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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.

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.

MaCO Manchester Congolese Organisation

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.

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.

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 violence/sexual abuse
Mental health
Substance misuse and alcohol addiction
Debt or money issues
Parenting support
Housing and homelessness

Safety4Sisters - North West

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.

Olive Pathway - 0800 2000 247

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:
Advocacy
Legal Aid
Interpreting
Early Intervention and Crisis Support
Outreach and Referrals
OOO on-call support
 

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. Through their adult classes and drop-ins their aims are:

Cheetham Hill Advice Centre (Manchester)

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 & Debt
Housing/Homelessness
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

Boaz Trust

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.

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.

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.

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.

Heywood Baptist Church

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).

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.

Migrant Support (Manchester)

Located in the centre of Manchester, this multi-faceted voluntary organisation provides:
Art & Craft Workshops
LE Integration Hub
LASNET
Mi-Zest Multicultural Vegan Kitchen - Pop-Up Cafe
Migrant Echoes - radio
Solidarity & Integration Volunteering
United Peoples Drop-in Service

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.

Sahir House (Merseyside)

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).

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.

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.

SAWN (Oldham)

Promoting education, community space, immigration advice, FGM awareness and engagement for BME women.

Services below:

Furniture Bank

  • We offer a low cost furniture pack to people on low income at a discount and sometimes gift some items to people in need. Items include basics like a bed, wardrobe,sofa, dining table and chairs. The client should be accompanied by the referrer. The referrer has to provide or pay for the transportation of the item/s.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Awareness &Support

Mustard Tree (Manchester)

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.

African Rainbow Family (Manchester)

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.

Lesbian Immigration Support Group (Manchester)

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.

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.

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

Black Health Initiative (Leeds)

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.

Hope Bereavement Support

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.

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 but, our main aim is to address the many issues affecting all elders in the community. 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.

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.

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.

HANA - Humber all Nations Alliance

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 - Hull Ethnic Minorities Community Centre

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

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 (Leeds)

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 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.

Sisterhood - BAME Women's Support Group (Leeds)

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.

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.

Khidmat Centres (Bradford)

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
Drop-in
Education Classes
Health and Wellbeing
Advice on Welfare Benefits
Womens Group
Learning Disability Project
Carers Hub
Halal Food inspection in schools
Muslim Women in Prison Project

Bradford Rape Crisis - The Jyoti Service. Helpline: 01274 308 270

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

BAC - Bradford African Community

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.

QED (Bradford)

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)

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.

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.

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.

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:
Light breakfast(Tea/Coffee/Toast)
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

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.

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.

ASSIST Sheffield

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

AJAR - Asylum Justice and Release Leeds

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.

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.

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.

 

BAME Helpline Wales

Our helpline advisors can: Signpost to relevant organisations and services in your area Provide specialist employment advice Signpost and refer to specialist organisations Provide information in a range of community languages Provide information in relation to: Health, Work, Welfare Entitlements, Education ,Housing, Personal Safety

Hayaat Women Trust

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. 

Women Connect First

Women Connect First was established on 1 March 2001, St. David’s Day, to empower Black & Minority Ethnic Women in Cardiff and South East Wales by offering a range of services and training in order to improve their livelihoods and employability. 

Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team

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. 

Welsh Refugee Council

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.

Tai Pawb

Tai Pawb promotes equality and social justice in housing in Wales. We believe that all people have the right to access good quality housing and homes in cohesive and safe communities. We want to reduce prejudice, disadvantage and poverty.

Displaced People in Action

The relief of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status who are in conditions of need, hardship and distress. To promote the integration of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status.

Al Hurraya

Al-Hurraya was founded in 2014 by Asad Fazil after he recognised that there was an emerging need of a service which works directly with Minority communities. He wanted to offer services where he could use his specialism, empower people and engage with them.

Himmah

 

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.

Mutlifaith Centre

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.

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. 

Nidas

NIDAS are a small, friendly and independent local charity working across Mansfield and Ashfield in Nottinghamshire. We offer a family based approach for people who are living with or have experienced any form of domestic violence or abuse. 01623 683 250

Notts LGBT

Our aims are: To provide information and support for: People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans For the relations, families, friends and colleagues of the aforementioned.

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. We offer a range of free and confidential support and advice services around sexual health and HIV.

Transcend

 

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. 

Derbyshire LGBT

Derbyshire LGBT+ is Derbyshire’s only LGBT specific support service, we are here to support anyone who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender or anyone who is having issues with their sexual identity or gender identity, this includes family and friends. 

Centre For BME Health

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. 

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 Women Network

 

Muslim Women's Network UK (MWNUK) is the only national Muslim women's organisation in Britain. We are a small national charity and work to improve the social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls. 

One Voice

One Voice are an organisation run by disabled people, in line with the social model of disability - we believe that people like us have impairments, what disables us is an inaccessible environment or disabling attitudes. 

Migrant Empowerment Group

MEG charitable work is mainly focused on helping and supporting LTIM such as refugees and Asylum seekers including other vulnerable migrants because are disadvantaged within our society and some are affected by a huge stigma linked to their integration within the UK’s society.

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. 

Anwain

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. 

Bamed Network

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

Rape & Sexual Violence Project

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. 

Birmingham LGBT Centre

Our vision is a vibrant, diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community in Birmingham, UK in which individuals can realise their full potential and have equal access to what the city has to offer.

Himaya Haven

Himaya Haven CIC is a leading organisation who work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities (BAME) and who specialise in supporting families of loved ones in custody and prison. 

Beeas

Birmingham Education and Advisory Service (BEEAS) is a well established organisation whose purpose is to improve the life chances of some of the most disadvantaged communities in Birmingham. 

Beeas

Birmingham Education and Advisory Service (BEEAS) is a well established organisation whose purpose is to improve the life chances of some of the most disadvantaged communities in Birmingham. 

Cysters

 

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

The Deaf Cultural Centre

We support people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or have a dual sensory loss. Our specialist service areas include Advocacy, Employment, British Sign Language Interpreting and Training, Rehabilitation and Housing Related Services. 

Refugee And Migrant Centre

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. Our service provides casework, advice and guidance on immigration.

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.

Roshni

We support Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic communities (BAME) affected by domestic abuse including Forced Marriage & Honour Based Abuse.  24 Hour Multilingual Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 953 9666

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 UK. 

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.

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+.

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. 

Ricochet

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

My Life My Care

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Wave Project

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

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.

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.

St Petrocs

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

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.

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. 

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.

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).

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Missing Link

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Harbour

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Addiction Recovery Agency

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Resolve West

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

One25

One25 are a Bristol-based charity that work with women facing multiple vulnerabilities.

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. 

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.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 disabled children, their carers and families for over 25 years.

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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.

Mutli-cultural Family Base

The Multi-cultural family base works with families from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) 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. The Multi-cultural family base 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. 

Edinburugh 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. To find out more please 

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. To find out please visit the website.

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. To find out more please visit the website. 

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. 

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. 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.

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.

FODI: Friends of Drop-In Sunderland

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 - Darlington Assistance for Refugees

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 - North East

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.

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.
 

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.

Best Beginnings

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

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.

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.

FFLAG

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

Methodist Asylum Project (MAP) Middlesbrough

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.

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:

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.

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.

Harbour (North East)

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 (Middlesbrough)

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.

My Sister's Place (Middlesbrough)

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.

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.

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.

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.

P.H.O.E.B.E centre

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.

Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership (WTRRP)

Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership (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 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.

 

 

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

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.

Refugee Survival Trust

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

The Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre

The Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre offers the following services:

Janaaza (Funeral Prayer).

Nikkah (Islamic Marriage Ceremony).

Registration of Individuals/Families to find a partner for marriage.

Advice session for Health and Well-being (every Friday after Jummah Prayer).

Advice session for Finance (every Friday after Jummah Prayer).

Help and support on a wide variety of matters (provided they are relevant).

Organised visits from Schools in the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Counties.

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. To find out more please visit the Facebook page.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

Mind Out

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

SHADE

St Leonards and Hastings Alliance for Diverse Ethnicities (SHADE) is 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

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

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

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

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

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.

Thousand 4 1000

Thousand 4 1000 is 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

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

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

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.

Hansel Group of Charities

The Hansel group is one of Scotlands leading charities that support those who live with disabilities. The Hansel Foundation undertakes fundraising activities on its own behalf as well as on behalf of its sister charity: Hansel Alliance, and also provides services directly supporting young people in their transition to adulthood. Furthermore, the Hansel Alliance provides support to people in their own homes; within residential settings; through daytime opportunities; through “short breaks” and respite opportunities, and through employment supports.

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.

Scottish Refugee Council

The Scottish Refugee Council is an independent charity that 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. Find out more by visiting the website.

 

GenderJam NI

Gender Jam Northern Ireland is an organisation that seeks to support and advocate for young trans, non-binary, questioning, and intersex people in Northern Ireland. As an organisation 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. To find out more visit the website.

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. Inter Ethnic Forum are currently the only organisation supporting BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) Communities in Mid and East Antrim.To find out more please visit the website. 

Glenshane Community Development Limited

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)

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 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. 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 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

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

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. 

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 Children's Festival and Young at Art Events. Young at Arts 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. The charity offers a wide range of projects and programmes with that aim to encourage young children to express themselves freey.

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. To out more about Law Centre NI visit the website.

Extern (Changing Lives every day)

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.

The rainbow project

The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that aims to improve the physical, mental, emotional health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender people in Northern Ireland. The Rainbow Project are the foremost LGB&T organisation in Northern Ireland and 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. To find out more please visit the website. 

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. The MCNI offers bilingual services, Immigration Advice, records and reports hate crimes. Find out more by visiting the webiste.

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

Sentinus NI (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Sentinus is a not for profit educational charity that works with schools and colleges throughout Northern Ireland. Sentinus aims to promote, engage and encourage the development of children within the educational core subjects Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Furthermore, Sentinus offers an array of programmes available for children in primary school all the way to the upper sixth form/college. To find out more please visit the website

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 such as benefits, support for carers, employment and disability advice, educational support and mental well-being. If you, a family member or a friend are seeking support and or advice find by visiting the website.

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. Youth Enterprise works with an array of organisations and businesses 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 relam of employment.

 

 

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.

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. 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

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.

Midaye

Midaye Somali Development Network was originally the Somali Mothers and Under Fives group, to serve mothers with young children.

The Somali Mothers and Under Fives group realised that their community was struggling to access mainstream services including education, the NHS, Social Services, Housing and Social Security. In response, the group transformed in November 2002 to the Midaye Somali Development Network to advocate on behalf of the community across a broad spectrum of needs.

Muslim Bereavement Support Service

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

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.

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.

Praxis for Migrants and Refugees

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

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.

Nacro SWITCH Project

A national social justice 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, and support them to get into education, training or work. 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

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 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.

The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN)

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

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.

Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL)

Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL) was set up in 2006 to reduce the poverty of local refugees and asylum-seekers, advance their education and raise awareness about refugees 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

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.

Everyday Language Solutions (North West)

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

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.

Commonweal Housing

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.

EMAT - Ethnic Minority Achievement Team (Middlesbrough)

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 status.

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

JCWI work toward a vision of a better Britain by: Challenging unjust laws and practices that restrict rights and lead to discrimination; Influencing the debate on migration and fighting against the politics of hate and fear; Supporting vulnerable individuals & families with reliable, high-quality legal advice; Improving the quality of advice elsewhere through training and capacity building; Building and supporting progressive movements at the grassroots and at the national level.

Migrants Organise

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

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.

Aapna Services (Middlesbrough)

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.

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.

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

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. Mind wises' mission and values are to provide excellent support for people affected by severe mental illness and other mental health difficulties. Mindwise has an array of key services and offers advice, training, counseling and teaches workplaces to better understand and support good mental health practices.

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.

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. 

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.

SOAS Detainee Support

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

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. 

Assisted Homes

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

Autism NI. Northern Ireland's Autism Chairty

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. The organisations collaborative and constructive philosophy aims to also promote valuable multi-disciplinary, cross-agency response to issues such as assessment, diagnosis, and early intervention. The charity is committed to promoting best practice, accessible to all irrespective of family circumstances

Milk and Honey

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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.

Clan Mor Sure Start

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.

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.

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. 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

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.

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. 

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

QTPoC Mental Health

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.

POC in Campaigns

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

POC Housing 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 Nature

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

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB): Northern Ireland

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. These services are varied and extensive and this can be from practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services, and the products we offer in our online shop

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Rowan Sexual Assault Referral Centre

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.

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.

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.

Latin Elephant

A charity that promotes alternative and innovative ways of engaging and incorporating migrant and ethnic groups in processes of urban change in London.

Building Communities Resource Centre

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.

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.

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.

Healing Justice LDN

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.

Flock Together

A support club combatting the under-representation of People of Colour in nature by organising bird watching walks and events.

Youth Realities

A youth-led organisation based in Barnet addressing teenage relationship abuse through creative education and specialist, survivor-centred support

Boloh: 0800 1512605

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 provide further help.

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.

MESMAC Newcastle: 0191 233 1333

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.

ICOS - International Community Organisation of Sunderland

The ICOS exists to improve the quality of life of ethnic minorities in the North East by providing support for their integration into Sunderland through:

-Digital inclusion, access to free (new and refurbished) tablets, mobile phone top-ups

-English language support- they have created an English language class for those self-isolating or unable to access other/mainstream provision due to the virus

-Wellbeing activities, including coffee mornings/afternoons

-Emergency support- including access to food parcels and food vouchers, as well as energy top-ups

IPC (North East)

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.

Climxr

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.

Project Climbing

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

Praxis provide expert advice helping people to navigate the complexities of immigration law and safeguard their future.

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:

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.

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.

 

Podcast: Black Girls Talking

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.

BAWSO: 0800 731 8147

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: 

  • Training
  • Temporary accommodation

Shakti Women's Aid (Edinburgh): 0131 475 2399

Shakti Women’s Aid helps ethnic minority women, children, and young people experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner, and/ or other members of the household.

Working closely with the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, and NHS Scotland, they provide training and consultancy for agencies working with BAME people.

Roshni (Birmingham): 0800 953 9666

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.

Apna Haq (Rotherham): 01709 519211

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+). 

Humraaz (Blackburn): 01254 695800

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

Amadudu Women's Refuge (Liverpool): 0151 734 0083

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

They prioritise the needs of Black and Racial Minority (BRM) women and children but will take referrals from all sections of the community.

Apna Ghar Women's Centre (South Shields): 0191 456 4147

Apna Ghar provides services for women from ethnic minority communities in South Tyneside.

These include courses e.g. ESOL, Conversation, Health & Social Care, Volunteering and activities e.g. lunch groups, advice sessions, leisure activities..

The Angelou Centre (Newcastle): 0191 226 0394

The Angelou Centre is a black-led women’s centre based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

They offer a range of holistic women only services for women across the North East region. As well as frontline support they also work at strategic and national levels ensuring the voices of women are represented and heard.

Sistah Space

A community based initiative supporting African heritage women and girls, Sistah Space bridges the gap in domestic abuse services for grassroots and all other African heritage women and girls.

Their services include support for domestic and sexual abuse survivors, as well as mental health support, and support for those experiencing substance abuse.

Midaye Somali Development Network: 020 8969 7456

Midaye provides targeted, multi-lingual services and projects to minority ethnic communities in London. Their services are diverse and are designed to provide wrap-around support for individuals.

They include FGM support, employment support, personal coaching for those struggling with mental health, and health and education workshops.

Kurdish & Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation

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

KMEWO is an organisation that works with women from Kurdish, Middle Eastern and North African backgrounds, supporting those fleeing civil war and gender based violence.

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Enfield Muslim's Women's Aid: 020 8920 3565

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

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.

 

 

Asian Women’s Resource Centre

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.

Ashiana Network: 020 8539 0427

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.

Al-Hasaniya Morrocan Women's Centre: 020 8969 2292

Al-Hasaniya offers support via a range of projects, including services for emotional well-being, and domestic violence.

It serves the health, welfare, educational and cultural needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

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!

Refugee Action

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 Sharan Project

The Sharan Project aims to empower, educate and inspire women who want to learn more about the support and choices that are available to them.

They offer free impartial, confidential and culturally sensitive support, advice and information on key life skills including employment, education, financial, and legal.

BYP Network

The Black Young Professionals Network connects black professionals to job opportunities, events, and each other.

The website includes a filterable jobs board.

The Black Training & Enterprise Group

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.

Brighton: BMECP Centre

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.

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 large supply of period products in their storage facility, 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.