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Step Change

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

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. They have tailored advice for young people, older people, migrants, disabled people, people in the criminal justice system and many other groups.

Use their free and easy-to-use Benefits Calculator and Grants Search tools to check what benefits you might be able to claim and what grants you might be able to apply for.

Family Fund

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.

Resourcing Racial Justice

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

Yapp Charitable Trust make grants for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work.

Debt Advice Foundation

The Debt Advice Foundation is a charity that provides information and a helpline to help you understand the array of options that can be considered; such as a debt management plan, bankruptcy, IVA and debt consolidation.

The Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service offers free and impartial money advice, set up by government, covering debt and borrowing, homes and mortgages, budgeting and saving, work and benefits, pensions and retirement, family and care, cars and travel and insurance. You can call them on 0800 138 7777, or you can contact them on WhatsApp.

National Debtline

The National Debtline (0808 808 4000) is a national charity giving free and independent over the phone and online, as well as offering debt advice factsheets, budgeting tools and more. 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

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.

Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust provides emergency food and support. They support a nationwide network of food banks to work with people locked in poverty. If you cannot afford food, they can direct you to a local foodbank and emergency food. If you can afford food but are unable to get it, they can point you to your local council or Citizens Advice.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church. They provide a range of outreach support services for youth and children, families, older people, those experiencing homelessness and more. You can find your nearest Salvation Army here.

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. They offer help specifically during the pandemic, as well as mental health support, wheelchair support, refugee and asylum seeker support, financial advice and more. They have a network of volunteers providing support. Get in touch here.

Feeding Britain

Feeding Britain run a network of emergency food programmes across the UK to protect children and their families from hunger, including school holiday programmes, community food centres, fuel banks and advice and advocacy. Hot meals and food packages are being made available, through a combination of home deliveries and collection points.

Olio

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.

Crisis

Crisis are the national charity for homeless people, providing vital support to help people rebuild their lives out of homelessness for good. 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.

St Mungo's

For nearly 50 years, St Mungo’s has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle homelessness. They have services in outreach, accommodation, health, recovery, employment and more. They also have two care homes for older people who have experienced homelessness.

Hey Girls

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.

Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health (BLAM)

BLAM Charity provides training, support and resources, and works to improve outcomes for Black Britons. They champion Black British cultural capacity and creativity, improve mental health, provide decolonised education and support inclusion through a range of projects including teacher training and resources for educators.

Which?

Which? is the UK's consumer champion. They research consumer issues that matter, with impartial expert advice. They also do product reviews.

The Ubele Initiative

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.

Barclay's Life Skills

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 Black Training & Enterprise Group (BTEG)

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 and programmes for those aged 11-30 from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

Voyage Youth

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. Voyage works with socially disadvantaged and excluded youth to empower, transform and sustain.

Social Mobility Foundation

Social Mobility Foundation provides opportunities and networks of support for young people in the years prior to and during University who are unable to get them from their schools or families.

EmployAbility

EmployAbility provides resources, support and opportunities for disabled and dyslexic students and graduates, and consultancy for employers and professionals.  Their support for students, graduates and disabled people is free.

The Sharan Project

The Sharan Project aims to empower, educate and inspire vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin, who have been disowned and want to learn more about the support and choices that are available to them. They offer free impartial, confidential and culturally sensitive support, advice and information on key life skills including employment, education, financial, and legal.

23 Code Street

23 Code Street is on a mission to empower all women and non binary people 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.

EdX

Access 2,500 free online courses from 140 leading institutions worldwide.

Make A Difference Trust (MAD Trust)

The Make A Difference Trust is fighting HIV and AIDS one stage at a time in the UK and abroad. Through theatre events they raise funds to fight HIV and AIDS, as well as support the theatre community through the pandemic. They offer grants to projects benefitting those living with, or at risk from, HIV and AIDS.

Good Finance

Good Finance is a collaborative project to help improve access to information on social investment for charities and social enterprises. It has curated a list of over 60 grants and funds that social enterprises and charities in the UK can apply to. They also have a Covid-19 resource hub with tools and resources for operations, remote working and navigating funding. 

Grants Online

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.

Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust is a youth charity that helps young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training. Find out about their programmes if you want to start a business, get a job or grow your confidence. They also have an online COVID support hub.

Escape the City

Escape the City provides support for individuals who want to quit their corporate jobs, change their career or start a business. Alongside webinars and an online community forum, they also are providing support to people facing redundancy. 

Start Up Britain

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 ScaleUp Institute

The ScaleUp Institute collaborates with policy makers, corporate partners and educational establishments to help businesses scale up and grow. The ScaleUp Institute has developed a Covid-19 resource hub curating resources from across the private and public sectors. 

London Business Hub

London Business Hub brings together the best of the capital's huge business support in one convenient place. During the pandemic, they have brought together essential resources to help your business manage and mitigate its exposure to the impact of coronavirus. 

Coronavirus Asylum Handbook

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

Free Movement provides updates, commentary, training and advice on immigration and asylum law. They offer consultations, tutorials and topical newsletters. This post by Free Movement gathers together various updates on changes to immigration law and practice caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Refugee Council

The Refugee Council 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

Refugee Action is a UK-wide charity supporting refugees and people seeking asylum since 1981. They support refugees to access housing and support, provide training to organisations and run campaigns. They also have a facts section on refugees. 

Refugee Support Network

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. They offer mentoring, support, access to higher education, training and youth leadership training.

Migrant Children's Project at Coram Children's Legal Centre

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

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. 

Breaking Barriers

Are you a refugee looking for support with finding a job? Breaking Barriers provinces support to refugees in London with finding a job, understanding the UK job market, employability skills & education. 

Xenia

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!

Gingerbread

The charity for single parent families. They provide expert advice and practical support for single mums and dads in England and Wales.

NSPCC

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.

Khan Academy

A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere - a range of courses are available for children with different skills, abilities & interests.

Special iApps

Educational apps specially designed to support children with special educational needs, including autism and Down syndrome.

Action on Addiction

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.

Talk to Frank

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

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

Alcohol Change can support you to access information and advice on alcohol during the Coronavirus outbreak, This includes tips for managing your drinking, links to support you can access even while self-isolating, and guidance for professionals.

Shelter

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.

Refuge

Supporting those who have experienced violence and abuse is at the core of everything Refuge do. No matter what your experience – domestic violence, sexual violence, ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, FGM, human trafficking or modern slavery – they aim to support you. Refuge run a range of specialist services to help survivors access safety and rebuild their lives. Their free 24hr helpline is on 0808 2000 247.

Victim Support

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 crime. They don’t just help people who’ve recently experienced crime — they provide support to men and women, weeks, months and years afterwards.

Covid-19 LGBTQ+ Mutual Aid

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 request support or offer to volunteer.

Africa Advocacy Foundation

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. 

Ashiana Network

Offering a range of services, including specialist counselling, advice and advocacy, and professional training, the Ashiana Network helps ethnic minority women between the ages of 16 and 30 who are at risk of domestic violence and sexual violence. You can call them on  020 8539 0427.

Asian Women’s Resource Centre

Asian Women's Resource Centre is a voluntary sector grassroots organisation, based in Harlesden, provides services for women who are, or have been experiencing domestic abuse. Services include information for survivors of domestic abuse, support in securing safe housing, advocacy and interpreters, access to counselling and legal advice They also provide support in multiple languages, including Bengali, Guajarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and Farsi.

EACH Counselling and Support

EACH was established in 1991 as Ethnic Alcohol Counselling in Hounslow to address this gap. It was the first Asian specific community-based alcohol service to be established in the UK and a pioneer in the provision of culturally sensitive alcohol services. They now offer counselling and support to help anyone affected by drugs and alcohol, mental health issues, violence and abuse, as well as social and peer activities.

 

 

Enfield Muslim's Women's Aid

Enfield Muslim’s Women’s Aid provides relief for women and their dependent children who suffered or who are at risk of suffering domestic violence or abuse through the provision of accommodation, support and advice. Their number is 020 8920 3565.

FORWARD

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, including emotional support, FGM specialist clinics, safe spaces, leadership programmes for young women and more.

IMECE Women’s Centre

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

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. They are not a direct service provider.

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO)

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

Jewish Women's Aid supports Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse & sexual violence. They also have resources to help individuals support someone they suspect is going through domestic abuse. Their helpline is at 0808 801 0500

Kiran Support Services

Kiran support services are Asian Women empowering Asian Women in Walthamstow for over 30 years. They offer refuges, immigration support, children's services, counselling, training, support with abusive relationships and family legal advice. Their phoneline is 020 8558 1986

Kurdish & Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation (KMEWO)

KMEWO is an organisation that works with women from Kurdish, Middle Eastern and North African backgrounds, supporting those fleeing civil war and gender based violence through one-to-one support, bilingual counselling and confidence building, education, training and volunteer opportunities.

Call them on: 020 7263 1027 (Islington), 020 7708 0057 (Southwark), 07748 851 125 (Mobile)

London Black Women’s Project

London Black Women's Project is a specialist and dedicated organisation for ethnic minority women and girls. They offer a range of support services to women and girls including refuge, legal advice, domestic violence, healing and more. For their free 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline call 020 8472 0528

Sistah Space

A community based initiative supporting African and Caribbean heritage women and girls, Sistah Space bridges the gap in domestic abuse services for grassroots and all other African heritage women and girls. Their services include support for domestic, sexual, financial, and organisational abuse survivors, as well as mental health support, and support for those experiencing substance abuse.

The Angelou Centre

The Angelou Centre is a black-led women’s centre based in Newcastle. They offer a range of holistic services for black and minoritised women experiencing violence or marginalisation. As well as frontline support and refuge provision they also work at strategic and national levels ensuring the voices of women are represented and heard.

African Women's Voices

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 Women's Centre

Apna Ghar provides services for women by women from ethnic minority communities in South Tyneside. These include courses e.g. ESOL, Conversation, Health & Social Care, Volunteering and activities e.g. lunch groups, advice sessions, leisure activities. Interpreting services are available for members and for statutory agencies.

Halo Project

The Halo Project in Middlesborough is a project that will support victims of honour-based violence, forced marriages and FGM by providing appropriate advice and support to victims. Call their helpline on 01642 683 045.

Endeavour Project

Endeavour in Bolton to end domestic abuse for people and their pets. They have launched a new BAME domestic violence support service focusing on minority groups. Their helpline is on  01204 394842 

Saheli

Saheli gives Asian women in Manchester a chance to get away from violent domestic abuse situations by providing an environment which is safe, culturally familiar and which helps them come to decisions of their own about their next steps. Information and advice is available in multiple languages to help them to make positive decisions for themselves and their children. Helpline on: 0161 945 4187

Amadudu Women's Refuge

A refuge for women and children fleeing domestic abuse in Liverpool. The service offers temporary accommodation for families, providing support, understanding and access to additional services when required.

They prioritise the needs of Black and Racial Minority (BRM) women and children but will take referrals from all sections of the community. Their helpline is on 0151 734 0083.

Humraaz

Humraaz Support Services in Blackburn provides confidential specialist support to Black and Minority Ethnic women who are experiencing Domestic Abuse and all forms of Harmful Traditional Practices. As well as a refuge, they also provide advocacy, support and peer support for professional women. Warning: website features images of women who have suffered from domestic violence.

Anah Project

Anah Project provides support for women experiencing any form of abuse in Bradford in various languages. They aim to educate women on their human rights, increase their confidence and self-esteem and regain their independence. Their website is available in English, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gugarati, and Hindi. Their helpline is on 08459 60 60 11

Apna Haq (Rotherham): 01709 519211

Apna Haq is a survivor-led organisation supporting black and minority women and girls in Rotherham to escape violent situations. They welcome women from from any religion or no religion, and of any sexuality, including women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTQIA+). 

Panahghar

Panahghar provides free dedicated multi lingual support, advice and advocacy and access to safe refuge for ethnic minority survivors and their families of domestic abuse, sexual abuse or gendered abuse in Coventry and Leicester. If English is not your first language, contact them on their 24hr helpline 0800 055 6519.

Roshni Birmingham

Roshni Birmingham is a leading provider supporting ethnic minority communities through their journey to safety, confidence and independence to live free from violence, abuse and fear. Their 24-hour helpline can be found at 0800 953 9666.

P.H.O.E.B.E. Centre

P.H.O.E.B.E is an Ipswich-based charity offering advice, information, advocacy support and counselling to ethnic minority women and children, including domestic abuse support. Their number is: 01473 231566

Shakti Women's Aid

Shakti Women’s Aid Edinburgh helps ethnic minority women, children, and young people experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner, and/ or other members of the household. Working closely with the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, and NHS Scotland, they also provide training and consultancy. Their helpline is on 0131 475 2399.

Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid

Hemat Gryffe provides a range of services, including outreach support, culturally sensitive counselling, and support on immigration, domestic abuse, forced marriage or honour based abuse matters for women, children and young people in Glasgow. Their website is available in English, Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu. Their helpline is on 0141 353 0859.

Bawso

Bawso provides practical and emotional support to black and minority ethnic victims or for those affected at risk of domestic abuse and all forms of violence. Their services include refuge, floating support, outreach, children and men's support.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline (Refuge)

Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Refuge runs the national domestic abuse helpline via phone or online chat. Their site explains your rights and options, including accessing refuge services and protecting yourself against tech abuse.

Solace Women’s Aid

Solace Women's Aid exists to end the harm done through Violence Against Women and Girls in London. They offer advice, support, accommodation, therapeutic services, rape crisis, training and services for young people. Their helpline is on 0808 802 5565.

Women and Girls Network

Offer help and advice over the telephone (0808 801 0660) and online, ranging from emotional support to practical support and signposting to other services that can help you. They cover topics from domestic abuse to therapy, as well as specific services for Young Women and Non-Binary people aged 11-25.

Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is British human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. Their helpline is on: 0800 599 9247

Rape Crisis England and Wales

Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) is a feminist organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. They also raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence and abuse in all its forms. Their helpline for women and girls is 0808 802 9999

Respect

Respect is an advice line for male victims of domestic abuse. Call on 0808 801 0327, or use email or webchat.

Respect Phoneline

Choose to stop: providing help for domestic violence perpetrators. Is your behaviour costing you your relationship? Help is available: 0808 8024040.

Galop: 0800 999 5428

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 help@galop.org.uk. They support all LGBT+ people who've experienced hate crime, domestic abuse, sexual violence, as well as a service for young people aged 16-25 in London, and a dedicated Trans Advocacy Service.

 

Suzy Lampugh Trust

Are you worried that you are being stalked? They offer online tools on services local to you, advice and help. Their helpline is on 0808 802 0300.

Rights of Women

Rights of Women work in a number of ways to help women through the law, providing legal advice and information on family law, criminal law, immigration and asylum law, and sexual harassment at work

LGBT Foundation

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, with specialist projects for women, trans and non-binary people, healthcare professionals, over 50s and bisexual individuals.

London Friend

London Friend's offers counselling, support & community services which are delivered by a team of over 100 trained LGBT volunteers. Find out about their ongoing online support here. They cover mental health, sexual health, social support, drugs and alcohol as well as a specific support system for refugees and asylum seekers. 

Terrence Higgins Trust

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

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.

Future Girl Corp

Helping female leaders think bigger, join their Facebook group for a collaborative online community for female entrepreneurs

The Other Box

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.

Fuse

A non-profit organisation, community and platform dedicated to creatives of colour in Greater Manchester, working towards a racially diverse and inclusive creative industry. They now have chapters across the UK including Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge, Leeds, Brighton, London, and abroad.

Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK

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

Black Ballad is a UK based lifestyle platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women.

Burnt Roti

Burnt Roti is a South Asian lifestyle magazine dedicated to showcasing the best and brightest in the community. They also have a directory for WoC therapists in London.

gal-dem

gal-dem is a new media publication, committed to telling the stories of people of colour from marginalised genders. With an online and print magazine, they're addressing inequality and misrepresentation in the industry through platforming the creative and editorial work of our community across essays, opinion, news, arts, music, politics and lifestyle content.

Girl Dreamer

An empowerment platform for millennial and gen z women of colour. They campaign, run sports, film and other programmes, workshops, events and more. They also collaborate with corporates to help them reach communities.

Black Girls Talking Podcast

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.

Melan Mag

Launched to serve as the online BFF for the UK woman of colour. Primarily (but not exclusively) for women living in London, Melan Mag will feature news, information and pieces on notable black role models, fashion, health and beauty, travel and lifestyle, all with an appreciation for the black person, culture and experience.

Runnymede Trust

The UK's leading independent race equality think-tank, working end racism. Follow them for updates on their work and research. 

West London Buddhist Centre

West London Buddhist Centre provides Buddhism and meditation resources for the whole of West London area. They have a custom space, with space for tea, book browsing, conversation and discussion, as well as a yoga studio with a range of classes, and a treatment room for massage and other therapies.

Diamond Way Buddhism UK

Diamond Way Buddhism UK is a network of lay meditation centres within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Ole Nydahl and under the spiritual authority of H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje. Access their Covid-19 updates and support via the website.

Church Urban Fund

An organisation that works through the Church of England’s local parish networks, with churches and alongside other faith-based and secular organisations, to bring about positive change in communities. They run neighbour networks, as well as working with people to navigate financial and social justice issues. 

Hindu Council UK

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 guidance on temple closures, a form to report a hate crime, and other articles, reports and more. 

National Zakat Foundation

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.

All Ways Network

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. They support small charities via a range of services from webinars, focused group sessions on topics such as bid writing, to our annual Meet the Funders event and more.

 

Jewish Care

In the face of the Covid-19 crisis, Jewish Care, Nightingale Hammerson and The Fed have come together to make sure the most vulnerable members of the Jewish community receive the additional care they so urgently need. Jewish Care is the largest health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community in London and the South East. They run over 70 centres and services, touching the lives of 10,000 people every week.

Sikh Helpline

Established over 25 years ago, The Sikh Helpline has developed itself to be a trusted point of contact for members of the community in dealing with a range of issues, especially those linked to cultural and social taboos, from hate crimes to mental health and addiction. Coronavirus Support: free professional and confidential counselling over telephone or email. 

Therapy for Black Girls

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.

Therapy for Black Men

Created so that men and boys of colour would have a dedicated place to find relevant mental health resources. Therapy for Black Men strips away the stigmatization associated with men of color regarding therapy in their communities at large.

MannMukti

MannMukti - Hindi for “mental liberation” - is an American storytelling platform encouraging healthy, open dialogue of mental health issues among the South Asian community. They host a podcast sharing the stories of individuals, as well as offer background information on mental health conditions and treatments, research, articles and more resources.

Podcast: The Friend Zone

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.

Bipolar UK

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

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 Mental Illness

Rethink are one of the largest charities providing care and support for those living with mental health conditions. They have set up an online hub to provide practical support and information that is useful for people living with, or supporting people with mental illness. They have over 200 mental health services and over 140 local peer support groups.

BBC Asian Network

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:

Diabetes UK

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

Asthma UK provide expert help and support for people living with Asthma through a helpline, WhatsApp support, reports and access to the best information and advice on their website.

The National Eczema Society

The National Eczema Society are dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with eczema and their carers. They have eczema specific Coronavirus support.

Sutton Help Yourself to Health

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 hrch.hythsutton@nhs.net and letting them know your contact details.

Praxis

Praxis is a charity for migrants and refugees, with direct support services in London and training and campaigning nationally and internationally. Praxis provide expert advice helping people to navigate the complexities of immigration law and safeguard their future. They run online and phone advice services, and group work and activities currently taking place online.

Outward Bound

Outward Bound is educational charity that helps young people to defy limitations through learning and adventures in the wild. They offer free workshops, reports and events, subsidised training and graduate opportunities. They also offer free day trips for those qualifying for school meals. 

 

YHA (Youth Hostel Association)

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.

 

Young Explorers' Trust (YET)

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.

 

Find Your Local Park

Government website where you can input your postcode to be directed to the nearest outdoor recreation spaces, opening hours, accessibility information and guidelines.

Learning Through Landscapes

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

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. At this time they are also offering virtual sessions such as adaptive yoga and seated workouts free of charge.

Venture Scotland

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.

 

Single Parents Wellbeing (SPW)

SPW is a compassionate, empowering and positive approach to being a single parent with a focus on wellbeing. They run outdoor wellbeing workshops, exercise classes, rambles and general events run by and for single parents, many of which are free, as well as online creativity classes.

Women's Challenge Club (WCC)

Women's Challenge Club is an outdoor activity club and network for women in Devon offering free and paid for sessions of outdoor pursuits for  women of all ages and abilities.

English Outdoor Council

The English Outdoor Council is an 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.

Time Outdoors

Time Outdoors has a website with outdoors events listings and a newsletter for UK-wide things to do, places to go and clubs to join plus advice on sports.

Skateboard GB

SkateboardGB is a membership-based and not-for-profit organisation set up to improve, support and develop skateboarding across the UK. Aims include encouraging the development of world-class facilities, helping community groups get local skate parks built, create accredited coaching courses, run competitions and events, and much more. They also have an app for Skateboarders.

Project One Climbing

Project One Climbing is dedicated to the inclusion, increase and support of Black And Minority Ethnic people within UK climbing. They offer 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. 

 

Yes Outdoors

Yes Outdoors helps 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.

 

Climxr

Climbxr is a commmunity and club with social climbing dates and meet-ups for black and underrepresented communities in climbing within London to explore different climbing walls across London.

Black Girls Hike (BGH)

Black Girls Hike is 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. They host nationwide group hikes, outdoor activity days and training events.

Pride Sports

Pride Sports is 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

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 for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups.

LGBT Health & Wellbeing

Established in 2003, LGBT Health and Wellbeing works to improve the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. You can find their physical activity groups and other services and support for LGBT people of all ages on their website.

Birmingham LGBT

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, counselling, sexual health services, refugee groups and other places signposted via their website.

Investing in People and Culture (IPC)

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.

Newcastle Women's Aid

NWA is a confidential service run by women, for women. They provide a range of specialist domestic abuse services which include refuge accommodation, recovery programmes, outreach support and children and young people’s support. Their helpline is: 0800 923 2622.

Victims First Northumbria

Victims First Northumbria help victims of crime or witnesses in the North East with services including coping and recovery plans, court support, and programmes for supporting children and young adults. Their helpline is 0800 011 3116.

Darlington Association on Disability (DAD)

Providing support in information, advocation and services for disabled adults and children in Darlington. DAD offer services such as youth support, peer support, hate crime support, direct payments, advocacy and an independent living hub.

MESMAC Newcastle

MESMAC Newcastle works with gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (over the age of 13) 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 on 0191 233 1333.

JET (Newcastle)

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.

Pakistan Cultural Society

This community group in Newcastle offers an intercultural forum promoting South Asian traditional and contemporary arts and cultures. Over the years, the experience of PCS has managed to bring together diverse audiences which have helped to break down the conventional boundaries and cultural barriers. 

Hopscotch Asian Women's Centre

Asian Women's Centre in London offering information, advice and meeting spaces for different generations of Asian women. Their services include advice, youth groups, multi-lingual homecare, older women's groups and domestic abuse support.

The 4Front Project

The 4Front Project is a youth-led organisation supporting young people of colour with experiences of violence and/or in contact with the criminal justice system to fight for justice, peace and freedom.

Youth Realities

Youth Realities is a youth-led organisation based in Barnet addressing teenage relationship abuse through creative education and specialist, survivor-centred support. They offer 1:1 support, workshops, dance classes, manhood programmes and other bespoke and creative projects.

Flock Together

A support club combatting the under-representation of People of Colour in birdwatching by organising birdwatching walks and events. The community includes experienced birders and enthusiastic first timers. Flock Together began in London but chapters have already opened in Toronto and New York, and they are open to new chapters in the UK.

Healing Justice London

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.

Land in Our Names (LION)

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.

Migrant Media

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

Croydon Refugee Day Centre

A friendly, safe meeting place offering practical assistance to all asylum seekers and refugees in Croydon. They offer refreshments, information, essentials, language classes and more.

African & Caribbean Support Northern Ireland (ACSONI)

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. 

 

 

We Are Here UK

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.

REWRITE London

REWRITE London runs courses, editorial services, book reviews, a magazine and live events for women of colour writers in the UK. Online courses are available around the world.

Brixton Soup Kitchen

A Brixton based service for the homeless and people in need. They also offer help, support and outreach for those unable to get to them, volunteering and a "Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen" programme offering free legal resources.

Building Communities Resource Centre (BCRC)

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.

daikon*

A zine by and for South East and East Asian people of marginalised genders in the diaspora. The zine is a platform to build community, provide space for underrepresented voices and narratives, critically examine and respond to structural inequality, and build radical and educational resources by and for South East and East Asian people 

The Outside Project

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. They run recovery groups, African-specific groups, social events, as well as referral-only arts and exercise groups.

Northern Health and Social Care Trust

The Trust is accountable for the distribution of safe and effective health and social care services to a population of approximately 470,000, the single largest resident population in Northern Ireland. The Trust also provides services to Rathlin, the only inhabited island off the coast of Northern Ireland. 

London Buddhist Centre

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.

Inclusive Mosque Initiative

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, including sexuality, gender, class and disability. They have a range of resources and events.

Keshet UK

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 Rowan Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

The Rowan is the regional Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Northern Ireland, providing a number of different services for individuals who have been raped or sexually assaulted. The service is open to a range of users and had a 24-hour advice helpline on 0800 389 4424. If you were assaulted in the past or recently the company offers a wider range of support for individuals and their specific needs.

Sarbat LGBT Sikhs

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 (WOOP)

Working On Our Power Is A Transformative Leadership Programme For Trans*, Non-Binary And Cis Women Of Colour. They run facilitated workshops, workbooks, meditations and yoga, healing spaces and more. There is a range of accessibility support such as bursaries, child care assistance, language translations, closed captions and more.

POC in Nature

A Black-led community for People of Colour on Facebook to explore the healing power of nature, environmental justice & land-honouring ancestral traditions.

POC Housing for London

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.

POC in Campaigns

A Facebook group for People of Colour working (or aspiring to work) in campaigns to share opportunities, concerns and questions.

QTPoC Mental Health

QTPoC Mental Health is a Facebook page 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

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)

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.

Strabane Ethnic Community Association

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 - Compact for Race Equality in South Tyneside

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

The Chinese Welfare Trust meets the needs of poor, elderly, vulnerable and victims of racist abuse amongst the Chinese community living in the UK. TCWT also works with different housing associations helping them cater to the needs of their Chinese residents and signposting those seeking sheltered housing and extra-care homes to housing schemes.

The Monitoring Group

The Monitoring Group was established in Southall, by community campaigners and lawyers who wished to challenge the growth of racism in the locality. They work with and support victims of race hate crime on mental health and rights. You can report crimes on their website.

Girls Rock School Northern Ireland (GRSNI)

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

Southall Black Sisters provides an advocacy service for women affected by gender based violence. They offer specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages, especially South Asian languages. Whilst their focus is on the needs of black and minority women, we will not turn any woman away who needs emergency help.

North of England Refugee Services (NERS)

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.

INQUEST

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

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. They campaign, offer legal support, run groups for young people and advocate in policy.

Juvenis

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 on a range of topics.

Hackney CVS

Hackney CVS is an umbrella body committed to making Hackney a fairer place. They believe everyone should have the best start in life and the best opportunities to succeed regardless of their background, race, social class, gender, sexuality or disability. They offer advice and training to local community groups, allowing them to influence how the public sector works.

The Winch

The Winch is a programme for young people in Camden and their families to access support to challenge injustice which affects them and their communities. They offer youth clubs, projects, holiday programmes, celebrations, creative spaces, after-school clubs and more.

Clan Mor Sure Start

Clan Mor Sure Start in Belfast works with an array of organisations, parents, and children to ensure every child and parents of a child under 4 have access to advice, information, and services they need to give their children the best start in life and enhance their family lives. This organization offers a range of services from family support, health visiting, midwife support, and much more.

Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey is an expressive safe space that allows young women and girls who are often deemed as hard to engage to flourish and take ownership of H.E.R (Healing, Empowerment and Resilience) through 1:1 sessions and creative group projects.

Abianda

Abianda is a London-based enterprise working with young women affected by gangs and county lines, and the professionals who support them. They offer services to young women aged 10-25 and training for those who work with them.

Sangini

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.

Assisted Homes

Assisted Homes support adults who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, and who may also need to overcome a dependence on addictive substances. They do this in a number of ways with: Outreach work, supported housing, resettlement support

The Advocacy Academy

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 (SDS)

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

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

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

ASCERT is a charity that has been providing services across Northern Ireland that have been reducing alcohol and drug-related harm in communities across Northern Ireland. They work to reduce alcohol and drug related services harm in the community, providing support to adults, young people and families.

Disability Action

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.

Be (North)

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

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.

Just For Kids Law

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

NEST via NUSU

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.

Black Thrive

Black Thrive is a partnership between communities, statutory, voluntary and private organisations working to address Black mental health inequalities in Lambeth.

May Project Gardens

May Project Gardens London empowers marginalised groups to address poverty, disempowerment and access to resources and influence. 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

Migrants Organise is an award winning, grassroots platform where migrants, refugees connect, build common ground, organise for dignity and justice for all.

Aapna Services

Aapna in Middlesborough offers services including care, counselling, dementia and advocacy support, this charity aims to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people who are socially excluded on the grounds of their ethnicity, religion, belief or creed by providing a local network group that encourages and enables the people to participate more effectively with the wider community.

Doctors of the World

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 or housing status.

The No Accommodation Network (NACCOM)

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

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

Glass Door Homeless Charity coordinates the UK's largest open-access network of emergency winter shelters and support services for people affected by homelessness.

TS1 Tees Valley - Sports

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

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.

Middlesbrough Ethnic Minority Achievement Team (EMAT)

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

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

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.

Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL)

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

Sufra NW London is a Community Hub that provides Emergency Food Parcels; a Community Kitchen; Guidance and Advocacy; an accredited Food Academy course; a Refugee Resettlement programme; and a Community Growing Project that provides training in horticulture, school environmental visits and a vocational training course. They address both causes and consequences of extreme poverty, homelessness and isolation.

C4WS Homelessness Project

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

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.

Everyday Language Solutions

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

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. They also work in Wales.

MindWise

Mindwise is a mental health charity that seeks to raise awareness, challenge the stigma, and campaign for changes to be made within the mental health sector. Mindwise has an array of key services and offers advice, training, counseling and teaches workplaces to better understand and support good mental health practices.

CHAYN

CHAYN is a global volunteer network addressing gender-based violence by creating intersectional survivor-led resources online.

Black Cultural Archives

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.

Muslim Bereavement Support Service

The Muslim Bereavement Support Service is a non-profit organisation serving the Muslim community by supporting bereaved women who have lost a loved one. They also work with other organisations, the NHS and hospices in particular, to give a spiritual context to the bereavement support services they offer.

National Children's Bureau

The National Children's Bureau is an organisation that seeks to address and reduce the inequalities that prevent children from achieving their lives to the fullest and reaching their full potential in and around Northern Ireland and England.

 

Asha Projects

A South Asian organisation that works to end violence against women and girls. They offer secure, temporary accommodation for those fleeing violence. 

Hackney Women's Haven

Hackney Women’s Haven is a unique project aimed at women and girls of African and Caribbean Heritage who have been affected by domestic violence and/or female genital mutilation (FGM). HWH brings together community experts who provide culturally sensitive services that enable women and their families to stay safe and empower themselves.

Midaye

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.

Refugee Women

Refugee Women empower refugee and asylum-seeking women to speak out, become leaders and advocate for change. Through English lessons, drama and other activities they 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

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.

Nacro SWITCH Project

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

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.

Youth Enterprise NI

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. They 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

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 NI

Sentinus aims to promote, engage and encourage the development of children within the educational core subjects Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Sentinus offers an array of programmes available for children in primary school all the way to the upper sixth form/college. 

First Housing

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

Migrant Centre Northern Ireland (MCNI)

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

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

Extern is a social justice organisation that seeks to transform the lives of people by promoting social justice across the island of Ireland. Some of its core values seeks to provide anti-racism and anti discrimination, thereby offering up support and advice within the realm of housing, homelessness, migrants and refugees issues, mental health and drug use and much more. 

Northern Ireland Law Centre

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

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

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 Chinese Community Association

Wah Hep which means “Chinese self-help", is a community development association that represents and provides services for the Chinese community in Armagh county. The organisation 'Wah Hep' has a drop in centre which provides key information, English classes, After School clubs, Chinese language and library, a 50+ group and more.

Bryson Intercultural

Bryson Intercultural is an organisation that seeks to empower ethnic minority communities and their families throughout Northern Ireland. The organisation supports and works with a wide range of communities such as the indigenous Irish Travellers, refugees and asylum seekers and many more by promoting and supporting racial and ethnic integration here in Northern Ireland. 

YMCA North Down

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)

Community Intercultural Programme (CIP) is an organisation that strongly believes in community development and social cohesion. CIP believes that through social inclusion a wide array of innovative opportunites for community development arise. CIP seeks to promote integration between communities and works towards the creation of a society in which all are respected regardless of race/nationality.

Belfast Health and Trust Social Care Trust

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.

Counselling All Nations Services (CANS)

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. 

 

Chinese Welfare Association - Belfast

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.

GenderJam NI

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 (Mid East and Antrim)

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. 

Tees Valley Women's Centre

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.

Hansel Group of Charities

The Hansel group is one of Scotland's leading charities that support those who live with disabilities. Hansel Alliance provides services directly supporting young people in their transition to adulthood. They also support people in their own homes; within residential settings; through daytime opportunities; through short breaks and respite opportunities, and through employment support.

Scottish Refugee Council

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

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

Thousand 4 1000

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

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

RISE is an independent, Brighton-based registered charity that helps people affected by domestic abuse. They offer practical help ranging from direct advice to refuge accommodation for those whose lives are at risk.

Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum

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

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.

SHADE

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

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

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

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

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

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).

Oxford Gatehouse

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

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

Trubys Garden Tea Room is an interfaith community cafe run by Muslim women building positive relationships between communities in Milton Keynes

Aik Saath

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

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

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

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.

Pakistan Welfare Association Slough

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

Safe Passage is a campaign that advocates for the safe passage and access to legal routes for child refugees throughout Europe. Over the past few years the organisation has worked with Refugee Welcome groups and individuals from Glasgow to Totness to ensure Britain continues to be a welcoming country to refugees. 

Room For Refugees

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. 

Ashford BME Association

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.

Samphire

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

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. 

Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership (WTRRP)

WTRRP 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.

Scottish Detainee Visitors

Scottish Detainee Visitors supports people detained by the immigration service in Scotland. The charity also advocates for change and influences the punitive policies around detention. 

 

 

Bedfordshire African Community Centre

Provides a range of services for African and other BME communities living in Luton and surrounding areas of Bedfordshire. Services include advice, information, advocacy, help with job search and CV preparation. Training courses and workshops including emergency first aid, health and safety, maths, ICT and English for young people aged 10-15 and ESOL.

Anglo-Chinese Cultural Exchange

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

Foundations Harris Street

An NHS medical centre with specialist prescribing facilities, home and inpatient detoxification and relapse prevention. There is a dedicated Asylum Seekers support section.

My Sister's Place

Specialist counselling and therapy services offered to women 16+ who have experienced domestic violence in Middlesbrough. They also have links to Sanctuary, which offers support to those feeling unsafe in their homes through extra security installation and measures.

Route2

Route2 is an initiative offered by My Sister's Place that offers one-to-one help, education, advice and support to rehabilitate men who are behaving abusively towards family and want to change in Middlesbrough.

Harbour

Regional multi-faceted charity in the North East offering help with domestic violence for men, women, children, with therapy programmes and a dedicated Young People Service. They also offer security measures and help with housing for refugees.

Bright Sky - app by Hestia

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.

ARCH North East

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.

Open Door North East

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.

Methodist Asylum Project (MAP)

MAP Middlesbrough 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

FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting families and their LGBT+ loved ones.

Trans Aware

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.

Rubies

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.

Best Beginnings

Resource hub for new vulnerable parents, with sections dedicated to specific ethnicities and local advice directory.

Kooth App

Kooth is a child and young adult-centred online mental wellbeing community, where users can seek advice anonymously from the professional admin team.

A Way Out

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.
 

Justice First

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.

Darlington Assistance for Refugees (DAR)

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.

Friends of Drop-In Sunderland (FODI)

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

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 Edinburugh Muslim Community Association

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 (Glasgow)

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 Womens Library

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.

Refugee Survival Trust

The Refugee Survival Trust Scotland provides refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed. The Refugee Survival Trust seeks to build connections between people and use what they learn to campaign for change.

Central and West Integration Network

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. 

Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society

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. 

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

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. 

Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre

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. 

Mutli-Cultural Family Base

The Multi-Cultural Family Base Scotland works with families from minority communities and new migrants who are experiencing difficulties. Some of these are practical, such as housing or financial problems; others are more personal, such as dealing with discrimination or emotional issues. They work in a therapeutic way and offer time and support to help people make sense of the difficulties in their lives and work out how to deal with them. 

Devon and Cornwall Chinese Association

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.

South Asian Society Devon and Cornwall

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.

Cornwall Islamic Community Centre

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.

Cornwall Refugee Resource Network

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.
 

Bude Refugee Support Group

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.

Black Voices Cornwall

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

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.

Dorset Race Equality Council

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

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.

Black South West Network

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 Bristol

Khaas is the only service of its kind in the South West that has worked across the Bristol area delivering services to improve the lives of ethnic minority disabled children, their carers and families for over 25 years.

Refugee Women of Bristol

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.

Bristol Muslim Cultural Society

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.

Bristol and Avon Chinese Women's Group

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 Mind

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.

Bristol Black Carers

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

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.

Off The Record (OTR) Bristol

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

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

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

One25 are a Bristol-based charity that work with women facing multiple vulnerabilities, supporting them from crisis and trauma towards independence in the community. They offer  an outreach van for women on the streets at night, a daytime drop-in centre, a casework team, as well as specific teams for those with experience of child-removal and those in recovery.

St Pauls Advice Centre

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

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

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.

Bristol Outreach for the Homeless (BOSH)

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.

The Homeless Health Service Bristol

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

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

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

Resolve West provides and promotes services which empower people to resolve conflicts and to repair harm.

Next Link Bristol

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.

Bristol ADHD Clinic

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.

Avon and Wiltshire Specialised Deaf Service

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.

The Willow Tree Centre

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

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.

Addiction Recovery Agency (ARA)

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

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 House

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

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 SWAN Project

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.

Hawkspring

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

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

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.

The Marmalade Trust

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.

Tanya's Courage Trust

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

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.

Somerset and Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support

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.

Headway Bristol

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

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

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

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

The Harbour provide free counselling for death, dying and bereavement in Bristol. They provide individual counselling, couples counselling and group therapy.

Heart to Heart Bristol

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

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.

Vine Counselling Services

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.

Marriage Care

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

Missing Link is a mental health and housing service for women in Bristol. They 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

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 Care

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.

1625 Independent People

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.

Crossroads

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.

NB:SouthWest

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.

Hope Projecet

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

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

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

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 Cornwall

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

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

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.

St Petrocs

Truro based St Petrocs works with homeless people in Cornwall to offer accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement.

iSight Cornwall

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.

Penhaligon's Friends

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.

The Wave Project

Dubbed the Surf Therapy charity, this organisation works with young people to reduce anxiety and improve confidence through surfing. 

Bosence Farm

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

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

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

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.

People and Gardens

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.

Home-Start Kernow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Life My Care provides information and advice about care and support for adults in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

My Time Young Carers

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.

Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service (STAR)

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

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.

Bournemouth Churches Housing Association

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.

LGBT Dorset Equality Network

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

Ricochet is a support group for the families and friends of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in Dorset.

Space Youth Project

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+

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

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.

Ashely Community Housing (ACH)

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 Bristol, Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Coventry.

Trans Central

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

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.

Patti Gift Therapy

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.

Refugee And Migrant Centre (RMC)

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.

Afro-British Support Services Impact

The overall aim of Afro-British Support Services "IMPACT" in Birmingham 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. Their services cover education, housing, employment, health, debt advice, welfare and benefits, and more.

Sisters For Change

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 Metropolitan Community Church

Journey Metropolitan Community Church in Birmingham is made up of many different people. Their only goal being to create a space to explore, discuss, worship, and serve the community. They are welcoming and inclusive of all LGBTQ people. A radical, liberal church service.

BID Services

BID supports people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or have a dual sensory loss. Their specialist service areas include advocacy, employment, befriending, British Sign Language interpreting and training, rehabilitation and housing related services. They also run the UK's first and only Deaf Cultural Centre in Birmingham.

Cysters

Cysters is a grassroots charity, dedicated to supporting individuals & improving the health, education & welfare of those with reproductive & mental health issues. They aim to educate the public about reproductive health & education.

Nehemiah Housing

Nehemiah Housing's mission is to build successful, sustainable and diverse communities by providing housing and well-being services in a culturally sensitive way, in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. They serve the multicultural African Caribbean, Asian, Irish and European communities.

Birmingham Ethnic Education and Advisory Service (BEEAS)

Birmingham Ethnic 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. They organise English as a Second Language classes, provide guidance and advice on education and training, provide opportunities, and more.

Himaya Haven

Himaya Haven is a leading Birmingham-based organisation who work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, supporting families of loved ones in custody and prison. They offer support, guidance, groups, mentoring, court support and advice, and more.

Bharosa

Bharosa is a domestic abuse service for ethnic minority women (particularly those from a South Asian background) living in Birmingham. They provide a free service which is confidential and unbiased for women and young girls over the age of 16.

Central England Law Centre

Central England Law Centre provide free specialist legal advice to those most in need and use legal processes to fight social exclusion in Birmingham and Coventry.

Autism West Midlands

Autism West Midlands are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people on the autism spectrum. They offer community supported living, residential support, community support and helplines.

Diamonds In The Rough C.I.C

Autism awareness, advice and support for Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and disadvantaged/low income families access to all available services by offering a personalised, culturally aware service.

Rape & Sexual Violence Project (RSVP)

RSVP believes that everyone deserves a life free from sexual violence and abuse. They offer empathic services to support and inspire children and adults of all genders who have been subjected to sexual violence and abuse. 

BAMEed Network

The BAMEed Network is a movement initiated in response to the continual call for intersectionality and diversity in the education sector. They connect, enable and showcase the talent of diverse educators so they may inspire future generations.

Ethnic Minority Council (EMC)

Ethnic Minority Council (EMC) provide support and guidance for the BAME voluntary and community sector in Wolverhampton through capacity building, networking, training and collaboration. 

Confederation of Bangladeshi Organisations (CBO)

CBO offer information, advice, assistance and self help within local communities and primarily the Bangladeshi and other BME community throughout the Borough of Sandwell. They offer information, advice and guidance on welfare, immigration, ESOL, skills and employment, education, women and young people's services, and much more.

Anawim

Anawim exists to support women and their children, especially women vulnerable to abuse, trauma, and 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

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 across Birmingham.

Migrant Empowerment Group (MEG)

MEG charitable work is mainly focused on helping and supporting refugees and Asylum seekers, including other vulnerable migrants. They offer ESOL, drop in, training, essential products and other creative activities.

Taraki

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. 

The Tamarind Centre

Tamarind Centre provides a holistic, culturally sensitive support service for African, Caribbean and Asian communities in Coventry who are experiencing mental ill health or are under pressure. Languages spoken include English, Patois, Punjabi and Hindi.

Chinese Mental Health Association

CMHA now provide a diverse range of services with the aim of serving Chinese people who suffer from mental health related issues and problems. They also provide support for their carers whom may not be familiar with all the nuances of traditional Chinese culture. 

Muslim Women Network

Muslim Women's Network UK (MWNUK) is the only national Muslim women's organisation in Britain. They are a small national charity and work to improve the social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls. They campaign, research, advocate and offer regional and local networks.

Sikh Women's Action Network (SWAN_

SWAN acts as a catalyst to develop positive change in the community and to inspire, develop and empower women to live confident and fulfilled lives. They work on leadership, empowerment and promoting equality, as well as supporting women and victims of abuse.

Asylum Support & Immigration Support Team (ASIRT)

ASIRT works to support asylum-seekers, refugees and other people in the West Midlands who are or have been subject to immigration control. They can help with human rights applications, applications for recourse to public funds, "Zambrano" applications, asylum claims, training and more.

Chinese Community Centre Birmingham (CCC-B)

CCC-B aims to provide services to meet the social, health, welfare and development needs of the Chinese community. They provide advice and advocacy, carers support, elderly support, English classes, student support, business services and more.

Jewish West Midlands

One of the largest Jewish organisations within the West Midlands that runs community support and voluntary services to the Jewish diaspora.

Impact Pathways

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.

Muslim Counsellors Birmingham

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

Walsall Black Sisters Collective is an organisation advocating and ensuring that local people are directly involved in decision-making processes which affects their lives. They run elderly day care, mental health support groups, after school club, befriending, women empowerment and more.

Housing Matters

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.

Centre For Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Health

The Centre for BME Health is located in Leicester, 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. They offer translation and cultural adaptation, research design, training, participant recruitment and more.

Nottingham Chameleons

Chameleons is a social and support group for anyone on the transgender spectrum, their families and friends based just outside Nottingham for people across the East Midlands. Tables and chairs are put out, and people pull up a seat and chat with friends. 

Derbyshire LGBT

Derbyshire LGBT+ is Derbyshire’s only LGBT specific support service, supporting 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. 

Transcend

Transcend is Derbyshire's only specialist support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. They have two centres where they provide a safe and confidential place for people to explore issues surrounding their Gender identity, including practical advice and help, which includes the young and older Trans person and their families

Trade Sexual Health

Trade Sexual Health is a health charity working with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) community of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. They offer a range of free and confidential support and advice services around sexual health and HIV.

Notts LGBT+ Network

Notts LGBT+ Network provide information and support to the LGBT+ communities of Nottinghamshire. They offer a place to talk about sexuality and gender, information on the area, a place to talk about sex and sexual health, legal advice and more.

The Race Equality Centre Leicester (TREC)

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

Dosti (Friendship), provides a South Asian and Middle Eastern LGBTQIA safe space to talk about common issues, make friends and get involved in cultural activities and celebrations across Leicester and Leicestershire.

Quest for Lesbian & Gay Catholics

Quest exists to provide pastoral support to LGBT+ Catholics. They provide information, run an annual conference, and have opportunities for worship, spiritual retreats and supportive fellowship through regional groups.

Inter Faith Forum for Leicestershire

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

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. They run a range of dialogue groups and interfaith projects. 

Tuntum Housing

Tuntum is a BME led Nottingham based housing association managing over 1400 properties in 11 local authority areas. They offer culturally sensitive support services and are BME led. Their support includes specialist services for teenage parents, and separate temporary housing for young people, men and women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Derby

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.

Visible Leaders Network (VLN)

The Visible Leaders Network (VLN) is a network for Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff leaders and aspiring leaders in the NHS Midlands. It is designed to support your personal progression to senior level roles within the NHS.

Himmah

Himmah is a grass roots community-based initiative in Nottingham tackle poverty, mental wellbeing, racism and social exclusion. They do this through a combination of service provision, campaigning work, arts and education work and collaboration with individuals, communities and organisations.

Autism East Midlands

Autism East Midlands has a range of adult and child services for those with autism. Their Building Better Opportunities project works specifically on those with additional barriers to work including those from ethnic minority communities.

Al Hurraya

Al-Hurraya Nottingham was founded in response to an emerging need of a service which works directly with minority communities. They offer "culturally-wise" counselling, community building, addiction support, family support, education and prevention, early intervention and women's groups.

BAC-IN 2life

BAC-IN 2life 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, they offer 1:1, family and mental health support, counselling, recovery coaching, mutual aid meetings, peer mentoring, training and more. They offer a choice of cultural, faith-based and spiritual services.

Zola Women's Aid

Zola is a specialist BAME refuge run by Juno Women's Aid. 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. They speak Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and English. They support women with issues such as safety, housing, benefits, immigration, finances, children and health.

Nottingham Arimathea Trust

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. They have 20 properties housing around 70 residents.

Bras Not Bombs

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.

Diverse Cymru

Diverse Cymru provides support, services and advice to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people throughout Wales who are affected by mental ill health through support, services, advice and advocacy for those aged 4 and up.

ACE (Achieving Change Through Employment)

The ACE project’s overall aim is to enable black and minority ethnic (BAME) and migrant individuals living across Wales to gain sustainable employment. The project focuses on the delivery of training and employment support to people from BAME and migrant backgrounds.

Displaced People in Action (DPIA)

DPIA works with asylum seekers and refugees throughout Wales to become more confident, more integrated and self-sufficient. They have a range of projects, including advocacy and projects specifically for children and young people.

Tai Pawb

Tai Pawb promotes equality and social justice in housing in Wales, for Black and Ethnic minority groups, disabled people, LGB people, trans* people, diverse older and younger people. They believe that all people have the right to access good quality housing and homes in cohesive and safe communities. 

Welsh Refugee Council

The Welsh Refugee Council have been successfully empowering asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales for almost 30 years. They offer support in a range of languages through advice, advocacy, casework, English classes, family support and more.

Wrexham Islamic Cultural Centre

Wrexham Muslim Association is an umbrella organisation for Muslims living in Wrexham and the adjacent areas of North Wales. They offer a range of religious, educational and cultural services to Muslims in Wrexham and the surrounding areas.

Chinese In Wales Association (CIWA)

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. They support children and young people, older people and the wider community through schooling and community activities. 

The Centre for African Entrepreneurship (The CAE)

The Centre for African Entrepreneurship is a South-Wales based charity 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. They offer a range of leadership and support services, including tailored support during the pandemic.

Glitter Cymru

Glitter Cymru is a monthly social meet-up group for individuals who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) and LGBT+ in Cardiff. They are running Zoom meet-ups during the pandemic.

Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team

Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team was set up by a group of ethnic minority young people in Swansea. It aims 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

Women Connect First was established 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. They run after school clubs, health groups, English classes, an older women's group and more.

Hayaat Women Trust

Hayaat runs regular drop-in sessions, offering advice, information to the newcomers to access local health, fitness, arts and education facilities. They also hold regular consultations with service users in Cardiff specifically within Community First areas. 

Sikh Council Of Wales

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'.

Hindu Cultural Association Of Wales

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.

Cardiff Reform Synagogue

A Jewish synagogue open to all to learn about Judaism. They also have a team of "community angels" to support those having a difficult time, whether through illness or something else.

African Community Centre

The African Community Centre (ACC) Wales is a registered charity which operates across Wales. They welcome all people, especially Africans born in Africa, African Caribbean’s and British Africans who are currently resident in Wales. 

BAME Helpline Wales

BAME Helpline Wales can signpost you to relevant organisations, provide specialist employment advice, provide information in a range of languages on health, work, welfare entitlements, education, housing and personal safety.

Staying Put - 24 Hour National Helpline: 0808 2000 247

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.

 

TLG (Transforming Lives for Good)

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.

Abigail Housing

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.

Asylum Justice and Release Leeds (AJAR)

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

ASSIST Sheffield helps destitute asylum seekers by providing accommodation, advice and other support to those in most need.

Mama Africa Rotherham

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.

Lincolnshire Refugee Doctor Project

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.

Open Doors Hull

Located in Prince's Avenue Methodist Church providing activities and resources for asylum seekers, refugee and migrant workers. Their weekly drop-in service includes food, small cash support, clothes, classes, immigration/benefit advice and worker support.

Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield (DASH)

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.

BEACON

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)

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.

QED

Since 1990, QED have been running projects in Bradford such as ESOL, integration 'into the mainstream', men's groups and workshops to aid the BME communities in finding employment.

Bradford African Community (BAC)

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

Womenzone Community Centre in Bradford is a registered charity established in 2003 to address the isolation and lack of voice and visibility of South Asian women in the Bradford 3 area. With ESOL classes, Women's Health groups, employment support and other services, Womenzone identifies needs primarily of South Asian women for a women-only safe place, to prevent them from being socially excluded and assist their fuller integration into society

 

Bradford Rape Crisis - The Jyoti Service

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

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.

Khidmat Centres

The main focus of Khidmat Centres Bradford is to address inherent inequalities in provision of services for the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic backgrounds. Services include older people services, education classes, health and wellbeing, welfare benefits advice, a womens group, learning disability groups, carers groups, Muslim Women in Prison Projects and more.

Meeting Point Leeds

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.

Sisterhood - BAME Women's Support Group

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 Yorkshire

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

Touchstone Leeds is committed to ending mental health stigma in all its forms, through collaborations and campaigning, and as an employer of people with direct experience of mental health difficulties. It works with black and ethnic minority communities and provides a BME Dementia Service as well as Sikh Elders Service.

Levelling The Playing Field

Levelling the Playing Field uses the power of sport to engage and improve health and life outcomes for ethnically diverse children who are at risk of entering, or already involved with, the criminal justice system (CJS). LTPF operates in London, West Midlands, South Yorkshire and Gwent.

Hull Ethnic Minorities Community Centre (HEMCC)

HEMCC 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.

Humber all Nations Alliance (HANA)

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

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.

York Interfaith

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

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

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.

Dosti Leeds

A place where Asian women can meet and form friendships. The service offers individual and group support to meet the diverse needs of Asian women. Staff speak various Asian languages and have expertise in mental health. Dosti offers culturally appropriate activities including 1:1 support, IT and ESOL classes, parents group with crèche workers at Castleton children’s centre, welfare benefits advice and counselling.

Solace

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. They run in Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Kirklees, South Yorkshire.

Hope Bereavement Support

Created in mind for ethnic communities in Leeds to have an outlet to grieve and receive support after the passing of a loved one, in particular babies and miscarriages. Hope offers multi-lingual counselling services, workshops, counselling and coaching among other things.

Black Health Initiative

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.

West Indian Family Counselling Service (WIFCOS)

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.

Manchester City of Sanctuary

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

Manchester Refugee Support Network

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.

Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG)

LISG Manchester 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.

African Rainbow Family (ARF)

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.

New Step for African Communities (NESTAC)

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.

Mustard Tree

Mustard Tree Manchester supports people in poverty and homelessness, helping people secure better accommodation and economic wellbeing. They provide practical support, friendship, connections into work and improvements to health & wellbeing.

Wirral Multicultural Organisation

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.

Refugee Women Connect

A women-only charity set up to support women asylum-seekers, refugees and survivors of trafficking. They run weekly drop-ins offering a range of emotional and practical support and activities, they also accompany women to appointments, offer mental health support groups and 1:1 support. They are also responding to the rise in homelessness by developing casework.

Wirral Change

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.

Sahir House

Sahir House in Merseyside 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).

The Manuel Bravo

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

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.

Migrant Support Manchester

Located in the centre of Manchester, this multi-faceted voluntary organisation provides art and craft workshops, integration, a Latin American Support Network, a cafe, a radio station, solidarity volunteering and a drop-in service.

Heart & Parcel

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)

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 (GMIAU)

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 Salford

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.

Exodus Manchester

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 Trust

Boaz in Manchester offer safe accommodation and holistic support to destitute asylum seekers and refugees. They host recreational and vocational activities, and help with essentials such as a small food allowance and clothes donation.

BRASS Bolton

BRASS provides support for asylum seekers and refugees in Bolton and offer advice, support and information to access public services, English classes, workshops on UK life, opportunities to develop skills, and various well-being activities.

Cheetham Hill Advice Centre

Accessible to speakers of nine different languages, Cheetham Hill Advice Centre is an independent neighbourhood service in one of Manchester's most diverse areas. They can advise on welfare benefits, money and debt, housing/homelessness, consumer/employment problems, work, access to adult learning/training/volunteering, immigration/nationality issues, access to Education, Health and other services and more.

Wai Yin Society# Manchester

The Society aims to challenge all forms of discrimination and social exclusion through the provision of diverse and reactive services, delivered by a team of qualified social workers, nurses and other professionals. As the Society has grown, they have developed a range of employment, education and community services for Chinese men and women and for other ethnic minority groups, including Somali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian and many European nationalities. They run a range of classes and drop-ins.

Olive Pathway

With the aim of eliminating violence against women in BME communities and a strong focus on cultural sensitivity, Olive Pathway raises community awareness and offers aid through the advocacy, legal aid, interpreting, early intervention and crisis support, outreach and a helpline on 0800 2000 247.
 

Safety4Sisters

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

WomenMATTA is a Women's Centre in Manchester that provides intense, holistic support to women affected by the criminal justice system and to those at risk. The Centre provides women with a safe and homely space in which to access gender-specialist support services. It is a 'one-stop-shop' offering group work, one-to-one and counselling supporting women around domestic and sexual violence, mental health, substance misuse and alcohol addiction, debt or money issues, parenting supporting, housing/homelessness, education and employment, well-being, IT access and creative workshops.
 

Back on Track Manchester

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.

Manchester Congolese Organisation (MaCO)

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

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

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 Greater Manchester Bengali Hindu Cultural Association

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.

Outhouse East

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.

The Asian Community Cambridgeshire

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.

Cambridge African Network Group (CAN)

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.

Cambridge Chinese Community Centre

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

Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Have intergroups across England, Wales and Scotland for those over the age of 18 struggling with alcohol. They have specific Polish speaking groups, and online groups. They include wheelchair accessible, sign language and hearing aid groups. 

Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence have resources for trans+ and gender questioning young people, as well as for their families. They also run free Trans Youth Groups for trans, gender variant or gender questioning youth aged 21 and under, led by trans or non-binary identified youth workers. There are groups across London, Leeds, Bristol and Hertfordshire. This includes age specific groups, a transfemme group, and TPOCAlypse (for trans, gender variant and questioning young POC).

Brandon Trust

Brandon Trust are an independent charity supporting around 1,600 children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both across the South of England. They provide individualised, high-quality support that is genuinely life-enhancing. This ranges from light-touch enabling services through to long-term residential care for people with complex needs.

Muslim Youth Helpline

Muslim Youth Helpline have a helpline 365 days a year for those at the point of crisis, as well as training and workshops for young Muslims, and undertaking research around the issues facing Muslim Youth.

Maternity Action

Maternity Action is the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and wellbeing of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years. They offer free advice on work and benefits, NHS maternity care, as well as providing training and support. They have specialist services for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, as well as those speaking other languages

Grandparents Plus

Grandparents Plus connect kinship carers together in our national community and network of local support groups, so they don’t have to face the fight alone. They help professionals understand kinship families and improve support for them, and through research and campaigns make sure kinship care is understood and the government knows what changes are needed.

Depaul Group

This nation-wide charity aims to tackle young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness on a case-by-case basis, providing accommodation, family support, progression coaches for career training, among other services. 

Hft

HfT is one of the largest and longest-established charities supporting people with learning disabilities. Services range from residential care and day opportunities to supported living/domiciliary care at home – from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day. They provide support that means people with learning disabilities can experience life to the full – from enjoyment, satisfaction and improved health to finding meaningful relationships or paid employment. Their commitment goes beyond being just a support provider.
 

Anorexia and Bulimia Care

A national eating disorders organisation providing on-going care, emotional support, and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, including those struggling personally and families, friends, and carers. Services include a national helpline, a weekly drop-in hub, and a telephone befriending service.

Hidayah

Are you an LGBTQI+ Muslim? Questioning your gender or sexuality? Questioning your faith? Hidayah offer support and support groups for LGBTQI+ Muslims through monthly events in cities across the UK, a wellbeing and spirituality WhatsApp group, retreats, mentoring, educational workshops, emotional support, social media, confidential emails and volunteering.

Imaan

Social Support for Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans Muslims. Imaan supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues of sexual orientation within Islam. It provides a safe space and support network to address issues of common concern through sharing individual experiences and institutional resources.

Reengage

In response to the COVID-19 crisis they have created a new telephone befriending service for people aged 75+. As well as making sure that all those already receiving support get a regular phone call throughout the lockdown, they are offering a call companion to anyone else of this generation who lives alone or in sheltered housing and feels lonely or isolated.

They will continue to run this new service alongside social gatherings when things get back to normal.

Naz and Matt Foundation

Naz and Matt Foundation exists to empower and support LGBTQI+ individuals, their friends and family to work towards resolving challenges linked to sexuality or gender identity, focusing on where religion heavily influences the situation.

Widowed and Young

WAY is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who's lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation.

Jewish Association for the Mentally Ill

This organisation aims to help people with mental health problems improve their self-esteem and work towards their recovery. A range of services are available. This include a carers service, an employment service, and recovery and peer support. A number of events and courses are also available.

Khulisa

Khulisa reduces reoffending and transforms young people's lives. They provide behaviour changing programmes in prisons, schools and the community to equip them with skills and strength to choose alternatives to violence and crime.

Y-Stop

Y-Stop is an app and website giving young people the tools to interact with police safely, equipping them with skills and knowledge needed to handle a stop and search, focussing on practical information and tips through a harm reduction approach.

Haringey Stop and Search

The Haringey Independent Stop & Search Monitoring Group is a grassroots community organisation run by volunteers. HISSMG is totally independent of the police and offers advice and information, as well as campaigning and monitoring police behaviour.

BAMEStream

BAMEStream is an alliance of practitioners, therapists, policy specialists, organisations, activists and academia who specialise in the areas of mental health and wellbeing. Their core purpose during is to bring the mental health needs of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community into the mainstream. They have a free Bereavement Support Service.

Boloh

Boloh is the Barnardo's COVID-19 helpline for those aged 11+ from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups. They offer a phoneline and online chat services to talk to a specialist psychotherapist about a range of topics.

Our Naked Truths

Our Naked Truths is a creative wellness series celebrating the bodies and stories of Black and POC femmes and non-binary individuals via life art, holistic therapy, meditation and conversation.

Front Line Therapy

Frontline Therapist is dedicated to making psychological therapy accessible for Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals, as well as those from disadvantaged backgrounds. They have a range of eBooks, Planners and E-Courses to help you journey to mental health goodness, as well as a affordable ways of accessing low-cost counselling. They work on a range of topics from addiction to racism and microagressions.

StopWatch

StopWatch is a coalition that leads a campaign against the disproportionate use of stop and search. They work in research and policy, youth advocacy and legal work.

RIFT

RIFT are the UK's leading tax rebate experts. Their website offers comprehensive guides on rebates, returns, fees and general tax advice, as well as a live chat and phone service 6 days a week. They are able to be your agent in dealing with HMRC, and offer advice on tax debt and mental health.

CAHN

CAHN is a Black-led organisation set up to address the wider social determinants to reduce health inequalities for people of Caribbean & African in Greater Manchester and beyond. We work with the Black community and cross-sector organisations to build community resilience, relationships and a social movement to reduce health inequalities.

Maryhill Integration Network

MIN brings refugee, migrant and local communities together through, art, social, cultural and educational groups and projects, offering people a chance to learn new skills, meet new people, share experiences and take part in worthwhile activities to improve their lives and the life of their communities. Work continues online during the pandemic.

Women's Equality Network Wales

WEN works with a vibrant coalition of organisational and individual members to transform society – no one organisation alone can deliver equality. Their work sits under three pillars, connecting, campaigning and championing women.

Gender Identity Research & Education Society

GIRES is a volunteer operated membership charity that, in collaboration with the other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families.

Hub Cymru Africa

Hub Cymru Africa is a partnership supporting the Wales Africa Community, bringing together the work of the Wales for Africa Health Links Network, the Sub Saharan Advisory Panel and Fair Trade Wales. They offer advice, mentoring, training and resources on their website.

Safer Wales

Safer Wales protect, support and empower groups of people aged 12 and above who are often invisible. They support men experiencing domestic abuse, young females, women in the criminal justice system and those experiencing sexual exploitation and in sex work.

Serendipity

Serendipity is an internationally connected diversity-led arts and heritage organisation that actively changes the UK artistic and cultural landscape with an innovative and inspiring high-quality programme. Serendipity fosters innovative new work from artists, both emerging and established, bringing diversity to the forefront of cultural experiences for all.

Nottingham Liberal Synagogue

The Nottingham Liberal Synagogue is a supportive and inclusive community sharing with and caring for our members throughout life’s journey. They promote a modern Jewish life guided by the values and ideals of Liberal Judaism, encompassing all shades of practice and lifestyle; one which offers an open-minded approach to Judaism through education, practice and prayer.

The Bridge

The Bridge delivers a number of specialist housing related advice, support, and assistance services and accommodation options to homeless and vulnerably housed people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Acacia Family Support

Acacia provides free support to help recover from symptoms associated with pre and postnatal depression and anxiety in the Birmingham area, as well as with other family members. Most of their staff and volunteers have lived experience. They have a dedicated section for parents from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds with culture and language-specific videos, information and more.

Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid

Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid (BSWA) supports women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse through a helpline, drop-in centres, refuge accommodation, housing, legal and family support, and youth engagement. They also campaign, educate and train.

Loughborough Ethnic Minorities Network

The Ethnic Minorities Network (EMN) is a platform for advocating the opinions and welfare of the ethnic minority students within Loughborough University. EMN operates in a safe environment and puts the interests of its members first in all of our activities. Recognising the culturally rich environment here in Loughborough, the EMN will also help to promote and support various events that the ethnic minority societies hold.

Diocese Of Leicester Forum for Ethnic Minority Anglican (DFEMA)

DFEMA seeks to offer a platform for mutual support, to encourage diversity and inclusion, and to affirm local action relating to people from the global majority, as well as to look at ways to help nurture and encourage potential leaders. It also seeks to help those who struggle to feel part of the church.

Living Without Abuse

LWA is a domestic abuse charity based in Loughborough, North Leicestershire, and was formerly known as Loughborough Women’s Aid. They provide support to men and women experiencing domestic abuse across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicester LGBT Centre

Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre is a voluntary organisation established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and youth in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. They run a range of groups for adults, youth, older people, asylum seekers and refugees, families and more.

St Nicholas Leicester

St Nicholas is the fully inclusive and oldest place of worship in Leicester, they believe strongly in a safe and peaceful environment where our open - minded ethos is practised  in our community of faith. All are welcome at St Nicholas’ where we subscribe to be an Inclusive Church. As such, "We believe in inclusive Church - a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate. 

Refugee Roots

Refugee Roots is a charity in Nottingham that helps asylum seekers and refugees build relationships and navigate the complexities of building a new life in the UK. They offer a warm welcome, hospitality, support and friendship through a range of initiatives such as a Virtual Kitchen, Befriending, Art Sessions and Women's Groups.

Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum

Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum offer practical advice, information, support and friendship, and also campaign on issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers. They have a community centre, offer professional and impartial advice and support, as well as programmes developing confidence, skills and knowledge. Their website can be run in 18 different languages.

Nottingam Buddhist Centre

The Nottingham Buddhist Centre is dedicated to the spread of the Buddha's message in a way that is relevant to us here and now, yet remains faithful to the essentials of the Buddhist Tradition .An inclusive open Buddhist centre for those to attend, take part in classes such as yoga and meditation, and have community support

Emma Partnership (East Midlands Money Advice)

The East Midlands Money Advice Partnership is a network of organisations across the East Midlands who provide free, confidential debt advice to members of the public who are facing debt problems. There are a number of ways you may be able to access support including online, over the phone and face to face.

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s serves the health, welfare, educational and cultural needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families resident in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and London-wide. They offer emotional and mental health support, old people's outreach, English language help and more.

Freedom from Torture

Freedom from Torture provide specialist psychological therapy to help asylum seekers and refugees who have survived torture recover and rebuild their lives in the UK, as well as provide training for professionals working with torture survivors.

Malawi-UK Business Group

Formed in November 2017, the Malawi-UK Business Group brings together key organisations and individuals in the UK engaged in business and trade with Malawi. It exists to support, facilitate and develop business flow, create new investment opportunities and integrate Malawi-UK co-operation in the global market.

Filipino LGBTQ+ UK

Filipino LGBTQ+ UK promotes the rights of Filipino LGBTs both in the UK and The Philippines so that they can live without fear of persecution or prejudice simply because of who they are.

Nepalese British Community UK (NBC-UK)

NBC UK aim to promote socio-cultural activities and social integration with other communities. They have participated in various charity and social works together with local schools and council, as well as organised numerous social and cultural programs.

Cambridge City of Sanctuary

CCS's aim is to empower the Cambridge community to use its resources to help refugees. They have an active Faiths group and a Schools Of Sanctuary group that is developing links with other education projects in Europe and the Middle East. They also have a Cambridge Chapter of Techfugees which is working closely with Help Refugees to bring technology to the volunteers working in the refugee camps in Calais and Greece.

Indian Cultural Society Cambridge

ICS was established in 2002 to serve the ethnic Indian community in East Anglia. The foremost aim of the society is to promote the richness and diversity of Indian art and culture amongst the local people in Cambridgeshire, UK.

Hundred Houses Society

Hundred Houses Society is a charitable housing association operating in Cambridge and the surrounding area. They aim to provide high quality and sustainable housing solutions for people in housing need.

The Bridge Plus

The Bridge Plus+ is a Norfolk based black/Asian and minority ethnic (BME) organisation aimed at improving community cohesion through innovative community engagement activities and service delivery to promote race equality and community cohesion.

AFROLUSO Dance Group

Afroluso is a young fresh African (hip-hop) dance group located in Norfolk for female and male empowerment. Their main style of dance originates from Africa with influences ranging from classic artists such as Afrohouse, Funana, Dancehall, Traditional Dancing to modern hip hop mixture.

Norwich Malayalee Association (NAM)

Norwich Malayalee Association (NAM) was formed by people from Kerala, South India who live in Norfolk mainly in Norwich. Most of the members include doctors and nurses working in the local NHS and IT professionals. As a group they aim to promote an awareness of the culture and language of Kerala.

Norwich Liberal Jewish Community

The Norwich Liberal Jewish Community (NLJC) represents Liberal Judaism in Norwich and Norfolk, UK. They aim to provide a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment for Jews of all kinds and their friends.

Society Alive

Society Alive in Norwich seeks to inject live and vitality to every aspect of our community. It is open to all irrespective of race, gender, sexual affiliation or religious inclination, inclusivity and selfless service to mankind.

Gentle/Radical

Gentle/Radical is a Wales-based artist organisation that create projects that work across different communities, art forms and spaces. Activities include; pop-up events, exhibitions, performances, installations, sung works, published works, film screenings, symposia, walks, talks, meals, readings, gatherings and other actions that bring people together.

Tambai Promotions

Tambai Promotions specialises in music and dance workshops and performances of African Music in Norfolk. They are led by Anna Mudeka, a renowned musician who is recognised internationally. Tambai Promotions run an African music & dance group, as well as workshops for schools and more.

The Neesa Project

The Neesa Project are an all-inclusive, Muslim-led group who provide both social and educational activities for women and children in Norfolk. They arrange a monthly social event for women and children, hold weekly sewing classes and organise cooking sessions, sporting events and activities for children.

The Zimbabwean Community Association Norwich

The Zimbabwean Community Norwich aims to facilitate the relief of poverty, sickness and distress through a support network offering support, advice and assistance, including prison visiting, to members and relevant others of African origins who are in distress.

GYROS

GYROS is a charity that supports migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in East Anglia, UK. They provide FREE information, advice, guidance and advocacy on a range of subjects, including:​​ immigration, housing, Universal Credit, debt, EUSS, your rights in the UK, police, education, employment and health. 

English+

English+ are a Christian charity that supports new communities in Norwich to learn English, form friendships and to make this city a home. They welcome anyone who finds themselves isolated by lack of English language including refugees and asylum seekers; beginners and advanced; young and old; all faiths and none. Currently running classes online.

Access Migrant Support

Access East Anglia exists to help migrants settle into their local communities. They work in partnership with stakeholders to promote community cohesion, to offer multi-lingual advice services and to provide practical support to overcome language barriers for their clients.

New Routes

New Routes was established in 2004 as a small project addressing the integration needs of the first 30, isolated, dispersed asylum seekers in Norwich. They are now open six days a week, delivering 14 different activities for women, adults, families, and young people across a range of topics.

Norwich International Youth Project

NIYP supports young people aged 11-25 in Norfolk who are asylum seekers, refugees or otherwise displaced from their country of origin. They are working to reduce isolation and keep young people safe, connected, active and learning, all online during the pandemic.

Ormistan Families

Ormistan families take early and preventative action to support families across the East of England to be safe, healthy and resilient: all their services help people to build stronger networks, learn from experience and feel in control of their own wellbeing.

BME Suffolk Support

BME Support Group is a non-profitable organisation, providing practical support for Black and Minority Ethnic families and individuals, in North-West Ipswich and it's district, helping to achieve social integration and well-being.

Down's Syndrome Scotland

Down’s Syndrome Scotland is a member-led charity and the only charity in Scotland dedicated solely to supporting people all through life with Down’s syndrome and their families and carers.

Cassiltoun Housing Association

Cassiltoun Housing Association (originally Castlemilk East Housing Co-op) is the oldest community ownership Housing Co-operative in Glasgow, and is managed by a voluntary Board which is made of local people and professionals from the housing, education and political sector.

Preganacy and Counselling and Care (Scotland)

Pregnancy Counselling & Care provides practical and emotional support to anyone suffering due to pregnancy or childbirth. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Their aim is to help build communities that are involved and caring by offering emotional and practical support to those affected by pregnancy-related issues. All services are offered free to anyone in need regardless of background, experience or ability to pay

Brittle Bone Society

The Brittle Bone Society is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). They offer general, financial, grant, NHS and information support for either adults or children.

FearFree

FearFree offers support for people experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland who identify as a man or from the LGBT+ community. FearFree workers can offer a range of support including safety planning, emotional support, advocacy, mentoring, and practical support with housing, employment/education, and assistance to access appropriate benefits.

Sacro

Sacro is a Scottish community justice organisation which works to create safer and more cohesive communities across Scotland. Sacro provides a wide range of services spanning all aspects of the community justice continuum. These range from conflict resolution to prevent disputes escalating, to supporting prisoners on release.

Friends, Families and Travellers

Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) are the only national charity working on behalf of all Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities regardless of ethnicity, culture of background. They offer health support, challenge hate and provide accommodation support through casework and outreach teams, as well as supporting children and young people with schoolwork, providing advice and advocacy to parents, and organising extra-curricular activities and more.

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) Bristol

The Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Bristol website has useful telephone numbers and information on accessing services such as health, education, accommodation, benefits and emergency services. They support the community through form filling, benefits advice, council tax, planning issues, health care services and Equality issues. The website also offers information for children and early years and education provision.

Latin American Women's Aid

Latin American Women’s Aid runs the only refuges in Europe and in the UK by and for Latin American women and children fleeing gender-based violence. They also offer holistic and intersectional services, providing everything to recover from abuse and live empowered lives. They welcome women of all abilities, from any cultural context, ethnicity, social class, religion, and sexuality. They are proud to be bisexual, lesbian, queer, and trans women inclusive.

Latin American House

Latin American House works for the integration, social inclusion and well-being of Latin American and other Spanish and Portuguese-speaking migrants in London, as well as communities in our local neighbourhood. They offer legal and social welfare advice, a nursery, children's education, adult community learning, a community centre and EU settlement assistance.

Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organization (IRMO)

IRMO is a community-led organisation that provides Latin Americans with tools and information in an empowering process to build fulfilled, independent and integrated lives in the UK using a rights-based approach. Their work spans education, training, employment, advice, case-work and wellbeing support.

Coalition of Latin Americans in the UK (CLAUK)

CLAUK is a coalition of Latin American organisations from the voluntary sector that have come together to raise awareness and understanding of the issues facing the Latin American community in the UK and to provide a collective voice for, and represent the collective interests of the Latin American community in the UK. Membership is free, and they offer support in education, health, for victims of violence, legal advice and social and cultural projects.

Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS)

The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights, feminist organisation run for Latin American women, and 100% run by Latin American women.
They offer specialist advice, advocacy, information and counselling in a personalised, confidential and impartial manner. All services are free, in Spanish and Portuguese and in women-only settings.

Latin American Disabled People's Project (LADPP)

Latin American Disabled People's Project (LADPP) is the only organisation in London devoted to serving disabled people from Latin America, Europe and Africa, whose first language is Spanish or Portuguese, as well as their carers, families, and communities. ​Whether it's through services, projects, information, English classes, training, advice, advocacy, volunteering opportunities, or social and cultural events, their mission is to improve the quality of life.

CASA Festival

CASA is an arts organisation whose central goal is to facilitate cultural exchanges between Latin America and the U.K., and showcase progressive and unique work. By programming a diverse spectrum of work made by artists based in Latin America, as well as those of Latin American heritage based in the U.K., the CASA stage sheds light on theatre, dance, music and film that might otherwise be left unseen by U.K. audiences.

Latin Elephant

Latin Elephant is a charity that promotes alternative and innovative ways of engaging and incorporating migrant and ethnic groups in processes of urban change in London. They organise activities to bring communities together, organising workshops and activities.

Familias en Glasgow

The group promotes Spanish and Latin-American culture and language in Scotland, through the organisation of cultural events and Spanish language courses, facilitates those children and young people of mixed cultural background their familiarisation with their Spanish and Latin American heritage, and the care and education of children up to the age of 16.

NAZ Latina

Naz Latina works to improve access to HIV and sexual health services among the Spanish speaking Latin American communities living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. They offer care and support, sexual health prevention, clinical services and research.

Voades UK

Voades UK specialises in emotional health for Spanish and Portuguese speaking people. Its main services are: crisis intervention through a help line and professional support provided by psychologists, counsellors and social workers. Services are offered on a one to one basis, in group or family therapy.

The S&P Sephardi Community

The S&P Sephardi Community, originally the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation of London, and has 3 synagogues, provides education, classes, a home for the elderly and more.

Latin American Elderly Project

Offers activities to Latin American elders in Islington (50+) such as yoga, Tai Chi, handicraft workshops, painting, dancing, English and journalism classes, talks, walks, workshops and fact sheets.

Latino Life

They UK's widest reaching and most established Latin Media outlet - a comprehensive guide to what’s on in the UK and a quality magazine packed with interesting articles, interviews, reviews and columns about Latin America, Spain, Portugal and their diasporas.

Dorchester Islamic Centre

The first Masjid in the Dorchester area, they run prayers, celebrations, Qur'an, Tajweed and Arabic classes separately both for children and ladies, interfaith meetings, supporting community members with special needs and difficult circumstances, an after school club and more.

Bournemouth Chinese Association

The Charity aims to help the Chinese in the local community with a variety of things such as translating, administration help, property and medical assistance, schooling and more. BCA have established a network of caring relationships in the community particularly with the elderly, new families entering the country and new students.

Dorset Indian Association

Dorset Indian Association (DIA) is a socio-cultural organization based in Bournemouth and Poole. They run festivals, liaise, collaborate and engage with other similar voluntary and charity organisations to promote good relationships and to support community cohesion. DIA offer educational opportunities to children and adults who would like to develop a deeper understanding of Indian art, culture and heritage. They also conduct workshops on health and wellbeing within the community.

Indian Cultural Association of Dorset (ICAD)

The ICAD are a spiritual centre for all communities and religious backgrounds in Dorset, a centre for integration, cultural and spiritual exchange, and a place providing community service. They also run events to bring together people celebrating Indian festivals and national occasions.

Bournemouth Interpreters' Group

The Bournemouth Interpreters' Group have a local interpreter register for public sector and voluntary organisations in the area. Their local-based interpreters are there to enable minority language service users to fully access public services to maintain and improve health, well-being, education and quality of life. They continue to function fully during the pandemic and offer over 35 languages.

Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council (PDREC)

PDREC provides advocacy, advice, information and support services for BME people and others who have been victims/witnesses of racial/religious hate crime incidents, abuse, discrimination or prejudice in Devon. Issues addressed include domestic violence, safeguarding, housing, health, isolation, unemployment, poverty and destitution, identity and education.

Devon Mind

Devon Mind run a range of support groups from gender-specific to mental health condition focussed groups. They run a range of courses and an affordable counselling service with reduced rates for students and those on benefits.

Hikmat Devon CIC

Hikmat Devon is a user-led co-operative working with members of black and minority ethnic communities across Devon. They run activity and interest groups, 1 to 1 mentoring, training, signposting, counselling and person centred goal planning. They speak a range of languages.

Asian Elders

Asian Elders provides social conact for Asian Elders aged 55 and over in the Gloucester area. They hold meetings, day care, meals, social interaction, trips and more. There are separate groups for women and men, and they cover Gujerati and Urdu language and communication needs.

Golden Years Luncheon Club

Golden Years provide low-cost culturally appropriate meals for elderly members of the Afro-Caribbean community, as well as social gatherings, meals-on-wheels, home care and keep-fit classes in Gloucester.

Sahara Saheli

Sahara Saheli (meaning Supportive Friends) first originated as an Asian women's group. Since then it has evolved into a multicultural women's group for women living and working in Cheltenham. It brings together women from different ethnic minority backgrounds with the aim of reducing isolation, building confidence and engagement with public services.

Insight Gloucestershire

Insight Gloucestershire are the local charity dedicated to supporting those living with sight loss or blindness. They offer outreach, mobile phones, IT courses and training, clubs and groups, sport clubs and a range of other support.

The Family Haven

The Family Haven in Gloucestershire help parents and their pre-school children by providing a warm, caring and supportive day centre where assistance and encouragement is available to help them to improve the quality of their lives. They provide a nursery, as well as a client centre for parents, which provides support, emotional warmth and encouragement.

Young Gloucestershire

Young Gloucestershire is a countywide charity that supports disadvantaged young people facing challenges. They offer counselling, LGBT support, a substance misuse support group, a chat and drop-in service as well as training and mentoring for young people including those not in education, employment or training.

InfoBuzz

InfoBuzz offers therapeutic and practical support for families and young people with complex needs in Gloucestershire. They offer criminal justice services, school and community services, mental health services and more.

Gloucestershire Chinese Women's Guild

Gloucestershire Chinese Womens Guild provides free language support, home visits, advocacy, interpretation, advice on benefits and education and training. They speak Cantonese, Hakka, Mandarin, Shanghainese and English.

Exeter Hindu Cultural Centre

The Exeter Hindu Temple provides a place for worship and community, as well as an ashram for yoga, meditation, exercise, culinary courses, Ayuverdic medicine, Eastern arts and youth engagement.

Somerset Mind

Mind in Somerset provide peer support, art and gardening groups, alongside support groups and one-to-one sessions for adults, and young peoples networks.

Devon Communities Together

Devon Communities Together provide a range of projects and services which support communities throughout Devon, such as social enterprise, coaching, consultancy, senior groups, and advice on a range of topics such as benefits, money, business, health, housing and more.

Young Devon

Young Devon is the largest young people's charity in the South West. They work with over 2000 young people a year with skills, wellbeing, advocacy and accommodation,.

Space*

Space* is a bold, confident and enthusiastic learning organisation that unlocks the potential of young people in Devon and their communities by providing a safe space to grow, connect and inspire each other. They offer a range of targeted support and education services, including specialist services for unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people. Many of their services are running online during the pandemic.

VOYC Devon

VOYC works with children and young people aged 0 to 25 in Devon to create a vibrant, diverse and sustainable community. They offer learning, practical help and create networks across Devon.

Inclusive Exeter

Inclusive Exeter is a partnership of grassroots community organisations established to give Black, Asian and other ethnic minority people in Exeter a greater voice. Their recent hardship relief project includes preparing and delivering free meals, as well as translating government guidance into different languages. They also offer form filling assistance and help with other topics.

Multilingua Devon

Multilingua Devon provide a database of over 300 local interpreters and translators in over 100 languages. Over 99% of interpreters are native speakers with a BA or higher degree from their own country. They match each case by taking into consideration qualification, experience, age, gender and location. They also provide training for those wishing to become interpreters.

North Devon Sunrise CIC

North Devon Sunrise CIC are a dynamic grassroots community organisation in a remote rural area. They provide activities, services and events for individuals of diverse identities. They offer online activities, 1-2-1 support, LGBTQIA+ activities, as well diversity workshops. Their website features multilingual resources for adults and children.

Refugee Support Devon

Refugee Support Devon support refugees in the community, preserving and protecting wellbeing, providing relief, advocacy, educating the public, and offering training and skills development. They have a drop-in service, tailored outreach support, refugee resettlement, immigration advice, a women's group, a community garden, events and more!

Devon Faith and Belief Forum

The Devon Faith and Belief Forum brings believers and adherents of different faith and belief systems to a greater understanding of each other. They work through an executive committee of representatives from the different faith and belief groups, a youth group in the Torbay area and supporting local interfaith groups around the county.

Julian House

Julian House run a large number of projects and services across the South West for all communities including special services for refugees and travelling communities covering health, housing, education, domestic violence, addiction and more.

Swindon Chinese Community

Swindon Chinese Community (SCC) is a voluntary community organisation run by volunteers. SCC provides Chinese tradition and culture related services to schools, other communities and organisations. SCC aims to work hand in hand with Swindon Borough Council.

Hindu Samaj Swindon

A charity organisation based in Swindon carrying out voluntary activities for the community since 1973 and along with representing Hindu faith, community & culture. They run youth development and sport activities, community groups and forums, classes in language and ethnic culture, and more.

Black Families Education Support Group

Black Families in Bath promote racial equality in the education system and ensure that black and minority ethnic families have access to information, advice and support to enable their effective participation and ensure equality of opportunity. They provide advice, information, advocacy support for parents and educational activities for black and minority ethnic young people, as well as supplementary schools during Saturdays and holidays.

Bath Islamic Society

The Bath Islamic Society is based at Pierrepont Street very close to Bath police station. Being the only Mosque in Bath the make up of the congregation is very diverse and made up of Muslims from a wide range of Islamic countries. They run women's groups, youth groups and inter-faith programmes.

SWALLOW

SWALLOW is based in Bath and North East Somerset and aims to enable teenagers and adults with learning disabilities to live as independently as they wish.