The Charity’s objects are; To advance the education of the public in the subject of Iranian/Persian culture, the promotion of racial harmony between British and Iranian people, the relief of financial need and suffering among Iranian immigrants, the relief of unemployment for the benefit of the public in such ways as may be thought fit, including assistance to find employment.
Awaz Utaoh provides a service that enables users to feel valued, uplifted and empowered. As the literal translation of Awaz Utaoh means ‘raise your voice’ this is what our organisation represents and the staff and the management committee strive to achieve.
A befriending service for isolated asylum seekers and refugees using trained befrienders from across Bristol’s church network. Befrienders provide a listening ear, emotional support, help with English and basic advocacy where needed.
Bristol Black Careers
Bristol Black Carers provides culturally-appropriate support and services to the Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) carers in Bristol. Through our work we strive to reduce enduring health and social care inequalities.
Provides a service to asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants, especially those within the parish of St Nicholas
Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group
The Group has an important and developing role to play within the Bristol area. It aims to be a key community resource in the provision of advice adn information for the Chinese people. The main aim of the group is to break down the isolation suffered by Chinese Women and thier families as a result of language and cultural barriers.
Bristol Bangladeshi Women’s Organisation
BBWO provides a range of services and activities primarily to meet the needs of Bangladeshi women and children. These involve: The Advice and Information Service , information / awareness sessions, provide a location for Bangladeshi women to meet, socialise and express themselves, cultural community activities and Bangla School where children are tought to read, write and speak in Bengali language. Call Shahnaz Begum Tel: 0117 9519 777, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bristol Pakistani Community Welfare Organisation
Aim to empower women in Bristol so that they are aware of their rights and can access opportunities available to them in order to participate fully in society whilst maintaining a sense of self esteem and their own cultural identity. BPCWO was set up in response to the need expressed by Pakistani women for a forum which raised awareness of their social, cultural, educational, and employment needs. Email: email@example.com Tel: 0117 952 3031.
Bristol Somali Forum
Bristol Somali Forum (BSF) is an umbrella organisation that promotes the unified voice and interest of Somali- led organisations and their community in Bristol (UK). It brings together active Somali community groups and voluntary organisations in the city of Bristol, and in the South West, on an inclusive basis to enable them plan and co-ordinate representation and address relevant community issues
British Red Cross
The Red Cross’ Women Projects provides one-to-one social and emotional support, helping clients to access their basic rights and rebuild their lives. They offer emergency shelter, run weekly support groups, provide English lessons, and help women gain access to legal support and social services. Their volunteers also provide one-to-one support for women in their homes.
Ethnic Minority Achievement Team
Part of the local authority. Provide support to new arrivals and their parents/carers as well as other services to ethnic minority students.
Khaas seeks to promote the comprehensive needs of South Asian disabled children, their carers and families.
The Midnimo Centre, based in Bristol, is run by the Somalian community and serves as a multi-cultural meeting place. Midnimo means ‘unity’ which is the ethos for the centre, bringing together different cultures in the community.Everyone is welcome to visit and make use of the centre.
Migrants Right Centre
All migrants have rights. Even those who are undocumented and do not have secure permission to stay and work in the UK should have access to proper working conditions and adequate pay, healthcare, counselling and education. All migrants have the right to a life free of discrimination, fear, destitution and isolation – and the Migrant Rights Centre Bristol is working towards this goal.
North Bristol Somali Women’s Group
This group has been created by local Somali women to provide a regular meeting place to develop ideas and projects that benefit Somali families and the wider community.
Nilaari Agency is a community based drug treatment provider that delivers accessible, high quality and culturally appropriate counselling, advocacy and support primarily to Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) adults and young people in Bristol who are involved in or at risk of misusing drugs and alcohol. However, anyone in need can access our services. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0117 952 5742.
Refugee Women of Bristol
Refugee Women of Bristol has grown to be the only multi-ethnic, multi-faith organisation which specifically targets the needs of refugee women and is directly governed by women of the refugee and asylum seeking community in Bristol. They provide workshops on mental health, counselling and healthy eating and exercise and fitness. They also work with other organisations. One of them is called Forward – Forward is based in London and they campaign on behalf of African women about Female Genital Mutilation and forced young marriage.
Drop in every Tuesday 10am – 2.30pm
Sehatmand Aurat is a part of Wellwomen Information and is an Asian Women’s Physical and Mental Health Service. All of Sehatmand Aurat’s services are free, and are for Asian women only. We provide a telephone Helpline, Drop-In sessions, an Asian Women’s Support Group and an Asian Women’s Counselling Service (see below for details).
Somali Development Group
SDG (Somali Development Group) is a young organisation, who is effectively trying to help the Somali youth in Bristol. This organisation is led by young Somalis who understand the needs of the youth and can bridge the gap between the youth and the mainstream services available to them with a focus on crime prevention. SDG is supporting young people between the ages of 12 and 19.
Holistic health assessment for newly arrived asylum seekers based at Montpelier Health Centre, PCT funded. This is a gateway primary health care service to assess and address the initial health needs of asylum seekers who are not already registered with a GP practice. Patients have a comprehensive health assessment, including investigations and referrals, and are then assisted to register with a GP practice close to where they live.
Women of African & Caribbean Heritage Development Group
WACH works to enable and empower women of African & Caribbean heritage to achieve their full potential by offering support and development opportunities. It also aims To provide a forum for African & Caribbean women which address issues relevant to their full development.