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To spread awareness to the public, we recently published a guide covering depression and addiction where we expand on the connection between depression and drug addiction, treatment options, FAQs and more.

The Pepper Pot Community

The Pepper Pot Day centre was founded by Pansy Jeffrey to offer a culturally sensitive drop-in centre for recently retired, redundant or disabled members of the elderly African Caribbean community. The much-valued ‘home from home’ for settlers who had come from the islands of Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, the Bahamas and Belize.


The National Black Women’s Network (NBWN) is a non-profit network organisation dedicated to raising the status and position of women of colour, in all walks of life.

Caribbean resource is the original online resource and definitive guide to UK Caribbean culture – the place to find everything Caribbean.


The Pakistani Resource Centre is a registered charity and a voluntary organisation which was established in 1966 as a result of concerns expressed by the community regarding the lack of advice and information available for the South Asian Communities in Greater Manchester. The Centre helps provide support to the South Asian Communities in mental health, welfare rights, counselling, domestic violence, learning disabilities and the criminal justice system.


Just Psychology is a multidisciplinary group of professionals providing services to address the psychological and mental health needs of children, adults and families, with particular emphasis on cultural diversity, cultural competence and social justice. Our work focuses primarily on Black and minority ethnic (BME) children, young people and adults living in the North West of England. Some services such as training and consultation are provided at a national level.

Street Support

Manchester Homelessness Partnership formed to work together towards the aims and values of Manchester Homelessness Charter. Launched in May 2016, the charter unites many people with personal experience of homelessness with organisations from different sectors, to co-produce solutions together. Over 90 people with lived experience have been involved so far, many of whom were involved in co-writing the charter.

Jamaican Inspired

Jamaicans Inspired UK (JamIn UK) evolved out of the Jamaica Diaspora Future Leaders which was a body separated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Jamaica in 2009 from the then JDYA. The JA Diaspora Future Leaders was founded by young people for young people to create opportunities that will elevate and empower young people within Jamaica and the UK youth Diaspora.

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To empower, inspire and support Muslim Women by working with partners to influence and create change in society to ensure that their voices are heard and needs are met. To inspire Muslim women to fulfill their true potential and empower them to participate fully in all aspects of society, without fear of discrimination or inequality.

Working chance

Chief Executive Jocelyn Hillman founded Working Chance from her kitchen table in 2009, inspired by the talent and potential of the young women she had met in women's prisons across the UK. She saw that many women continue to be stigmatised and overlooked after their release from prison. With little or no support to find a job or learn new skills, they remain trapped in a cycle of poverty and crime. Jocelyn wanted to change this and started cold-calling businesses to try and get them to rethink

back on track

Back on Track is a Manchester charity that supports disadvantaged people through education, training, work experience, volunteering – helping them move on from problems in their past towards a meaningful and fulfilled life. We work with people who are going through a process of recovery or rehabilitation, because of problems with alcohol or drugs, offending, homelessness and/or mental health.

The Greater Manchester BME Network project has been hosted at GMCVO since 2013, having originally started as part of a BASIS Big Lottery Funded project that ran from 2009-2012. Its aim is to provide networking opportunities and better access to knowledge, information and support for black and minority ethnic (BME) and refugee voluntary and community sector organisations across Greater Manchester. The Network still holds regular meetings, working in partnership with Manchester BME Network.


The African Caribbean Care Group (ACCG) is a registered charity providing Health and Social care support to adults in Manchester, Trafford, Salford and Stockport. Established since 1983 the ACCG strives to alleviate social isolation and loneliness of older adults of African and Caribbean descent. We provide a person centred approach to all services offered to service users

Manchester Congolese Organisation

MaCO is a volunteer led organisation engaging Congolese people and local BME groups in Manchester to reconnect, rebuild their lives so they can achieve their full potential and contribute to the local community. MaCO provide a range of services to the Congolese and wider community in Manchester. We provide the following:​ Health Advice Services: Early Prevention Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyle and Nutrition, Health Advice and Advocacy. Education Services: Youth Club, IT, Cultural Activities

Manchester BME Network

We support the sector through linking Manchester BME organisations with each other, supporting the sector in influencing decision makers and leading the sector in developing services for the community. Through our extensive membership base, we support the proactive engagement of BME communities across Manchester, to improve access, participation and consultation.


Advice and guidance for young people upto the age of 25, in Moss side, Hulme and Rusholme

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The Big Life group of social businesses and charities work together to provide people with opportunities to change their lives. The group is made up of 7 businesses and 3 charities which deliver a range of support and services across the North of England including services for children and families, health and social care services, mental health and wellbeing; alongside housing support, education, and employment services.


We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Wirral Multicultural organisation

Health Link Project Translation and Interpretation Service Free for GP appointments Health & Social Welfare Service (Free) ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) – some charge may apply Youth Club 8-19 year olds Projects Delivered by other Associations Polish Afternoons – Polish social gathering Chinese Luncheon Club Tai Chi Bengali Mother Tongue class

Smart works

We currently see over 8 women per week who come to us for an interview-appropriate outfit to wear to their job interview. We give our clients a complete outfit of clothes and accessories (theirs to keep) and we provide one-to-one preparation training so they feel more confident and start believing in their own ability to succeed. The two hours our clients spend with us can be transformative. All of our Smart Works service delivery is provided by our team.


What is domestic abuse? A kick, a punch, a push? Often it’s more complicated. Violence, control, intimidation and isolation are all forms of abuse that are much more common than you think. Sometimes these behaviours might start off small, but they can quickly escalate into abuse. The truth is, right here in Greater Manchester as many as one in three women and one in six men have experienced some form of domestic abuse. Does that sit right with you? It’s time to end the stigma

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Granby Somali Women’s Group was established in 1994 and after struggling to gain funding the Granby Somali Women’s Group were able to develop a centre at 12 Beaconsfield Street, Liverpool, which is were they reside today. The organisation has grown from strength to strength over the years but the work is never ending, as there are so many in need, while the organisation was originally intended for Somali women we now also assist women from the BRM community.


The aim of this service is to improve access to mental health and wellbeing services for BME communities including; those of Irish origin, Mediterranean origin, Gypsy and Traveller groups, East European migrants and specific groups such as older people, refugees and asylum seekers and children and young people.


The Liverpool Community Development Service (LCDS) has been commissioned by Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to improve the mental health outcomes of Liverpool’s BME communities and delivered by a consortium of partners: Mersey Care NHS Trust Person Shaped Support (PSS) Mary Seacole House

Social adventures

We inspire people to change their behaviour by using innovative, evidence based interventions. Our unique integrated wellbeing pathway takes referrals from a variety of healthcare professionals to support positive change.

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To promote any charitable purposes for the benefit of the public principally but not exclusively in the local government area of Salford and its environs (area of benefit). And in particular, build the capacity of third sector organisations and provide them with the necessary support, information and services to enable them to pursue or contribute to any charitable purpose. To promote, organise and facilitate co-operation and partnership working


Motiv8 supports people aged over 25 across Greater Manchester who need support to get their lives back on track - whether you are experiencing issues with health, alcohol, drugs, domestic violence, debt, homelessness or other challenges.


We exist because nobody should be held hostage by debt and poverty. But the truth is that they are rife in the UK. In a society where people live behind closed doors, thousands are desperately poor. Unable to feed their children, incapable of paying to heat their homes in winter, the grip of poverty is relentless. It breaks families apart and drives many to think that suicide is the only solution. We are passionate about releasing people in our nation from a life sentence of debt, and poverty

Manchester carers

Manchester Carers Centre was established in 1997 as an independent voluntary organisation. We deliver a range of a FREE, high quality support services for unwaged Carers in our City, including information and advice, emotional support, practical help, community drop-ins, breaks, social activities and access to grants and training.


BHA is a health and social care charity which exists to challenge and address health and social care inequalities and support individuals, families and communities to improve their health and well-being.


The Whalley Range Community Forum (WRCF) is a voluntary representative residents group formed in 1995 to facilitate and improve communication between members of the community and those who serve/represent Whalley Range. The Forum act as an umbrella organisation, bringing residents and local services together to address local issues, to promote consultation and community cohesion – and to encourage participation. The Forum produces a bimonthly newsletter and residents meetings

Somali advice link

Somalia Advice Link supports clients to develop their literacy and IT skills so that they can move towards employment. They were awarded a grant to help them provide weekly work club and digital mentoring sessions which typically cover Job Search Skills, CV preparations, interview skills and Universal job match registration. These sessions are accessed each week by people referred from other agencies, and have helped the group to develop strong links with other local agencies

Voice of BME

Voice of BME Trafford (VBME-T) was set up in 2006, with an official launch on 16th February 2007. From the very early days to the present time we have built up a membership of over a hundred people from the BME communities in Trafford. ‘VBME-T plays a strategic role in Trafford’ We are members of the Trafford Partnership, Trafford Mental Health Forum, Trafford Volunteer Managers Group, BME Social Inclusion Partnership, Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, Blue Sci Grants Panel.

Bluesci support

Bluesci Support provide wellbeing services – delivering Healthy Lifestyle support within community social settings. This is achieved through locating wellbeing services within North South and Central Trafford run by and for the benefit of the local community. They are in Partington, Broomwood, Old Trafford and Sale. Trafford residents are free to use whichever one they wish.

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We provide a range of activities including Courses: Computing, Basic Skills (Maths, English and ESOL – English for speakers of other languages), Crafts and many more; Health related activities, including exercise and healthy eating sessions; Opportunities for volunteering; and Activities for children and families during school holiday periods.


EHF is now working towards developing a social enterprise around health, social care, learning and education.


MSDUK is the UK's leading non-profit membership organisation driving inclusive procurement. We promote the ethos of diversity and inclusion in public and private sector supply chains by identifying and introducing innovative and entrepreneurial ethnic minority owned businesses (EMBs)


Hideaway aims to provide high quality youth work in a safe and secure environment where relationships and trust are developed and cherished, where young people have a voice and are heard, where difference is celebrated and where everyone works together to develop the full potential of all.

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How we support young people Many of the young people we help are in, or leaving, care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health issues, or have been in trouble with the law. We have returned £1.4 billion in value to society through our help for disadvantaged young people over the last 10 years alone. Our free programmes give young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. We help them develop key skills while boosting their confidence


The company was set up in 2013 by Kate Beech following visits to HMP Featherstone and discussions with one of the prison governors. As Kate was already involved in recruitment, the idea of a “specialist” business was born. Over 9 Million people in the UK have a criminal record so it's a good possibility that companies are unknowingly employing ex-offenders. Ministry of Justice statistics suggest that the re-offending rate is lower for offenders who enter P45 employment


The members of the Adactus Group Structure are a group of housing associations that work closely together to provide and manage affordable housing for rent and shared ownership in the North West of England. Our shared mission is: “To build, acquire and manage safe, warm and affordable housing predominately for those who are unable to pay market rates.” “To respond effectively to the demands of our customers.”

Business growth hub

The business growth hub supports businesses in our city and the wider Northwest that have the potential, ambition and commitment to grow, from established and large organisations to small and medium size enterprises (SME). The hub can help, whether you need access to finance, want to expand your markets, develop new products and services, improve leadership skills, explore marketing and digital opportunities, improve your productivity or environmental sustainability.

highway hope

Our mission and aim is to foster unity and cordial relationship among our multi- ethnic community of Manchester and Greater Manchester utilising multi-purpose initiatives such as: a community café to serve as a reception area and drop in centre a charity shop to encourage recycling and financially support the activities of the group a Health and fitness club and establish a Health Advice Centre a food bank to alleviate poverty among the unemployed and low income earners. promoting crafts

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Cancer Equality, since its formation, has designed, developed and delivered successful initiatives providing information and support to people with cancer, their families, carers and friends. These have included production of information in a range of languages and formats, delivery of training, publishing a directory of cancer resources, conferences and reports. The organisation’s work is directed to addressing inequalities in cancer care, improving access to information, support and services


Established in 2006 we support individuals, health and social care professionals, communities and businesses, promoting sustainable change through our range of services. We care passionately about supporting and empowering people to live healthy, happy, productive lives….now and in the future. Our Commitment has always been to keep the community at the heart of all that we do. Our success is measured by the positive changes our clients see in themselves and in their lives.

The works

• The Works is an employer led one-stop-shop supporting local people to find jobs, develop their skills and access training courses and financial advice and services. • If you’re unemployed or looking for work, or want to boost your skills to help you find employment then the free services available at The Works are just what you need. • We can also help you search for a job, offer advice and guidance to help get you going in the right direction, and also provide support

Connecting Asians in Ttrafford

Voluntary & Community Action Trafford (VCAT) is the only locally based, Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Sector support and development organisation in Trafford. Established in 2000, today, VCAT is a membership led organisation that is governed by a Board of Directors elected from the organisations, groups and individuals working within the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) in Trafford.

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Grace Incorporation Faith Trust (GIFT) was established in November, 2003. GIFT is a consortium of grass roots community groups coming together with the purpose of delivering innovative community initiatives. GIFT is the umbrella organisations set up to capacity build, train and support the partner organisations. GIFT’s mission is changing lives, changing futures in the community it serves. The aim of GIFT is to support young people, men and women from diverse range of communities.


We run a variety of activities for women in Manchester including: Cultural days Sunny & spicy cuisine Support for Manchester's homeless Handcraft workshops Our activities are designed to engage women in educational, cultural and skills-based activities to reduce isolation and improve their chances of employability. For the most socially isolated women this increase their confidence, self-esteem and involvement in the community. The support network quickly creates friendships.

Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre

As a community hub, our strength lies in connecting people to the resources which support wellbeing in Old Trafford. The centre provides creative opportunities for social interaction and a culture of learning, encouraging individuals to try something new or rediscover an old interest, or take on a new responsibility or challenge


What are childcare vouchersExpert guide to childcare vouchers - what they are, how the voucher scheme works and how much money they could save you.


LGBT Foundation provide a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. Our services and activities include: a range of support groups; face-to-face counselling; a helpline, email and pop-in service; a befriending scheme; a sexual health programme, a substance-misuse project; organisational training; a range of guides and resources; a national website; advice surgeries; LGBT infrastructure support; various research projects and policy campaigning.

Manchester foodbank

We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.


Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse is a purpose-built youth centre in Moss Side, Manchester. Established in 2000 via a Millennium Lottery grant, the building hosts a range of service providers, including a library, Connexions service, and EMERGE, the mental health support service

Manchester Adult Education

We provide high-quality, impartial information, advice and guidance to help you think about the abilities you already have, what jobs could be right for you, the skills and qualifications you might need to get a job (or a better job), and which courses to choose.


The Debt Advice Network is a registered charity, based in The Community Hub, in Ellesmere Port, that provides free, impartial, professional, face-to-face debt, money, housing and benefit advice , bringing help to people when and where they need it, touching the most vulnerable and ensuring that all have access to our services. We also provide free, confidential careers information, advice and guidance to local residents wishing to access the labour market.

Credit union

MCU is a member owned financial co-operative, owned and controlled by its members, and has been in business for 25 years. It exists solely for the benefit of its members and any surplus generated is returned to members in the form of a dividend on savings, or used to improve services.


POPS believe that families of offenders should be recognised as valuable contributors to the offender journey and should not experience discrimination as a result of their relative’s involvement in the criminal justice system. We strive to banish the ‘guilty by association’ label that so many family members experience by working with our partners in the Criminal Justice System and community agencies to promote the role of the family and build awareness of the issues they face.


Our website provides information about MCCR, its roles, projects, such as Manchester Asian Parent Carers, events and details of forthcoming community events and conferences. It also provides links to VCS support and equality organisations, BME research reports and statistics.

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