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.
Romani / Roma or Irish Traveller
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.
A group for ladies of all nationalities who get together along with their children under school age. It offers refreshments, art activities as well as a playgroup for the children.
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.
Essex Pride is an annual celebration of LGBT+ life in Essex and beyond.
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.
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.
The Centre helps provide support to the South Asian Communities in mental health, welfare rights, counselling, domestic violence, learning disabilities and the criminal justice system.
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.
WomenMATTA is a Women's Centre in Manchester that provides intense, holistic support to women affected by the criminal justice system and to those at risk.
The Centre provides women with a safe and homely space in which to access gender-specialist support services. It is a 'one-stop-shop' offering group work, one-to-one and counselling supporting women around:
Domestic violence/sexual abuse
Substance misuse and alcohol addiction
Debt or money issues
Housing and homelessness
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.
With the aim of eliminating violence against women in BME communities and a strong focus on cultural sensitivity, Olive Pathway raises community awareness and offers haid through the following:
Early Intervention and Crisis Support
Outreach and Referrals
OOO on-call support
The Society aims to challenge all forms of discrimination and social exclusion through the provision of diverse and reactive services, delivered by a team of qualified social workers, nurses and other professionals. As the Society has grown, they have developed a range of employment, education and community services for Chinese men and women and for other ethnic minority groups, including Somali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian and many European nationalities. Through their adult classes and drop-ins their aims are:
Accessible to speakers of nine different languages, Cheetham Hill Advice Centre is an independent neighbourhood service in one of Manchester's most diverse areas. They can advise on:
Money & Debt
Consumer and employment problems
Getting into work
Access to adult learning, training and volunteering
Immigration/Nationality issues (we are registered with OISC to provide Level 1 advice)
Access to Education, Health and other statutory services
BRASS provides support for asylum seekers and refugees in Bolton and offer:
Boaz offer safe accommodation and holistic support to destitute asylum seekers and refugees. They host recreational and vocational activities, and help with essentials such as a small food allowance and clothes donation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located in the centre of Manchester, this multi-faceted voluntary organisation provides:
Art & Craft Workshops
LE Integration Hub
Mi-Zest Multicultural Vegan Kitchen - Pop-Up Cafe
Migrant Echoes - radio
Solidarity & Integration Volunteering
United Peoples Drop-in Service
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.
This Leeds-based organisation provides free legal advice and assistance to asylum seekers and refugees who have been unable to receive legal aid.
Sahir House has been offering HIV support, prevention, information and training across Merseyside since 1985. Sahir House increases HIV and sexual health knowledge, reduces stigma and campaigns for the rights for those living with HIV and related intersectionalities (gender, sexuality, asylum status).
ALM is based in St Anne's Church in Liverpool and supports Asylum seekers in casework, destitution support, ESOL, and housing aid.
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.
A women-only charity set up to support women asylum-seekers, refugees and survivors of trafficking.
Providing support for Merseyside refugee communities and local support organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers.
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.
Promoting education, community space, immigration advice, FGM awareness and engagement for BME women.
Mustard Tree supports people in poverty and homelessness, helping people secure better accommodation and economic wellbeing. They provide practical support, friendship, connections into work and improvements to health & wellbeing.
Providing ESOL to migrant and refugee women.
Stoke-based free counselling services for survivors of rape from ages 4+
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.
LISG was set up in 2007 as successful anti-deportation campaign for a lesbian from Sierra Leone. As more lesbian asylum seekers began contacting the group, they have continued as a general support group for lesbian and bisexual asylum seekers and refugees.
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.
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
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.
Created in mind for ethnic communities to have an outlet to grieve and receive support after the passing of a loved one, in particular babies and miscarriages. Hope offers multi-lingual counselling services, workshops, counselling and coaching among other things.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HEMCC is a charity based in Hull which aims to advance the education and training of members of ethnic minorities within the local area, so as to assist them to adapt within a new community. We provide English Language classes in both ESOL and IELTS in order to allow refugees to gain vital language skills which will help them to integrate within British society.
Levelling the Playing Field uses the power of sport to engage and improve health and life outcomes for ethnically diverse children who are at risk of entering, or already involved with, the criminal justice system (CJS).
LTPF operates in the following areas:
Touchstone is committed to ending mental health stigma in all its forms, through collaborations and campaigning, and as an employer of people with direct experience of mental health difficulties. It works with black and ethnic minority communities and provides a BME Dementia Service as well as Sikh Elders Service.
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.
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.
Practical and Social Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, this charity provides ESOL, Women's Group and weekly drop-in sessions with hot meals and food aid.
Part of Leeds Student Union, QTIPOC runs social and community events for LGBT+ people of colour.
The main focus of Khidmat Centres is to address inherent inequalities in provision of services for the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic backgrounds. Services include:
Older People Services
Health and Wellbeing
Advice on Welfare Benefits
Learning Disability Project
Halal Food inspection in schools
Muslim Women in Prison Project
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
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.
Since 1990, QED have been running projects such as ESOL, integration 'into the mainstream', men's groups and workshops to aid the BME communities in finding employment.
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.
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.
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.
Located in Prince's Avenue Methodist Church providing activities and resources for asylum seekers, refugee and migrant workers. Their weekly drop-in service includes:
Small Cash Support
Free Clothes (Used and New)
Free Music and English (ESOL) classes
Immigration/Benefit Advice and Support (British Red Cross)
Support for Migrant Workers
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.
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.
ASSIST Sheffield helps destitute asylum seekers by providing accommodation, advice and other support to those in most need.
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.
With their Refugee Project in Leeds and Destitution Project in Bradford, Abigail House is a West-Yorkshire based charity dedicated to providing support and homes to refugees and asylum seekers who find themselves destitute on our streets.
0113 898 0574 / 07743 189314
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.
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.
We run regular drop-in sessions, offering advice, information to the newcomers to access local health and education facilities. We also hold regular consultations with service users in Cardiff specifically within Community First areas.
Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team was set up in 2005 by a group of ethnic minority young people in Swansea. It aimed to fill a gap in provision for young BME people aged 11-25 by providing a targeted, culturally sensitive and holistic support service to meet their needs.
At the Welsh Refugee Council, we have been successfully empowering asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales for almost 30 years. We are the leading organisation providing support nationally.
The ACE project’s overall aim is to enable black and minority ethnic (BAME) and migrant individuals living in Wales to gain sustainable employment. The project focuses on the delivery of training and employment support to people from BAME and migrant backgrounds.
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.
BAC-IN is a Nottingham based, specialist drug and alcohol recovery support service for individuals, families and young adults from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. An award winning, nationally recognized grassroots service.
As an independent charity, we guarantee a tailored service based on your needs where your conversations and all personal information will remain 100% confidential*.
We employ a diverse workforce including BAME therapists.
Himmah is a grass roots community-based initiative tackle poverty, mental wellbeing, racism and social exclusion. We do this through a combination of service provision, campaigning work, arts and education work and collaboration with individuals, communities and organisations.
Tuntum is a BME led Nottingham based housing association. They offer culturally sensitive support services and are BME led.
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.
Social and support group for LGBT+ refugee and asylum seekers.
Trade Sexual Health is a health charity working with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGB&T) community of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We offer a range of free and confidential support and advice services around sexual health and HIV.
The Young Transgender Centre of Excellence is a project supporting young transgender people aged 0-18 and their families and carers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We offer a huge variety of services for young transgender people.
We are a small group of like minded people who have faced or facing the problems of being TV or TS.
The group of friends who have given input to this group decided that we would become a signpost to other organisations and agencies.
Chameleons is a social and support group, so we’re here for each other and to have some fun too. We don’t sit in a circle and confess our sins. Instead, tables and chairs are put out, and people pull up a seat and chat with friends.
The Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic Health is located in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the UK and is uniquely placed to conduct research on issues affecting the health and wellbeing of ethnic and migrant communities.
We are a not-for-profit OISC-registered advocacy organisation working to support asylum-seekers, refugees and other people in the West Midlands who are or have been subject to immigration control.
The Purpose of All Ladies League, Birmingham and West Midlands Chapter is to empower women to accomplish their unfulfilled dreams, be economically stable and leave a legacy to the younger generation.
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.
Anawim exists to support women and their children, especially women vulnerable to exploitation including prostitution.
It seeks to provide wider positive choices to help them achieve their goals and reach their full potential as part of the wider community.
Ethnic Minority Council (EMC) is a local, not-for-profit infrastructure organisation. We aim to provide support and guidance for the BAME voluntary and community sector in Wolverhampton through capacity building, networking, training and collaboration.
At RSVP, we believe that everyone deserves a life free from sexual violence and abuse. We offer empathic services to support and inspire children and adults of all genders who have been subjected to sexual violence and abuse.
Autism awareness, advice and support.
Helping the Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and disadvantaged/low income families access all available services by offering a personalised, culturally aware service.
Our mission is to build successful, sustainable and diverse communities by providing housing and well-being services in a culturally sensitive way to our current and our future customers.
During the past twelve years, ACH has changed from a small scale housing provider, located in inner-city Bristol, to a leading provider of resettlement and integration services for refugee and newly arrived communities in the UK.
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.
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+.
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.
Ricochet is a support group for the families and friends of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in Dorset.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My Life My Care provides information and advice about care and support for adults in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dubbed the Surf Therapy charity, this organisation works with young people to reduce anxiety and improve confidence through surfing.
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.
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.
Truro based St Petrocs works with homeless people in Cornwall to offer accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Non-Binary South West is a peer support group for trans* people in the South West of England (or beyond) with non-binary gender identities. They host a secret Facebook group, and have regular meetings in central Exeter.
The 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.
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.
SWEDA engage with people across Somerset and Wessex who are affected by eating disorders, including family, friends and carers, by offering hope and enabling access to support services to empower recovery.
The Bristol Eating Disorder Peer Support Group has been running for over twenty five years. They aim to provide a space for sufferers (aged 18 years and over) and for friends/families/carers to support one another.
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.
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.
Missing Link is a mental health and housing service for women in Bristol. hey support women who are homeless, or have a history of sleeping rough or whose housing is at risk because of their mental health issues.
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.
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.
Knowle West Health Association are a voluntary organisation to promote, protect and preserve good health and wellbeing in and around Knowle West.
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.
Low-cost counselling service in Bristol offering counselling with a qualified or student counsellor to anyone over the age of 12, including couples counselling.
The Harbour provide free counselling for death, dying and bereavement in Bristol. They provide individual counselling, couples counselling and group therapy.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Rosie Crane Trust treats all contact in absolute confidence, working with bereaved parents in the South West.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BANES offer a support line, a weekly mix of online wellbeing activities and virtual meet-ups, telephone groups, and outdoor meeting space. They have a specific site and service for Young Carers (those aged under 25).
WECIL (The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living) is a charity run by and for disabled people in Bristol and the surrounding areas. They offer a range of services which support over 4,000 disabled people around Bristol every year.
SBAS provides free, professional, confidential advice and information to residents of South Bristol seeking help with welfare benefits and debt.
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.
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.
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.
Western Counselling in Weston-Super-Mare offers a structured, abstinence-based, 12-step residential treatment programme.
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.
The Southmead Project provides free counselling and support for survivors of abuse and addiction in Bristol and surrounding areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BASS Autism Services for Adults provide a service to adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and professionals and carers who support them.
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.
Bristol ADHD has a specialist team of doctors, psychologists, occupational therapist and nurses who work exclusively with adults who have ADHD across Avon and Wiltshire.
The service seeks to provide increased access and treatment to appropriate and timely mental health services for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans with mental health difficulties in the South West.
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care, as well as specialist services, for people extending throughout the south west.
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.
Resolve West provides and promotes services which empower people to resolve conflicts and to repair harm.
Caring in Bristol deliver projects around homelessness that help people move away from the streets and prevent people becoming homeless in the first place.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
One25 are a Bristol-based charity that work with women facing multiple vulnerabilities.
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.
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.
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.
SARI are there for any victim of hate crime from the Avon and Somerset area. They have online resources, out of hour emergency service, casework services, training, education and more.
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.
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.
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.
Khaas is the only service of its kind in the South West that has worked across the Bristol area delivering services to improve the lives of disabled children, their carers and families for over 25 years.
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.
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.
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.
The Multi-cultural family base works with families from minority communities and new migrants who are experiencing difficulties.
Some of these are practical, such as housing or financial problems; others are more personal, such as dealing with discrimination or emotional issues. They work in a therapeutic way and offer time and support to help people make sense of the difficulties in their lives and work out how to deal with them.
Edinburgh rape crisis centre offers free and confidential emotional and practical support, information and advocacy to women, all members of the trans community, non-binary people and young people aged 12-18 in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. To find out more please
The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is an organisation that gives the opportunity for students aged between 8 and 25 to experience the complete orchestral experience. The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland offers a comprehensive pathway to join orchestras, jazz bands, training ensembles, and an ever-expanding outreach programme. To find out please visit the website.
The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society is a faith-based (Shī’a Ithnā ʿAsharī ) organisation working to meet the needs of the Scottish Shia Muslim community and the breadth of society in general across the cultural, social, political, and religious spectra. We work to engage with other communities and faiths; strengthening ties in an effort to create a setting for religious and racial harmony, equality, and diversity in the nation. To find out more please visit the website.
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.
Glasgow Women’s Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities. To find out more please visit the website.
Unity in the Community works to provide practical support and solidarity for people in need in our communities, especially asylum seekers. As a organisation they offer many different services from English lessons, access to food banks, unity allotment community, bike workshops, LGBT friendly. To find out more please visit the website.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
ADAMHS is a day service providing a safe environment for adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health support needs.
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.
Kooth is a child and young adult-centred online mental wellbeing community, where users can seek advice anonymously from the professional admin team.
Resource hub for new vulnerable parents, with sections dedicated to specific ethnicities and local advice directory.
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.
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.
FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and charity dedicated to supporting families and their LGBT+ loved ones.
MAP aims to reduce isolation for Asylum seekers and help them to meet basic needs, to enable healthy living, meaningful activity, and social opportunities. By so doing they hope to create a sense of community, and to empower those they meet to develop their own lives and to integrate into the local community.
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:
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.
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.
Regional multi-faceted charity offering help with domestic violence for men, women, children, with therapy programmes and a dedicated Young People Service. They also offer security measures and help with housing for refugees.
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.
Specialist counselling and therapy services offered to women 16+ who have experienced domestic violence. They also have links to Sanctuary, which offers support to those feeling unsafe in their homes through extra security installation and measures.
An NHS medical centre with specialist prescribing facilities, home and inpatient detoxification and
relapse prevention. There is a dedicated Asylum Seekers support section.
Provides information, advice and support to individuals and families who have experienced, or are experiencing, discrimination/harassment. They also provide training to service providers.
BRASS supports refugees and asylum seekers in Bedfordshire, UK. They provide advice on a range of issues, English language tuition, and social activities
Luton's specialist legal advice charity specialising in Community Care, Housing, Immigration and Asylum
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.
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.
P.H.O.E.B.E is an Ipswich-based registered charity that offers specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy and support and counselling services to black and ethnic minority women and children.
Communities and Sanctuary Seekers Together (CAST) is a Southend-based community group, committed to bring an end to destitution amongst asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants with no recourse to public funding (NRPF) living in Southend.
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 is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) that supports people detained by the immigration service in Scotland. Furthermore, the charity also advocates for change and influences the punitive policies around detention. To find out more, please the website.
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
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.
The Refugee Survival Trust provides refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed. The Refugee Survival Trust seeks to build connections between people and use what they learn to campaign for change. To find out more please visit the webiste
Aberdeen Solidarity with refugees is an organisation that provides a coordinated platform for those of us in Aberdeen and North-East Scotland who wish to support refugees, with an immediate focus on the European refugee crisis. To find out more please visit the Facebook page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trubys Garden Tea Room is an interfaith community cafe run by Muslim women building positive relationships between communities in Milton Keynes
The Gatehouse offers free support for adults aged 25+ who are homeless, vulnerably housed, on low income and/or looking for company and community.
Open Door is a drop-in service for refugees and asylum seekers at the East Oxford Community Centre. They offer advice, information, support, recreational activities and a free lunch. They provide a welcoming environment for people to meet, make connections, chat to volunteers and friends, gain training and participate in the preparation of a hot lunch (with halal and vegetarian options).
The 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
BMECP's vision is to create a sustainable resource centre which champions the BME community in Brighton and Hove and support BME communities and their families. Their aim as an infrastructure organisation is to promote community cohesion. They offer affordable and welcoming space for the community for training, meetings and cultural events.
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.
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.
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.
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
Room For Refugees is a community hosting network that offers safe, temporary homes and pastoral support for insecurely-housed refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable groups - families, the sick, the elderly and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children with no recourse to public funds. To find out more please check out the website.
Safe Passage is a campaign that advocates for the safe passeage and access to legal routes for child refugess throughout Europe. Over the past few years the organisation has worked with Refugee Welcome groups and individuals from Glasgow to Totness to ensire Britain continues to be a welcoming country to refugees. To fin out more about their services please do visit the website.
For affordable courses for future employment and building self-esteem in a safe space for womxn. A grassroots venture that offers one to one support for women, advice & guidance, training and education, and employment opportunities, with a monthly law and debt advice clinic available. These are at a reduced rate and they also have a creche service which is free to those taking the courses.
The 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.
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.
Glenshane Community Development Limited provides low-cost workspace, educational & training courses, Advice Service, migrant support, room hire, luncheon club for the elderly, and a drop-in facility. To find out more visit the Facebook page.
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.
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust works in collaboration with the Public Health Agency and the Health and Social Care Board, and for many years has established an evidence-based Nurse-led service for new entrants to Northern Ireland. The project offers an array of support and access to clinics that will assist new immigrants, asylum seekers, refugee children of the ages 0-16 years old with their health and well-being. The organisation seeks to support all new entrants by offering screening, health education and signposting to other services. To find out more please visit the website.
Community Intercultural Programme (CIP) is an organisation that strongly believes in community development and social cohesion. CIP believes that through social inclusion a wide array of innovative opprtunites for community development arise. CIP. CIP seeks to promote integration between communities and works towards the creation of a society in which all are respected regardless of race/nationality.
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.
Bryson Intercultural is an organisation that seeks to empower ethnic minority communities and their families throughout Northern Ireland. The organisation supports and works with a wide range of communities such as the indigenous Irish Travellers, refugees and asylum seekers and many more by promoting and supporting racial and ethnic integration here in Northern Ireland. To find out more please visit the website.
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.
Extern is a social justice organisation that seeks to transform the lives of people by promoting social justice across the island of Ireland. Some of its core values seeks ot provide anti-racism and anti discrimination, thereby offering up support and advice within the realm of housing, homelessness, migrants and refugees issues, mental health and drug use and much more. To find out more about the organisation please visit the webiste.
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.
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
Volunteer group campaigning against racism, the hostile environment, detention and deportations. To find out more please visit the webite
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.
HERe Ni is a community group and a safe place for lesbian and Bisexual Womxn here in Northern Ireland. HERe Ni aims to create a community space where women can meet, organise, and interact in whatever manner they like. The space is utilised in a number of ways but HERe Ni encourages active discussions, events classes and much more. To find out more get in touch.
Refugee Women empower refugee and asylum-seeking women to speak out, become leaders and advocate for change. Through English lessons, drama and other activities we support women to build their confidence and skills. Their network helps to combat the isolation faced by women seeking asylum and creates pathways for women to rebuild their lives with dignity.
The Bernie Grant Arts Centre is a Tottenham based arts venue championing Black artists telling their own stories.
LBWP works with Black, Asian and visible minority ethnic women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse
The Muslim Bereavement Support Service is a registered charity, founded in 2012. We are a non-profit organisation serving the Muslim community by supporting bereaved women who have lost a loved one. We also work with other organisations, the NHS and hospices in particular, to give a spiritual context to the bereavement support services they offer.
CHAYN is a global volunteer network addressing gender-based violence by creating intersectional survivor-led resources online. We started in 2013, and have since reached more than 300 000 people and 1.2 million views across the world.
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.
Praxis works with vulnerable migrants in London- including asylum seekers and refugees- providing specialist advice (including immigration advice up to OISC level 2), housing, advocacy, group work, ESOL classes and interpreting. Praxis is also a member of London Hosting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN). We enable refugees to thrive through the power of their own ideas. We do this through providing them with access to business support networks and business financing, designed to help accelerate them towards launching sustainable businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
REAP is an independent refugee-led charity in West London that aims to support refugees as they rebuild new lives in West London, and to live as valued and equal members of British society.
Commonweal works with Praxis Community Projects to run a no recourse to public funds (NRPF) housing project in London. The project provides free bed spaces for single women with NRPF, cross subsidised by income from housing families to whom local authorities have a Section 17 responsibility.
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.
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.
Glass Door Homeless Charity coordinates the UK's largest open-access network of emergency winter shelters and support services for people affected by homelessness.
Community sporting initiative welcoming members of ethnic minorities in order to bring communities together, with competition money going to organisations like the One Ummah organisation, an Islamic charity working with people affected by the Syrian conflict.
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.
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.
Doctors of the World's vision is a world where everyone can see a doctor when they need to. They provide free healthcare, advice and practical support to people who struggle to access NHS services, while working to tackle the barriers to healthcare they face. They believe everyone has the right to healthcare, regardless of their immigration status.
JCWI work toward a vision of a better Britain by:
- challenging unjust laws and practices
- fighting against the politics of hate and fear
- supporting vulnerable individuals & families with reliable
- high-quality legal advice
Migrants Organise is an award winning, grassroots platform where migrants, refugees connect, build common ground, organise for dignity and justice for all.
May Project Gardens provides practical, affordable, and collective solutions for people to live sustainably and challenge power structures that don't serve their interests. They do this using what they consider universally connecting tools - nature, food and creative arts - to foster people’s personal transformation, which collectively leads to social change.
With services including care, counselling, dementia and advocacy support, this charity aims to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people who are socially excluded on the grounds of their ethnicity, religion, belief or creed by providing a local network group that encourages and enables the people to participate more effectively with the wider community.
A facebook group for PoC working the social impact sector to support and connect with each other
A collective for queer, trans and intersex people of colour in the UK to organise and mobilise.
A network of individuals, communities and organisations working together to end racial injustice and address legacies of colonialism
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
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.
Resisting immigration raids in Haringey. Stall from 12 - 2pm every Saturday outside Seven Sisters Station.
UFFC is a coalition of families and those affected by deaths in UK police, prison, immigration and psychiatric custody.
Disability Action is a Northern Ireland charity that works with people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory disabilities, hidden disabilities, and mental health disabilities. This organisation offers up a range of services from advice, advocacy, driving support, education and training, transport, legal and work advice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We support adults who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, and who may also need to overcome a dependence on addictive substances. We do this in a number of ways with: Outreach work, supported housing, resettlement support
A social enterprise supporting young women affected by gangs
Milk and Honey is an expressive safe space that allows young women and girls to flourish and take ownership of H.E.R (Healing, Empowerment and Resilience) through 1:1 sessions and creative group projects.
Take Back The Power is a programme for young people aged 16-25 to access support to challenge injustice which affects them and their communities.
Hackney CVS is an important umbrella body committed to making Hackney a fairer place. They believe everyone should have the best start in life and the best opportunities to succeed regardless of their background, race, social class, gender, sexuality or disability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A non-profit organisation which prioritises and advances the representation of Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds within psychiatry and psychology.
Clan Mor Sure Start works with an array of organisations, parents, and children to ensure every child and parents of a child under 4 have access to advice, information, and services they need to give their children the best start in life and enhance their family lives. This organization offers a range of services from family support, health visiting, midwife support, and much more.
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.
The Monitoring Group was established in Southall, by community campaigners and lawyers who wished to challenge the growth of racism in the locality. Their aims are: a. To promote good race relations; b. To advance race relations by means of education and awareness raising; and c. To relieve the needs of those who are distressed or suffering violence or harassment.
Girls Rock School Northern Ireland is a platform that is set out to encourage and empower women and girls of all ages to get more involved in the world of music, specifically rock and roll. The organisation offers up workshops and mentoring in electric guitar, bass, drums, and vocals.
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.
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
QTPoC Mental Health is a facebook group that exists to provide greater access to community healing. They host meditations for queer & trans people of colour and publish original art and writing on www.restforresistance.com.
A facebook group for People of Colour working (or aspiring to work) in journalism, media and the arts to share opportunities, concerns and questions.
A facebook group for People of Colour working (or aspiring to work) in campaigns to share opportunities, concerns and questions.
A facebook group for any people of colour who want to live with other People of Colour in/around the city of London. It is queer and trans friendly.
A Black-led community for People of Colour to explore the healing power of nature, environmental justice & land-honouring ancestral traditions.
Working On Our Power Is A Transformative Leadership Programme For Trans, Non-Binary And Cis Women Of Colour
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.
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 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.
London Buddhist Centre teaches meditation and Buddhism in a way that is relevant to contemporary life. They offer a full schedule of classes and events available online. They also run yoga classes, PoetryEast, school visits, two charity shops, fairs, festivals and classes for people under 25 - all in an atmosphere of community and friendship.
The Rowans provide a number of different services for individuals who have been raped or sexually assaulted. The service is open to a range of users and had a 24-hour advice helpline. If you were assaulted in the past or recently the company offers a wider range of support for individuals and their specific needs.
A member-led, campaigning union taking action to transform the housing system and win homes for people, not private profit.
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.
Support for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in need through the provision of free advice on immigration, welfare and health.
The Trust is accountable for the distribution of safe and effective health and social care services to a population of approximately 470,000, the single largest resident population in Northern Ireland.
A Brixton based service for the homeless and people in need
A charity supporting community and civil society organisations with varied schemes and programmes including social, cultural, health and economic development to help communities belonging to the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough.
An artist-led and artist-run platform providing an open platform for discussion around what it means to be British, led by BME women and non-binary people of colour. We Are Here UK work with British BME women and non-binary artists across the UK hosting exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions.
A friendly, safe meeting place offering practical assistance to all asylum seekers and refugees.
'Empowering Refugees to Overcome Exclusion', through ESOL, advice and housing projects.
An ecosystem builder centring the experience of Black people and People of Colour through an anti-capitalist, reparative justice framework. LION hold workshops and events to strategise and network-build while consistently documenting their activities through writing, photography and video.
A 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.
Working with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to identify their key issues around health and improve the health information available to them. HAREF then communicates their findings with local health services so that they then have a better understanding of what communities need.
A support club combatting the under-representation of People of Colour in nature by organising bird watching walks and events.
A youth-led organisation based in Barnet addressing teenage relationship abuse through creative education and specialist, survivor-centred support
Support group for bereaved parents and siblings.
Boloh is Barnardo's COVID-19 helpline and webchat for 11+.
They encourage children, young people and families from ethnic backgrounds affected by Covid-19 to get in contact: about their worries, their problems and their stresses during this time. Between Monday and Friday, 1pm and 8pm, they provide emotional support, advice and signposting to other organisations who can help.
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.
MESMAC Newcastle works with gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men to increase the range of choices open to them. They offer free HIV tests, advice and information on many different health issues including Sexual Health, STI’s, support groups and much more. They also offer 1-2-1 support and a 5-day-a-week helpline.
Women's space for eating distress and combating disorders in Newcastle. Call or email to book an appointment for information, wellness, counselling and support.
Improving the quality of life of ethnic minorities in the North East by providing support for their integration through:
- Digital inclusion
- English language support
- Wellbeing activities
- Emergency support
- Advocacy and advice
Providing support in information, advocation and services for disabled people. DAD offer services such as youth support and an independent living hub.
Helping victims of crime or witnesses in the North East with services including coping and recovery plans, court support, and programmes for supporting children and young adults.
NWA is a confidential service run by women, for women. They provide a range of specialist domestic abuse services which include:
- Refuge accommodation
- Outreach support
- Children and Young People’s support
Membership club with social climbing dates and meet-ups for black and underrepresented communities to gain ongoing discounted entry at some climbing gyms within London.
Providing free and subsidised climbing sessions for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups at indoor climbing gyms, as well as supervised courses, instructor training and sessions on how to safely transition outdoors
Praxis provide expert advice helping people to navigate the complexities of immigration law and safeguard their future.
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.
Launched to serve as the online BFF for the UK woman of colour.
Hosted by Zeba and Fariha, both writers who offer an interesting take on pop culture news.
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.
A community for black, Asian and minority ethnic change makers to uplift, inspire and learn from each other.
Founded in 1979 to address needs of minority women empowering them to escape domestic violence, forced Marriage, honour based violence, FGM & sexual assault.
Bawso is an all Wales Organisation providing support for those affected or are at risk of domestic abuse and all forms of violence. Their services include:
- Temporary accommodation
P.H.O.E.B.E ethnic minority women and children to receive domestic abuse support and counselling services across Suffolk.
They offer specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy and support and counselling services.
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.
A survivor-led organisation with experience in the forms of violence that disproportionately affect ethnic minority women.
They welcome women from from any religion or no religion, and of any sexuality, including women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTQIA+).
Apna Ghar provides services for women from ethnic minority communities in South Tyneside.
These include courses e.g. ESOL, Conversation, Health & Social Care, Volunteering and activities e.g. lunch groups, advice sessions, leisure activities..
London Black Women's Project is a specialist and dedicated organisation for ethnic minority women and girls.
There offer a range of support services to women and girls.
Kiran is a refuge service, able to provide safe shelter for up to 7 families at any one time.
Supported families are helped with claiming welfare benefits and legal advice where needed.
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.
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.
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!
Refugee Action has moved to respond to the potentially enormous effects that the coronavirus will have. The wellbeing of refugees, people seeking asylum, our staff and volunteers is their number one consideration. They have been preparing for the practicalities of social distancing and restricted travel.
The Brighton-based Black & Minority Ethnic Community Partnership is an infrastructure organisation that runs training and events as well as a range of community services.