
Based in Sunderland, African women voices, is founded on promoting African heritage, and aims to establish a network between African women by providing a range of activities and training.
Apna Ghar provides services for 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..
The Halo Project Charity is a project that will support victims of honour-based violence, forced marriages and FGM by providing appropriate advice and support to victims.
Endeavours to end domestic abuse for people and their pets. They have launched a new BAME domestic violence support service focusing on minority groups.
Saheli gives Asian women 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 to help them to make positive decisions for themselves and their children.
A refuge for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. 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.
Rochdale Women Welfare Association is committed to protecting the individual rights and dignity of all individuals within the community.
Humraaz Support Services 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 and support. Warning: website features images of women who have suffered from domestic violence.
Anah Project provides support for women experiencing any form of abuse 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.
A survivor-led organisation with experience in the forms of violence that disproportionately affect ethnic minority women.
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 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 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.
P.H.O.E.B.E ethnic minority women and children to receive domestic abuse support and counselling services across Suffolk.
They offer specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy and support and counselling services.
Shakti Women’s Aid 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.
Hemat Gryffe provides a range of services, including outreach support, culturally sensitive counselling, and support on immigration matters.
Their website is available in English, Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu.
Bawso is an all Wales Organisation providing support for those affected or are at risk of domestic abuse and all forms of violence. Their services include:
- Temporary accommodation
Solace Women's Aid exists to end the harm done through Violence Against Women and Girls.
Offer help and advice over the telephone and online, ranging from emotional support to practical support and signposting to other services that can help you.
Karma Nirvana is British human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.
The Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.
Choose to stop: providing help for domestic violence perpetrators.
Is your behaviour costing you your relationship? Help is available: 0808 8024040.
Galop is the UK's only specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity. Their mission is to make life just, fair and safe for LGBT+ people.
If you need support:
- Call 0800 999 5428
- or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Founded in 1979 to address needs of minority women empowering them to escape domestic violence, forced Marriage, honour based violence, FGM & sexual assault.
Providing women with the legal advice and information they need to understand their legal rights:
- Family Law - 020 7251 6577
- Criminal Law - 020 7251 8887
- Immigration & Asylum - 020 7490 7689
Working to support & create an inclusive community for LGBTQI+ Muslims in the UK.
Whatever your situation, you’re not on your own. Stonewall have a range of services available to support you or point you in the right direction.
LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.
They are offering a range of services during lockdown to support LGBT people.
Terrence Higgins Trust is the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services out of local centres across Great Britain.
They have a range of information, online & phone support services.
PrEPster aims to educate and agitate for PrEP access in England and beyond.
In response to COVID-19, PrEPster have created an info hub about PrEP, sex, sexual and reproductive health, HIV, physical and mental health, and community, with links to partner orgs, services and information.
Women Who is a platform dedicated to helping women think, work, and live better, by fostering environments that allow them to make vital connections, share essential information, and (of course) have plenty of fun along the way.
Everything they do is aimed at helping women get to where they want to be.
Helping female leaders thing bigger, join their Facebook group for a collaborative online community for female entrepreneurs
The Other Box educate and empower people to work and live more inclusively through our training, consultancy & brand partnerships
They run a Facebook group that provides a supportive online community for people & parents of colour.
They also run diversity and inclusion training and a jobs board.
A community for black, Asian and minority ethnic change makers to uplift, inspire and learn from each other.
A non-profit organisation, community and platform dedicated to creatives of colour in Greater Manchester, working towards a racially diverse and inclusive creative industry.
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.
Black Ballad is a UK based lifestyle platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women.
Burnt Roti is a South Asian lifestyle magazine dedicated to showcasing the best and brightest in the community.
A new media company committed to sharing the perspectives of women and non-binary people of colour.
Follow them for insightful blogs and content.
An empowerment platform for millennial and gen z women of colour.
Follow them on Instagram for beautiful, uplifting content.
Raw, unedited conversations about race, identity, allyship and everything in-between as we navigate this funny thing called life.
Brought to you by Tedx Speaker and Anti Racism Campaigner Nova Reid.
Hosted by Alesia, Fatima, Aurelia, and Ramou - four amazing black women getting together to talk about pop culture through the lens of the representation (or lack of) black women in media.
Hosted by Zeba and Fariha, both writers who offer an interesting take on pop culture news.
Launched to serve as the online BFF for the UK woman of colour.
The UK's leading independent race equality think-tank, working end racism.
Follow them for updates on their work and research.
A POC led campaign group tackling institutional racism within the charity sector.
Award-winning research and project work that influences decision-making at policy and practice levels.
Access Covid-19 Updates via their website.
Access guidance for Churches.
Church buildings are therefore now closed for public worship, private prayer and all other meetings and activities except for vital community services until further notice.
An organisation that works through the Church of England’s local parish networks, with churches and alongside other faith-based and secular organisations, national and local government, charities and foundations, as well as individual supporters, to bring about positive change in communities.
Hindu Council UK represents an amalgamation of various Hindu denominations in the UK through their temple bodies and cultural organisations. On their website, you can find:
Dedicated to creating safe and inclusive places of worship and spiritual practice, to the promotion of inclusive Islamic principles, and to centering and uplifting the voices and experiences of marginalised people within communities.
The British Islamic Medical Association has put together an information leaflet to help inform the decision making for those responsible for administering religious burials.
An UK platform connecting Muslims who can give Zakat with those who should be receiving it locally.
You can access their website to find out more or to apply for Zakat.
They are currently offering support through four funds: Hardship Relief Fund, Housing Fund, Work Fund, and Education Fund.
The All Ways Network works to empower small charities working with Muslims
They believe in having a strong support networks for our community of charities especially within the current rocky climate in the UK, with its constant cuts from the government.
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
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
Coronavirus Support: free professional and confidential counselling over telephone or email.
Home of the largest community of Counsellors and Psychotherapists of Black, African, Asian and Caribbean Heritage in the UK.
Visit their website to access support or find a therapist.
Written by Harshita Ganesh, this Brown Girl Magazine post is a personal and moving account of one woman’s experience with therapy.
So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist.
This space, Therapy for Black Girls, was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible.
Created so that men and boys of colour would have a dedicated place to find relevant mental health resources.
Therapy for Black Men strisp away the stigmatization associated with men of color regarding therapy in their communities at large.
MannMukti - Hindi for “mental liberation” - is an American organisation encouraging healthy, open dialogue of mental health issues among the South Asian community.
They host a podcast sharing the stories of individuals.
Hosted by three friends - Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey, and Assante - The Friend Zone is a podcast exploring mental health and mental hygiene.
New episodes every Wednesday
The Mental Health Foundation has an online resource hub for looking after your mental health.
A great resource for mental health tools generally, the Mental Health Foundation has collated a list of information and statistics looking at the impact that issues such as racism and discrimination has on ethnic minority communities.
Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers.
They also run an ecommunity - a online forum to access information and support.
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.
Rethink are one of the largest charities providing care and support for those living with mental health conditions.
They have set up this online hub to provide practical support and information that is useful for people living with, or supporting people with mental illness.
BBC Asian Network have created videos in which Doctors explain Coronavirus in a range of South Asian languages. Click the link below to go to the video:
Coronaviruses can cause more severe symptoms and complications in people with diabetes.
Everyone with diabetes, including those with type 1, type 2 and gestational, is at risk of developing a severe illness if they get coronavirus, but the way it affects you can vary from person to person. Access this frequently updated information page for more.
Asthma UK provide expert help and support for people living with Asthma.
- Find information on what steps to take to manage your asthma and stay safe via this blog post.
- If you have asthma and want to find out more about wearing a face covering, visit this page.
Washing hands with soap and water more often and more thoroughly than usual helps reduce the risk of the virus spreading.
However, frequent washing of hands with soap can cause problems for people with eczema, including dry skin and hand eczema. Access the advice on handwashing techniques for people .
Help Yourself to Health are now operate their health support services online and via the phone.
You can speak to a health advisors in a variety of languages - Urdu, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Arabic and Polish.
You can reach them by emailing email@example.com and letting them know your contact details.
Praxis provide expert advice helping people to navigate the complexities of immigration law and safeguard their future.
An 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.
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.
Enter your postcode on the government website to be directed to the local council’s outdoor recreation spaces, opening hours, accessibility information and guidelines.
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.
Access Adventures is a community of outdoor adventurers and a non-profit organisation providing adaptive adventure camps for people with a physical disability.
Through camps and taster sessions they offer a variety of different sports and activities with more on the way.
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.
An outdoor activity club and network for women in Devon offering free trial taster sessions of outdoor pursuits for women of all ages and abilities.
The umbrella body for organisations involved in the provision of outdoor education, recreation and development training.
Its work involves lobbying for opportunities for outdoor learning for all young people and funding advice for volunteer organisations.
Website with outdoors events listings and a newsletter for UK-wide things to do, places to go and clubs to join plus advice.
The governing body for skateboarding in England and Wales, a membership-based and not-for-profit organisation set up to improve, support and develop skateboarding across England and Wales.
Providing free and subsidised climbing sessions for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups at indoor climbing gyms, as well as supervised courses, instructor training and sessions on how to safely transition outdoors
Charity helping young people in Inner London using various activities to improve social cohesion to improve young people’s lives.
During COVID-19 they are running socially-distanced bike maintenance sessions and have an ongoing Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme provided subsidised bicycle fixing services to encourage people to dust the cobwebs off their old bicycles.
Membership club with social climbing dates and meet-ups for black and underrepresented communities to gain ongoing discounted entry at some climbing gyms within London.
A non-profit organisation providing a safe space for Black women to explore the countryside with like minded individuals, with an emphasis on well-being and sisterhood.
A sports development & inclusion organisation that aims to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport and improve access to sport for LGBT+ people. Their website includes a LGBTIQ+ club finder and a calendar of events.
Outdoor Resource Hub offers resources and support for participants and leaders in an attempt to make the outdoors accessible for all and has a great collective list of outdoor and adventure sport groups:
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.
Find their physical activity groups on the website.
Birmingham LGBT are passionate about creating and developing a thriving and vibrant LGBT community.
They have a range range of support services including fitness activities and classes.
The Pride Sports LGBT+ Sports Club finder lets you search the club map by clicking on any of the icons in the area you are interested in.
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
- Outreach support
- Children and Young People’s support
Helping 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.
Providing support in information, advocation and services for disabled people. DAD offer services such as youth support 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.
MESMAC Newcastle works with gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men to increase the range of choices open to them. They offer free HIV tests, advice and information on many different health issues including Sexual Health, STI’s, support groups and much more. They also offer 1-2-1 support and a 5-day-a-week helpline.
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 offers an intercultural forum that would promote 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.
Boloh is Barnardo's COVID-19 helpline and webchat for 11+.
They encourage children, young people and families from ethnic backgrounds affected by Covid-19 to get in contact: about their worries, their problems and their stresses during this time. Between Monday and Friday, 1pm and 8pm, they provide emotional support, advice and signposting to other organisations who can help.
Asian Women's Centre offering information, advice and meeting spaces for different generations of Asian women
Support group for bereaved parents and siblings.
A member-led organisation supporting young people with experiences of violence and/or in contact with the criminal justice system to fight for justice, peace and freedom.
A youth-led organisation based in Barnet addressing teenage relationship abuse through creative education and specialist, survivor-centred support
Sikh Temple offering education, community groups, classes and a place for worship in the North East.
A support club combatting the under-representation of People of Colour in nature by organising bird watching walks and events.
A support club aiming to diversify the outdoors by organising hiking trips for Black women
Working with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to identify their key issues around health and improve the health information available to them. HAREF then communicates their findings with local health services so that they then have a better understanding of what communities need.
A grassroots organisation working at the intersections of oppression, health, healing and liberation practice, that supports People of Colour by delivering workshops, skill shares and trainings to share knowledge and build alternative health provision/ community-led health, rooted in the needs of those marginalised.
An ecosystem builder centring the experience of Black people and People of Colour through an anti-capitalist, reparative justice framework. LION hold workshops and events to strategise and network-build while consistently documenting their activities through writing, photography and video.
A project providing young Africans with reliable information and training on migration issues and social media to make informed decisions and be aware of safer migration options to Europe
A friendly, safe meeting place offering practical assistance to all asylum seekers and refugees.
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.
'Empowering Refugees to Overcome Exclusion', through ESOL, advice and housing projects.
An artist-led and artist-run platform providing an open platform for discussion around what it means to be British, led by BME women and non-binary people of colour. We Are Here UK work with British BME women and non-binary artists across the UK hosting exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions.
A charity that promotes alternative and innovative ways of engaging and incorporating migrant and ethnic groups in processes of urban change in London.
Creative writing courses for Black women and women of colour
A Brixton based service for the homeless and people in need
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.
A zine by and for South East and East Asian people of marginalised genders in the diaspora.
Support for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in need through the provision of free advice on immigration, welfare and health.
Crisis night shelter for the LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) community who feel endangered, who are homeless or 'hidden' homeless and feel they are on the outside of services due to historical and present prejudice in society and their homes.
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.
A member-led, campaigning union taking action to transform the housing system and win homes for people, not private profit.
The NEEACA is a charity organisation that offers support, advocacy, advice and empowerment to people of African descent living in the North East.
- social and cultural events for all
- assistance & workshops to those those negotiating different cultural expectations
- opportunities to learn about African achievements, culture, art and music
London Buddhist Centre teaches meditation and Buddhism in a way that is relevant to contemporary life. They offer a full schedule of classes and events available online. They also run yoga classes, PoetryEast, school visits, two charity shops, fairs, festivals and classes for people under 25 - all in an atmosphere of community and friendship.
The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is dedicated to creating safe and inclusive places of worship and spiritual practice, to the promotion of inclusive Islamic principles, and to centring and uplifting the voices and experiences of marginalised people within communities.
Keshet UK's mission is to ensure that Jewish LGBT+ people and their families are included throughout Jewish life in the UK. Jewish LGBT+ people exist in all walks of life. Keshet UK aspires to work with all UK Jewish communities, including Liberal, Masorti, Orthodox and Reform, cross-communal and non-denominational organisations.
The Rowans provide 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. If you were assaulted in the past or recently the company offers a wider range of support for individuals and their specific needs.
Sarbat is a volunteer led group addressing LGBT issues from a Sikh perspective. They organise regular events to encourage discussions, tackle homophobia/biphobia/transphobia and build bridges within and beyond their communities.
Working On Our Power Is A Transformative Leadership Programme For Trans, Non-Binary And Cis Women Of Colour
A Black-led community for People of Colour to explore the healing power of nature, environmental justice & land-honouring ancestral traditions.
A facebook group for any people of colour who want to live with other People of Colour in/around the city of London. It is queer and trans friendly.
A facebook group for People of Colour working (or aspiring to work) in campaigns to share opportunities, concerns and questions.
A facebook group for People of Colour working (or aspiring to work) in journalism, media and the arts to share opportunities, concerns and questions.
QTPoC Mental Health is a facebook group that exists to provide greater access to community healing. They host meditations for queer & trans people of colour and publish original art and writing on www.restforresistance.com.
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 Asian Women's Resource Centre provide support services in a range of languages. Their service ensures cultural sensitivity, confidentiality and listening time in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
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 Chinese elders living in the UK. Many older Chinese people find themselves isolated, marginalised and lonely. TCWT 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.
The Monitoring Group was established in Southall, by community campaigners and lawyers who wished to challenge the growth of racism in the locality. Their aims are: a. To promote good race relations; b. To advance race relations by means of education and awareness raising; and c. To relieve the needs of those who are distressed or suffering violence or harassment.
Girls Rock School Northern Ireland is a platform that is set out to encourage and empower women and girls of all ages to get more involved in the world of music, specifically rock and roll. The organisation offers up workshops and mentoring in electric guitar, bass, drums, and vocals.
Southall Black Sisters provides an advocacy service for women affected by gender based violence
Black and Asian Lawyers and Activists working together for justice and opposing racism.
NERS is an independent and charitable organisation which exists to meet the needs and promote the interests of asylum seekers and refugees who have arrived or have settled in the North of England.
They offer housing support, translation and interpretation, asylum applications, and integration services.
A non-profit organisation which prioritises and advances the representation of Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds within psychiatry and psychology.
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.
Article 39 is a small, independent charity which fights for the rights of children living in state and privately-run institutions (children’s homes, boarding and residential schools, mental health inpatient units, prisons and immigration detention) in England.
Juvenis offers bespoke support and training enabling young people who are having difficulties at school, at home or in the community to turn around their lives and (re)engage with employment, education or training.
Hackney CVS is an important 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.
Take Back The Power is a programme for young people aged 16-25 to access support to challenge injustice which affects them and their communities.
Clan Mor Sure Start 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.
Milk and Honey is an expressive safe space that allows young women and girls to flourish and take ownership of H.E.R (Healing, Empowerment and Resilience) through 1:1 sessions and creative group projects.
A home of Fugitive Black Study. Anti-colonial and healing education. They exist to radically imagine transformative worlds.
A social enterprise supporting young women affected by gangs
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.
We support adults who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, and who may also need to overcome a dependence on addictive substances. We do this in a number of ways with: Outreach work, supported housing, resettlement support
The Advocacy Academy is a transformational Social Justice Youth Organising Movement for young people from South London who are passionate about creating a more fair, just and equal society.
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.
Radical Housing Network is a London-wide alliance of 30+ groups and campaigns fighting for housing justice. They are currently lobbying the government to extend the eviction ban.
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.
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.
Resisting immigration raids in Haringey. Stall from 12 - 2pm every Saturday outside Seven Sisters Station.
Be is based in Newcastle upon Tyne. They work to improve the lives of Trans and Non-Binary people throughout the North East and West of England and beyond through their weekly drop-in sessions, peer support groups and social events.
Akwaaba is a Hackney-based social centre for migrants. We offer a space for rest, play, learning and mutual support. Akwaaba is for all migrants regardless of immigration status, ‘race’, religion, country of origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and (dis)ability.
Award-winning bridge organisation fostering cultural access points for Black young people.
Just For Kids Law exists to help children and young people overcome all the difficulties they face, from problems at school and issues with immigration status to trouble with the police. They support young people through youth advocacy, legal support and youth projects
A network of individuals, communities and organisations working together to end racial injustice and address legacies of colonialism
A multi-award winning and internationally-recognised student-led project at Newcastle University Students Union (NUSU) that is managed by Go Volunteer. N.E.S.T empowers the refugee and asylum-seeking community in the region through a variety of formats such as one-to-one English teaching, group English classes, sports, creative arts and trips into the local area.
A collective for queer, trans and intersex people of colour in the UK to organise and mobilise.
Black Thrive is a partnership between communities, statutory, voluntary and private organisations working to address Black mental health inequalities in Lambeth
A facebook group for PoC working the social impact sector to support and connect with each other
May Project Gardens provides practical, affordable, and collective solutions for people to live sustainably and challenge power structures that don't serve their interests. They do this using what they consider universally connecting tools - nature, food and creative arts - to foster people’s personal transformation, which collectively leads to social change.
Migrants Organise is an award winning, grassroots platform where migrants, refugees connect, build common ground, organise for dignity and justice for all.
With 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.
JCWI work toward a vision of a better Britain by:
- challenging unjust laws and practices
- fighting against the politics of hate and fear
- supporting vulnerable individuals & families with reliable
- high-quality legal advice
Doctors of the World's vision is a world where everyone can see a doctor when they need to. They provide free healthcare, advice and practical support to people who struggle to access NHS services, while working to tackle the barriers to healthcare they face. They believe everyone has the right to healthcare, regardless of their immigration status.
NACCOM represents a network of organisations seeking to prevent destitution amongst migrants with no recourse to public funds. Member organisations provide accommodation and support to asylum seekers, refugees and other vulnerable migrants, and NACCOM provide resources and support for our members.
Haringey Migrant Support Centre provides a weekly drop-in service for migrants. The drop-in offers free immigration advice from legal professionals, and advice and signposting services on welfare and health issues.
Glass Door Homeless Charity coordinates the UK's largest open-access network of emergency winter shelters and support services for people affected by homelessness.
Community sporting initiative welcoming members of ethnic minorities in order to bring communities together, with competition money going to organisations like the One Ummah organisation, an Islamic charity working with people affected by the Syrian conflict.
Martha House provides temporary accommodation for forced migrants who have become destitute. Food and accommodation are provided for our guests who have no recourse to public funds and are not allowed to work.We take referrals from agencies who work with migrants.
Commonweal works with Praxis Community Projects to run a no recourse to public funds (NRPF) housing project in London. The project provides free bed spaces for single women with NRPF, cross subsidised by income from housing families to whom local authorities have a Section 17 responsibility.
REAP is an independent refugee-led charity in West London that aims to support refugees as they rebuild new lives in West London, and to live as valued and equal members of British society.
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.
Young Roots provide one to one casework support to young asylum seekers and refugees between the ages of 11-25 in Croydon and Brent. They help them to access services, accommodation and support.
Set up in 2006 to reduce the poverty of local refugees and asylum-seekers, advance their education and raise awareness about rights and needs.
Services include advice in welfare benefits, housing, education, employment, health and immigration, a supplementary Saturday School for children aged 4-11 and a food bank for destitute asylum-seekers and refugees.
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.
The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN). We enable refugees to thrive through the power of their own ideas. We do this through providing them with access to business support networks and business financing, designed to help accelerate them towards launching sustainable businesses.
C4WS Homeless Project, based in Camden, North London, is a Winter Night Shelter operating through local churches. As well as providing somewhere to sleep, C4WS offers people support in other ways, for instance through a Friday Drop in Club, English Classes, a Mentoring and Befriending Scheme and a Jobs Club.
Giuseppe Conlon House is a House of Hospitality for migrants and asylum seekers with no recourse to public funds. It is run by volunteers of the London Catholic Worker community.
ELS is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a wide range of interpretation and translation services to the North East community and beyond, through sign and face to face interpretations, telephone interpreting and translation of any document into any language and format.
Housing Justice train and support night shelters, run a pan London hosting scheme for asylum seekers and forced migrants, and provide mentoring and befriending training and support.
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.
Praxis works with vulnerable migrants in London- including asylum seekers and refugees- providing specialist advice (including immigration advice up to OISC level 2), housing, advocacy, group work, ESOL classes and interpreting. Praxis is also a member of London Hosting.
CHAYN is a global volunteer network addressing gender-based violence by creating intersectional survivor-led resources online. We started in 2013, and have since reached more than 300 000 people and 1.2 million views across the world.
Black Cultural Archives is the home of Black British History. They use their mission to collect, preserve and celebrate the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK and to inspire and give strength to individuals, communities and society. At their HQ they run a series of gallery exhibitions, educational programmes and public engagement events. They provide free access to their unique set of archives, museum objects and reference library.
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 and to promote their rights.
FORWARD (Foundation of Women's Health Research and Development) is the African women-led women's rights organisation working to end violence against women and girls.
LAWRs are a user-led, feminist and human rights organisation focused on addressing the practical and strategic needs of Latin American migrant women displaced by poverty and violence.
The Muslim Bereavement Support Service is a registered charity, founded in 2012. We are a non-profit organisation serving the Muslim community by supporting bereaved women who have lost a loved one. We 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.
A South Asian organisation that works to end violence against women and girls.
Hackney Women’s Haven is a unique Big Lottery funded project aimed at women and girls of African and Caribbean Heritage who have been affected by domestic violence and/or female genital mutilation (FGM).
LBWP works with Black, Asian and visible minority ethnic women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse
Midaye Somali Development Network was originally the Somali Mothers and Under Fives group, to serve mothers with young children.
The Midaye Somali Development Network advocates on behalf of the community across a broad spectrum of needs.
The Bernie Grant Arts Centre is a Tottenham based arts venue championing Black artists telling their own stories.
Refugee Women empower refugee and asylum-seeking women to speak out, become leaders and advocate for change. Through English lessons, drama and other activities we support women to build their confidence and skills. Their network helps to combat the isolation faced by women seeking asylum and creates pathways for women to rebuild their lives with dignity.
Refugees at Home is a UK charity which connects those with a spare room in their home to refugees and asylum seekers in need of somewhere to stay.
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. The space is utilised in a number of ways but HERe Ni encourages active discussions, events classes and much more. To find out more get in touch.
Young Enterprise NI is dedicated to developing the talents and skills of young people to ensure that they leave the education system fully prepared and equipped for life.
The aim to provide children with a diverse range of hands-on entrepreneurship skills programmes. The organisation believes heavily in the concept of 'sustained and continuous learning' thereby helping children overcome multiple barriers within life and the realm of employment.
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.
Volunteer group campaigning against racism, the hostile environment, detention and deportations. To find out more please visit the webite
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 ot 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. To find out more about the organisation please visit the webiste.
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 to the Chinese and wider community of Northern Ireland.
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. To find out more please visit the website.
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 opprtunites for community development arise. CIP. 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. To find out more please visit the website.
Counselling All Nations Services (CANS) is an organisaition that is designed to support and promote the mental health and emotional well-being of people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities throughout Northern Ireland. CANS services seek to implement these through the provision of culturally appropriate or common minority ethnic language, high quality and accessible counseling service. To find out more please visit the website.
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. To find out more please check ou the Facebook page.
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. To find out more visit the Facebook page.
Gender Jam supports and bring together young trans, non-binary, questioning, and intersex people together and create resources to help the community in Northern Ireland. GenderJam NI has an array of advice and services such as: housing, education, healthcare and other issues that affect the trans community in the region.
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 Scotlands 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.
Voices in Exile supports refugees, asylum seekers and those with no recourse to public funds. Advice covers NRPF, food & fuel poverty, asylum support, housing & homelessness, immigration support
A discrete offshoot of Brighton Migrant Solidarity. They are the only organisation in the Brighton area providing housing support to destitute migrants who are not allowed to work or have no recourse to public funds.
They take referrals directly from organisations such as Brighton Voices in Exile. In addition to accommodation, they also provide financial, practical and emotional support to locally based migrants.
Sanctuary Hosting (formerly Host Oxford) is a project which matches destitute sanctuary seekers to those people with spare rooms and open hearts in the community who are prepared to allow someone to stay with them rent free for a pre-defined period of time.
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.
BMECP's vision is to create a sustainable resource centre which champions the BME community in Brighton and Hove and support BME communities and their families. Their aim as an infrastructure organisation is to promote community cohesion. They offer affordable and welcoming space for the community for training, meetings and cultural events.
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.
Black Butterfly's mission is to work with Black and ethnic minority communities to begin a systems change - a rethinking and rebalancing of systems from an economy of oppression and exclusion, to an economy of care and inclusion
A member-led community organisation which celebrates, empowers, promotes and supports Asian, Black, Latin, Middle Eastern people, and people from other diverse ethnicities, living and connected to St Leonards and Hastings.
They aim to decolonise power structures, oppose discrimination and to provide welcoming and inclusive safe spaces.
WE ARE HERE is a celebration of Black British history and a recognition of Black presence in the UK spanning centuries. WE ARE HERE is specifically focussed on the coastal communities of Hastings and Rother, down on the south coast of England.
MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. They work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern
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.
The Oxford Food Bank collects surplus fresh food from local supermarkets and wholesalers and supplies it for free to over 100 charities in Oxford and Oxfordshire.
Open Door is a drop-in service for refugees and asylum seekers at the East Oxford Community Centre. They offer advice, information, support, recreational activities and a free lunch. They provide a welcoming environment for people to meet, make connections, chat to volunteers and friends, gain training and participate in the preparation of a hot lunch (with halal and vegetarian options).
The Gatehouse offers free support for adults aged 25+ who are homeless, vulnerably housed, on low income and/or looking for company and community.
DREAMSAI's objectives are:
1. Promoting teachings of Shirdi Saibaba as set out in Satcharita
2. Supplying food, hygiene items and essentials to homeless & needy people in temporary sheltered accommodation.
3.Raising awareness of the blood donation, bone marrow and stem cells within Indian community.
Trubys Garden Tea Room is an interfaith community cafe run by Muslim women building positive relationships between communities in Milton Keynes
The words "Aik Saath" mean "Together As One" in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. Aik Saath believe in working together for positive social change. Their mission is to work with people from all communities, faiths and backgrounds to promote and encourage conflict resolution and community cohesion through training, campaigns and projects.
The Zainab Foundation reaches people through its bookshops, which provide a large range of Islamic books and ornaments bought from the UK and around the World. They have also donated books to be used for the National Curriculum. During the month of Ramadan the charity provides clothing and rations for those in need.
Health Watch are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. They’re there to make sure that those running services, put people at the heart of care.
Slough Refugee Support – SRS – is a registered charity focused exclusively on the needs of refugees and asylum seekers. SRS has built up a deep stock of experience of working with refugees and helping them with the many obstacles they face in their efforts to settle, contribute and thrive in the UK.
The aims and objectives of the association are to provide welfare services to the Pakistani community in Slough. We promote racial harmony, provide assistance and guidance to our members, hold social events and celebrate national days and liaise with local authorities, with a view to resolve various matters concerning the Pakistani community in Slough, Berkshire.
Safe Passage is a campaign that advocates for the safe passeage and access to legal routes for child refugess throughout Europe. Over the past few years the organisation has worked with Refugee Welcome groups and individuals from Glasgow to Totness to ensire Britain continues to be a welcoming country to refugees. To fin out more about their services please do visit the website.
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. To find out more please check out the website.
The Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre offers the following services:
- Janaaza (Funeral Prayer).
- Nikkah (Islamic Marriage Ceremony).
- Advice session for health and well-being
- Advice session for finance
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.
Locally, in Dover, Samphire runs a community engagement project working with migrant and British communities to improve social cohesion, and better inclusion of migrants into Dover and surrounding areas of Kent
Aberdeen Solidarity with refugees is an organisation that provides a coordinated platform for those of us in Aberdeen and North-East Scotland who wish to support refugees, with an immediate focus on the European refugee crisis. To find out more please visit the Facebook page.
Offers support to refugees, asylum seekers and non-European migrants with no recourse to public funds in West Hertfordshire.
Their mission is to help provide access to the advice and services needed, often providing long term support (i.e. basic needs including food, ESOL, befriending etc) until statutory services are in place. WTRRP does not provide accommodation but finds ‘ways and means’ to help source emergency accommodation.
Communities and Sanctuary Seekers Together (CAST) is a Southend-based community group, committed to bring an end to destitution amongst asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants with no recourse to public funding (NRPF) living in Southend.
P.H.O.E.B.E is an Ipswich-based registered charity that offers specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy and support and counselling services to black and ethnic minority women and children.
Scottish Detainee Visitors is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) that supports people detained by the immigration service in Scotland. Furthermore, the charity also advocates for change and influences the punitive policies around detention. To find out more, please the website.
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.
Luton's specialist legal advice charity specialising in Community Care, Housing, Immigration and Asylum
BRASS supports refugees and asylum seekers in Bedfordshire, UK. They provide advice on a range of issues, English language tuition, and social activities
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.
Provides information, advice and support to individuals and families who have experienced, or are experiencing, discrimination/harassment. They also provide training to service providers.
An NHS medical centre with specialist prescribing facilities, home and inpatient detoxification and
relapse prevention. There is a dedicated Asylum Seekers support section.
Specialist counselling and therapy services offered to women 16+ who have experienced domestic violence. 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.
Regional multi-faceted charity 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.
Bright Sky is a free-to-download app that people experiencing domestic violence are able to download. Available in 5 languages, this app offers a UK-wide directory of specialist domestic abuse support services with contact details.
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:
MAP aims to reduce isolation for Asylum seekers and help them to meet basic needs, to enable healthy living, meaningful activity, and social opportunities. By so doing they hope to create a sense of community, and to empower those they meet to develop their own lives and to integrate into the local community.
FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting families and their LGBT+ loved ones.
Provides advocacy and support to those who identify on the Transgender Spectrum. Trans Aware also provide information and advice for the general public to better understand how to support Transgender & Non-Binary identities. Trans Aware also provides Training to public bodies & Community groups as well as policy consultation to comply with up to date legislation.
In response to a study that found Middlesbrough as the 'worst place in the UK for girls growing up', this charity aims to increase self-esteem, builds resilience and form a safe women's community and space.
Resource hub for new vulnerable parents, with sections dedicated to specific ethnicities and local advice directory.
Kooth is a child and young adult-centred online mental wellbeing community, where users can seek advice anonymously from the professional admin team.
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.
ADAMHS is a day service providing a safe environment for adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health support needs.
Justice First provides legal aid to people living in the Tees Valley area who are seeking asylum in the UK and who have initially been refused leave to stay here.
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.
Glasgow Women’s Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities. To find out more please visit the website.
The Refugee Survival Trust 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. To find out more please visit the webiste
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. To find out more please visit the website.
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. To find out please visit the website.
Edinburgh rape crisis centre offers free and confidential emotional and practical support, information and advocacy to women, all members of the trans community, non-binary people and young people aged 12-18 in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. To find out more please
The Multi-cultural family base 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.
The main aim of this society is to create a cultural, social and mutual support network for Devon and Cornwall’s increasingly large South Asian community. SAaS has a wide membership base of people who are drawn from countries surrounding the Indian sub-continent or are part of the Asian Diaspora. They provide social welfare, recreation alongside multicultural events.
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.
Pentreath Ltd run a Community Development Worker service for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic mental health needs in Cornwall. They provide support to any person from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background including migrant workers and gypsies and travellers, who are experiencing mental health difficulties including stress, anxiety, isolation and low mood.
Community Facebook Group for parents raising children of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic origins in West Cornwall.
The Dorset REC inform and educate regarding race and ethnic relations including raising awareness, challenging prejudice, informing minority ethnic individuals of their rights, and work with partner organisations to influence policy and combat racial discrimination and racial violence.
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 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.
Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services can help you in a variety of ways; from practical and emotional support to legal advice, everything will be guided by you and only with your consent. This service is completely free and confidential.
SARI are there for any victim of hate crime from the Avon and Somerset area. They have online resources, out of hour emergency service, casework services, training, education and more.
Off The Record Bristol (OTR) is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. They have specific LGBTQ+, Trans* and people of colour networks. All services are free and confidential.
Bristol Law Centre is a charity providing free legal advice in specialist areas of social welfare law, and also represents clients in court. They help over 2,400 people a year access the justice system.
Nilaari are a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic-led charity with over 20 years experience delivering social care support, talking therapies and training to adults and young people. Nilaari’s services are available to ALL communities across Bristol.
One25 are a Bristol-based charity that work with women facing multiple vulnerabilities.
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.
Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) is a collection of people and organisations in Bristol working to end all types of violence and abuse. Their resources are available in a range of languages including Arabic, Somali, BSL, Chinese and more.
Bristol Homeless Connect is a website which has information about how people can get help, find out how to help, or find out more information about rough sleeping in Bristol. They offer support on topics including healthcare, laundry, gambling support, work and training, drug/alcohol support, food and much more.
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.
They provide drop-in clinics across Bristol, offering a holistic approach to healthcare covering emotional, physical and mental health needs. You can go to them with any health problem, they list a full timetable on their website.
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.
Caring in Bristol deliver projects around homelessness that help people move away from the streets and prevent people becoming homeless in the first place.
Resolve West provides and promotes services which empower people to resolve conflicts and to repair harm.
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.
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care, as well as specialist services, for people extending throughout the south west.
The service seeks to provide increased access and treatment to appropriate and timely mental health services for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans with mental health difficulties in the South West.
Bristol ADHD has a specialist team of doctors, psychologists, occupational therapist and nurses who work exclusively with adults who have ADHD across Avon and Wiltshire.
The Specialised Deaf Service works with deaf people who are experiencing significant mental or emotional distress, both British Sign Language (BSL) users and people who do not use sign language, including those who have become deaf later in life.
BASS Autism Services for Adults provide a service to adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and professionals and carers who support them.
The Willow Tree Centre in Bristol provides a professional and confidential service available to anyone experiencing unintended pregnancy, pregnancy loss or difficulties following an abortion.
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.
Chandos is a treatment centre for men in Bristol who recognise that alcohol and/or other substances are a problem for them, and who have a genuine commitment to doing something about it.
The Junction Project in Bristol is an accommodation-based drug and alcohol service. They provide good quality housing combined with individual support to men and women whose lives have been directly affected by alcohol or substance misuse.
The Southmead Project provides free counselling and support for survivors of abuse and addiction in Bristol and surrounding areas.
SWAN in Bristol offer low-cost counselling primarily to those suffering from addiction, however they won't turn anyone away if they think they can help. The therapy they offer can last for up to 2 years.
Western Counselling in Weston-Super-Mare offers a structured, abstinence-based, 12-step residential treatment programme.
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.
Brigstowe in Bristol offer specialist, confidential and free support, advice and information to anyone living with or affected by HIV. They run a specialist service for Migrants and Asylum Seekers, as well as a specialist service for those living with Type 2 Diabetes.
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 Marmalade Trust in Bristol are a charity dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness and helping people make new friendships. They provide companionship and joy to those struggling with loneliness, they run an annual Awareness Week campaign as well as events.
The Trust aids young people aged 16-25 fighting Cancer, or affected by Cancer, throughout Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Devon by the provision of grants which can be used towards relieving physical or financial needs.
Womankind helps hundred of women across the South West every year to improve their mental health and well-being so they can experience a better quality of life. They offer counselling, group therapy, befriending as well as a speciality service for deaf women.
SARSAS provide support to people who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives through counselling, live chat and other specialist support. They are open to all; girls, boys, women, men, trans and non-binary individuals.
The Rosie Crane Trust treats all contact in absolute confidence, working with bereaved parents in the South West.
Headway have just over 40 years experience in helping survivors of brain injury live as independently as possible. They provide social and cognitive rehabilitation for adults with brain injury across Bristol, North and North East Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.
Kinergy is a specialist counselling agency offering support for survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in Bristol. Kinergy is inclusive to all genders, 16 years and above. The website features help guides, leaflets, apps and information on other support available.
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 Green House in Bristol has been providing therapy for people affected by sexual abuse for over 30 years. They provide therapy for men, women and children.
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.
Help Counselling offers help to people aged 9 to 25 in a confidential setting. With services available from as little as £10, Help Counselling work with both parents and children to support young people in all aspects of their life across Bristol, Bradford on Avon, Chippenham and Yate.
Knowle West Health Association are a voluntary organisation to promote, protect and preserve good health and wellbeing in and around Knowle West.
Vine Counselling Services is a charity based in Congresbury offering donation based professional counselling to people in the community who need help to cope with anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, bullying, trauma, loneliness, abuse, family problems.
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.
Missing Link is a mental health and housing service for women in Bristol. hey support women who are homeless, or have a history of sleeping rough or whose housing is at risk because of their mental health issues.
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.
The Bristol Eating Disorder Peer Support Group has been running for over twenty five years. They aim to provide a space for sufferers (aged 18 years and over) and for friends/families/carers to support one another.
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.
1625 Independent People is a charity that supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the South West. They find secure homes, teach life-skills, offer advice, help access training and job opportunities.
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.
Non-Binary South West is a peer support group for trans* people in the South West of England (or beyond) with non-binary gender identities. They host a secret Facebook group, and have regular meetings in central Exeter.
The Hope Project in Bristol provides short-term emotional and practical support for men aged 30-64, specifically those who are in psychological distress or have recently self-harmed, but are not currently engaged with other mental health services.
Filwood Hope is a walk-in centre which provides the local community of Knowle West with advice and support on benefit, debt and housing. This service also provides counselling on a daily basis. They also host advisers from Age UK offering advice to those over 55.
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).
Carefree works with young people aged 11-25 who are in and leaving care across Cornwall. They engage in positive social education activities, events and projects, as well as a personal advisor service for about half of Cornwall's care leavers.
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.
Intercom Trust is an LGBT+ charity working across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West. They provide help and support, advocacy, counselling, training, information, support groups, conferences and consultancy.
Truro based St Petrocs works with homeless people in Cornwall to offer accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement.
iSight Cornwall was set up more than 160 years ago to support miners who had lost their sight. Formerly Cornwall Blind Association, the charity aims to be the first port of call for anyone affected by sight lost, whatever their age, circumstance or condition.
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.
Dubbed the Surf Therapy charity, this organisation works with young people to reduce anxiety and improve confidence through surfing.
Bosence Farm offers residential rehabilitation and detox support for people struggling with alcohol or drug addition. Based in Hayle, they run a Rehab, a Detox & Stabilisation Centre, as well as a dedicated Young Person's Unit.
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.
Hearing Loss Cornwall works to ensure people who are deaf or live with hearing loss can remain an active and valued part of their community through communication support, technology, signposting, a community centre as well as a dedicated service for children and young people.
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.
Through gardening and growing, People and Gardens in St Austell enables people with learning disabilities or emotional impairments to be able to develop as individuals, to learn work and social skills and to have equality of choice and opportunity in the workplace.
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.
STAR is a pan-Dorset charity that offers one to one support, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender, who lives works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.
The Shores in Dorset provides a service to men and women who have experienced rape or sexual assault. They work hard to acknowledge the extra barriers faced by ethnic minorities, LGBT+ individuals, and those with physical, learning or mental difficulties.
BCHA are a major provider of a diverse range of housing, support and learning services for socially excluded people. Although based in Bournemouth, they currently deliver services across the South from Plymouth to Reading.
A charity and community organisation run by and for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community members. The network initiates and develops lobbying and educational information campaigns, as well as creating community space.
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.
MyUmbrella LGBT+ is a volunteer led project of Reading Pride to raise awareness of the lesser known identities across the sexuality, gender, romantic and fetish spectrum's collectively known as LGBT+.
Purbeck Good Neighbours is a volunteer group who can help older people over 50 with small or difficult one-off tasks in their home. They can help with; clearing rubbish, filing, moving furniture, helping with paperwork and letters, changing lightbulbs and batteries, and more.
Finding A Voice is a social group providing support for South Asians aged 18+ of any faith, culture, religion or disability.
During the past twelve years, ACH has changed from a small scale housing provider, located in inner-city Bristol, to a leading provider of resettlement and integration services for refugee and newly arrived communities in the UK.
Trans Central is a (MtF), or Male to Female transgender community support group providing practical help and peer support to the local Trans community, and creating the opportunity for individual members to take part in community programs and events.
The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is a charity run by disabled people, for disabled people. Working across the West Midlands and South Staffordshire, we offer a variety of services to help improve the lives of disabled people.
To embed African centred psychological thinking as the foundation for all the work we do To promote self-knowledge and the potential in people, so helping to build healthier communities.
RMC have a team of qualified and experienced caseworkers that offer a wide range of support to clients who include asylum seekers, refugees, EU migrants, undocumented people and those with uncertain immigration status.
Service provides casework, advice and guidance on immigration.
We promote a view of life that reason and evidence should form the bases of our knowledge and all our convictions.
General advice and support for BAME communities away from a secular perspective.
The overall aim of Afro-British Support Services "IMPACT" is to provide professional innovative Information, Advice and Guidance support services that will enable refugees, asylum seekers and new communities to improve the quality of their lives.
Sisters For Change is an international non-governmental organisation that works to combat violence against women and girls through legal empowerment programmes, legislative reform, technical assistance initiatives and legal advocacy.
Journey is made up of many different people, our only goal being to create a space where we are able to explore, discuss, worship, and serve our community. We are welcoming and inclusive of all LGBTQ people. A radical, liberal church service.
We support people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or have a dual sensory loss.
Our specialist service areas include advocacy, employment, British Sign Language interpreting and training, rehabilitation and housing related services.
Cysters is a grassroots charity, dedicated to supporting individuals & improving the health, education & welfare of those with reproductive & mental health issues. We aim to educate the public about reproductive health & education.
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.
Birmingham Education and Advisory Service (BEEAS) is a well established organisation whose purpose is to improve the life chances of some of the most disadvantaged communities in Birmingham.
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.
Bharosa is a domestic abuse service for ethnic minority women (particularly those from a South Asian background) living in Birmingham. We provide a free service which is confidential and unbiased for women and young girls over the age of 16.
We provide free specialist legal advice to those most in need and use legal processes to fight social exclusion.
We are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people on the autism spectrum.
We use our expertise to enrich the lives of autistic people and those who love and care for them.
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.
At RSVP, we believe that everyone deserves a life free from sexual violence and abuse. We offer empathic services to support and inspire children and adults of all genders who have been subjected to sexual violence and abuse.
The BAMEed Network is a movement initiated in response to the continual call for intersectionality and diversity in the education sector. We connect, enable and showcase the talent of diverse educators so they may inspire future generations.
Ethnic Minority Council (EMC) is a local, not-for-profit infrastructure organisation. We aim to provide support and guidance for the BAME voluntary and community sector in Wolverhampton through capacity building, networking, training and collaboration.
CBO is an affiliated umbrella forum and registered charitable and one of the leading community led Voluntary Sector Organisation in Sandwell.
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.
BCA Support Services is a Registered Provider (RP) delivering 24 hour emergency housing with supported accommodation to female adults at risk of homelessness and domestic violence.
The Kuumba Centre is a service, provided by Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation.
This organisation aims to improve the lives of African & Caribbean people, along with their families who are affected by mental illness in and around Sandwell & West Birmingham.
MEG charitable work is mainly focused on helping and supporting LTIM such as refugees and Asylum seekers including other vulnerable migrants because are disadvantaged within our society and some are affected by a huge stigma linked to their integration within the UK’s society.
One Voice are an organisation run by disabled people, in line with the social model of disability - we believe that people like us have impairments, what disables us is an inaccessible environment or disabling attitudes.
Tarkai works with Punjabi communities to create spaces where all individual can access mental health awareness, education and support to better care for themselves and one another.
Tamarind Centre was established in 1998 to provide a holistic, culturally sensitive support service for African, Caribbean and Asian communities who are experiencing mental ill health or are under pressure.
CMHA now provide a diverse range of services with the aim of serving Chinese people who suffer from mental health related issues and problems. We also provide support for their carers whom may not be familiar with all the nuances of traditional Chinese culture.
Muslim Women's Network UK (MWNUK) is the only national Muslim women's organisation in Britain. We are a small national charity and work to improve the social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls.
Acts as a catalyst to develop positive change in the community and to inspire, develop and empower women to live confident and fulfilled lives, A support network for women & victims of abuse.
The Purpose of All Ladies League, Birmingham and West Midlands Chapter is to empower women to accomplish their unfulfilled dreams, be economically stable and leave a legacy to the younger generation.
We are a not-for-profit OISC-registered advocacy organisation working to support asylum-seekers, refugees and other people in the West Midlands who are or have been subject to immigration control.
We are a registered charity that aims to provide services to meet the social, health, welfare and development needs of the Chinese community.
One of the largest Jewish organisations within the West Midlands that runs community support and voluntary services to the Jewish diaspora.
A pro bono law centre offering advice on:
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.
Specific Faith based councelling for Muslims within Birmingham. This type of counselling explores all aspects of counselling in a humanistic framework; which focuses on the (fitrah) natural disposition of mankind.
Walsall Black Sisters Collective is a registered charity that was established in July 1986 by a group of young Black women. From this initial meeting they continued to meet regularly and out of this was formed the “Walsall Black Sisters Collective” as we know today.
Housing Matters and Housing Matters for Families can work with people in any of the following circumstances:
- A person or household who may need help to move into and set up their new home
- A person or household who is currently in temporary accommodation.
The Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic Health is located in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the UK and is uniquely placed to conduct research on issues affecting the health and wellbeing of ethnic and migrant communities.
Chameleons is a social and support group, so we’re here for each other and to have some fun too. We don’t sit in a circle and confess our sins. Instead, tables and chairs are put out, and people pull up a seat and chat with friends.
Derbyshire LGBT+ is Derbyshire’s only LGBT specific support service, we are here to support anyone who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender or anyone who is having issues with their sexual identity or gender identity, this includes family and friends.
We are a small group of like minded people who have faced or facing the problems of being TV or TS.
The group of friends who have given input to this group decided that we would become a signpost to other organisations and 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.
Trade Sexual Health is a health charity working with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) community of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We offer a range of free and confidential support and advice services around sexual health and HIV.
Our aims are to provide information and support for:
- People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans
- For their relations, families, friends and colleagues
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
The Race Equality Centre provides support and advice to individuals, groups and organisations from racial minority backgrounds, which is designed to enhance their ability to proactively participate in political, social and economic activities.
Dosti (Friendship), provides a LGBTQIA safe space to talk about common issues, make friends and get involved in cultural activities and celebrations.
Social and support group for LGBT+ refugee and asylum seekers.
Social and support group for LGBT Catholics.
The Inter Faith Forum for Leicestershire was developed in July 2008 as a network to promote greater understanding and awareness of religion, faith and belief. It brings together representatives from faith communities, along with other interested individuals.
Leicester Council of Faiths promotes trust, understanding and co-operation among the city’s faith communities, speaks up for their viewpoint on significant issues, and provides reliable information to civic authorities, service providers, educational institutions and local media.
Tuntum is a BME led Nottingham based housing association. They offer culturally sensitive support services and are BME led.
The Centre exists to promote mutual understanding between people of different faiths/beliefs and none and to build respect between people as fellow human beings across cultures. The Centre is a shared space where people are invited to speak freely and fearlessly.
The Visible Leaders Network (VLN) is a network for Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff leaders and aspiring leaders. It is designed to support your personal progression to senior level roles within the NHS.
Himmah is a grass roots community-based initiative tackle poverty, mental wellbeing, racism and social exclusion. We do this through a combination of service provision, campaigning work, arts and education work and collaboration with individuals, communities and organisations.
Provide a specialised BAME group for those living with Autism.
As an independent charity, we guarantee a tailored service based on your needs where your conversations and all personal information will remain 100% confidential*.
We employ a diverse workforce including BAME therapists.
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.
Zola is a specialist BAME refuge. This means there are specialist staff members who can support women’s language and cultural needs. The team consists of four refuge support workers, one team leader, and a children’s worker.
Nottingham Arimathea Trust is a small housing charity with a clear mission to support destitute asylum seekers, newly recognised refugees and modern slavery/trafficking victims.
An East Midlands based facebook group for womxn who collect, fundraise to supply quality bras, new knickers, sanitary products and dignity packs for women and girls fleeing war and violence.
To provide help, advice, teaching and training to those with an interest in Buddhism and meditation in the Buddhist community.
The NCWA is a local voluntary sector charity providing services for Chinese people.
Diverse Cymru provides support, services and advice to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people throughout Wales who are affected by mental ill health.
The ACE project’s overall aim is to enable black and minority ethnic (BAME) and migrant individuals living in Wales to gain sustainable employment. The project focuses on the delivery of training and employment support to people from BAME and migrant backgrounds.
The relief of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status who are in conditions of need, hardship and distress. To promote the integration of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status.
Tai Pawb promotes equality and social justice in housing in Wales. We believe that all people have the right to access good quality housing and homes in cohesive and safe communities. We want to reduce prejudice, disadvantage and poverty.
At the Welsh Refugee Council, we have been successfully empowering asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales for almost 30 years. We are the leading organisation providing support nationally.
Wrexham Muslim Association is a registered UK charity (No. 1045958). It is an umbrella organisation for Muslims living in Wrexham and the adjacent areas of North Wales.
Bangladesh Welfare Association Cardiff was established in 1985. It is a national body working to ensure the development and recognition of the role of the Cardiff Bangladeshi voluntary and community sector.
To support people with mental health needs in the UK through health care training and development programmes. The charity does this by providing essential needs such as medicines and training for health professionals.
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.
The Centre for African Entrepreneurship is a South-Wales based registered Charity (1163348) that aims to inspire, support and promote Ethnic Minority entrepreneurship. It was created to tackle poverty, inequality, and the issues and challenges faced by migrants in the UK.
Glitter Cymru is a monthly social meet-up group for individuals who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) and LGBT+
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.
Women Connect First was established on 1 March 2001, St. David’s Day, to empower Black & Minority Ethnic Women in Cardiff and South East Wales by offering a range of services and training in order to improve their livelihoods and employability.
We run regular drop-in sessions, offering advice, information to the newcomers to access local health and education facilities. We also hold regular consultations with service users in Cardiff specifically within Community First areas.
Sikh Council of Wales is an organisation independent of any political or cultural influence or bias but dedicated solely to promote the universal message of 'One God' and 'Equality' among all people through the teachings of 'Guru Nanak to Guru Granth'.
The Hindu Cultural Association (HCA Wales) is a Registered Charity with the Charity Commission of England and Wales Registration No 1002569. It is run by Indian community in Wales with aim to serve mostly pan-Indian community and facilitate seamless integration of the Indian community to the wider community.
A Jewish synagogue open to all to learn about Judaism.
The African Community Centre (ACC) Wales is a registered charity which operates across Wales. We welcome all people, especially Africans born in Africa, African Caribbean’s and British Africans who are currently resident in Wales.
Our helpline advisors can: Signpost to relevant organisations and services in your area Provide specialist employment advice Signpost and refer to specialist organisations Provide information in a range of community languages Provide information in relation to: Health, Work, Welfare Entitlements, Education ,Housing, Personal Safety
Weekly support group as part of the Leeds Survivor-led Counsel Service.
Call 0113 260 9328 or email Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
0113 898 0574 / 07743 189314
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.
Mama Africa is a voluntary group that supports asylum seekers and refugees in Rotherham. They run weekly activities and a drop in service and are in the process of setting up an accommodation scheme.
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:
Small Cash Support
Free Clothes (Used and New)
Free Music and English (ESOL) classes
Immigration/Benefit Advice and Support (British Red Cross)
Support for Migrant Workers
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 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 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 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
Health and Wellbeing
Advice on Welfare Benefits
Learning Disability Project
Halal Food inspection in schools
Muslim Women in Prison Project
Part of Leeds Student Union, QTIPOC runs social and community events for LGBT+ people of colour.
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.
Path provides free ESOL courses, and run The Hive Online, a safe space for migrants to practice English conversations while learning about the British culture, local services, opportunities, and share their cultural identities and stories.
Touchstone 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 the following areas:
HEMCC is a charity based in Hull which aims to advance the education and training of members of ethnic minorities within the local area, so as to assist them to adapt within a new community. We provide English Language classes in both ESOL and IELTS in order to allow refugees to gain vital language skills which will help them to integrate within British society.
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.
We aim to contribute to the promotion of mutual respect and understanding between faith communities and aim to respond to the new & changing ethnic and faith mix of population in York.
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.
Young Black Minds is a Leeds Mind service in partnership with Black Health Initiative, open to male-identifying Black individuals, aged 16 to 25, who live in Leeds.
It will create closed peer support community groups based on shared personal experience and empathy, focusing on strengths to help develop skills and strategies to maintain mental health and wellbeing. The delivery of each group is co-produced with its group members to meet their specific needs.
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 promoting a programme of mental health recovery. Dosti is a safe and confidential support service improving women’s mental health in Leeds. The services they offer include:
Women’s friendship group in Armley and Chapeltown,
Solace aims to alleviate the sickness, distress and suffering of refugees and asylum seekers in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region, in particular those suffering from mental health problems or emotional difficulties.
Created in mind for ethnic communities 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.
LISG was set up in 2007 as successful anti-deportation campaign for a lesbian from Sierra Leone. As more lesbian asylum seekers began contacting the group, they have continued as a general support group for lesbian and bisexual asylum seekers and refugees.
Based in Manchester, the African Rainbow Family (ARF) is a non-for-profit charitable organisation that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender intersexual and queer (LGBTIQ) people of African heritage and the wider Black Asian Minority Ethnic groups.
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.
Mustard Tree 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.
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.
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.
Sahir House has been offering HIV support, prevention, information and training across Merseyside since 1985. Sahir House increases HIV and sexual health knowledge, reduces stigma and campaigns for the rights for those living with HIV and related intersectionalities (gender, sexuality, asylum status).
This Leeds-based organisation provides free legal advice and assistance to asylum seekers and refugees who have been unable to receive legal aid.
Micah Liverpool is a social justice charity that has been set up by Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and St Bride’s Church to relieve Liverpool residents from social injustice and poverty. They run projects to combat unemployment and deliver emergency food aid and affordable food.
Located in the centre of Manchester, this multi-faceted voluntary organisation provides:
Art & Craft Workshops
LE Integration Hub
Mi-Zest Multicultural Vegan Kitchen - Pop-Up Cafe
Migrant Echoes - radio
Solidarity & Integration Volunteering
United Peoples Drop-in Service
Initially started to help women from ethnic minorities, this initiative teaches ESOL to women from different backgrounds, working on communication skills by coming together to cook dishes from around the world, sharing recipes, stories, experiences and connections along the way.
Heywood Baptist Church (HBC) is a community of people of all ages from a wide variety of backgrounds. They run a scheme called The Cellar Door, which provides support to the Iranian community and teach ESOL (sections of the website are in Farsi for ease).
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.
Part of Community Arts North West, the Exodus refugee arts programme works with refugees and host communities across a range of traditional and contemporary art forms, with a strong focus on cross cultural collaborative production. Exodus has been significant in creating a voice and cultural expression for refugee communities new to the region.
Boaz 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.
BRASS provides support for asylum seekers and refugees in Bolton and offer:
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:
Money & Debt
Consumer and employment problems
Getting into work
Access to adult learning, training and volunteering
Immigration/Nationality issues (we are registered with OISC to provide Level 1 advice)
Access to Education, Health and other statutory services
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. Through their adult classes and drop-ins their aims are:
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 haid through the following:
Early Intervention and Crisis Support
Outreach and Referrals
OOO on-call support
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 violence/sexual abuse
Substance misuse and alcohol addiction
Debt or money issues
Housing and homelessness
Back on Track works with adults who are going through a process of recovery or rehabilitation. Through training programmes, skills for work, info advice and guidelines, they support around 750 people every year who have been through problems with alcohol or drugs, offending, homelessness and mental health. Their projects enable people to build the skills they need to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. They have a women's zine called Women Aloud as well as intersectional initiatives and projects.
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.
Rainbow Noir is a volunteer-led social, peer support and community action group, which celebrates and platforms people of colour who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and/or Intersex (LGBTQI). As well as a commitment to represent and platform LGBTQI people of colour and our communities, one of our soul aims from our very beginning, is been to create a space of our own, places to feel safe, where LGBTQI people of colour can meet, hang out, form friendships and find community. We create monthly social spaces both online and in person.
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.
Essex Pride is an annual celebration of LGBT+ life in Essex and beyond.
Outhouse East provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ people in Essex. Their mission is to develop and promote a sustainable, fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can achieve their full potential.
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 Cambridge African Network (CAN) group organises events for the benefit of our members as well as the general public in Cambridgeshire. These include capacity building and recreational events to promote personal development and social inclusion.
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.