Entries by Gill Aconley

All Party Parliamentary Group for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers aims to “promote rights and justice for Gypsy Roma and Traveller minorities who face the most severe forms of racism”.  It provides a key role in briefing parliamentarians and policy makers in issues affecting GRT communities in order to advocate for legislation and policies that […]

Migrant Action

Migrant Action is an Advocacy and Rights based organisation. It operates as an independently constituted organisation under the umbrella of the Leeds Christian Community Trust. Migrant Action’s work is mainly with migrants who do not fit into the ‘neat’ categories of migration including those who have fallen through the cracks of the system or are […]

Integrate Scotland

Integrate Scotland works with offenders and ex-offenders with the overall aim of reducing re-offending and bringing about sustained lasting changes to people’s lives. Based in Aberdeen, it provides support to individuals both within the local community, and also to those held in HMP Grampian. The Community Chaplaincy Service helps people with a variety of assistance […]

York Travellers Trust

York Travellers Trust has been working with, and supporting, the Gypsy and Traveller communities in and around York for more than 30 years. Its main aims are to empower Gypsies and Travellers; to improve their quality of life; and to enable them to become actively involved citizens. The charity’s core work is to provide essential […]

Mind in West Cumbria

Mind in West Cumbria works across the boroughs of Copeland and Allerdale and offers a range of services for people with mental health issues.  It runs drop-ins in a number of different towns and villages across the area, and also offers one-to-one support, counselling, volunteering opportunities, employment assistance, and family support work.  The charity offers […]

Lisburn Downtown Centre

Lisburn Downtown Centre is located in the heart of Lisburn, just to the south of Belfast.  Downtown offers a welcoming place for the whole community, with a focus on those feeling isolated and alone.  It supports an estimated 120 people each week.  The Centre offers drop-in sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons which are open […]

Manchester Refugee Support Network

Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) is a registered charity which has been running for 23 years. Its core purpose is to “help build strong and independent refugee community organisations to bring about a positive and lasting change in the lives of refugees and those seeking sanctuary, and help refugees experience a happy and successful integration […]

West Norfolk Befriending

West Norfolk Befriending is a registered charity that provides a befriending service for older people. Based in King’s Lynn, the area the service covers is very rural with poor public transport links. Older people can easily become isolated, particularly when families do not live nearby, and many of the people the charity assists are lonely. […]

Swansea Trauma Support

Swansea Trauma Support is a relatively new social enterprise, which aims to provide practical and emotional support to women who are affected by various forms of trauma.  This includes harmful practices such as FGM, forced marriage and sexual violence and abuse.  It also aims to support women (often asylum seekers) who are affected by post-traumatic […]

Inter Madrassah Organisation

This registered charity provides a range of services largely aimed at young people and families in the Blackburn area.  It works with black and minority ethnic families to combat disadvantage and to overcome difficult and different challenges through various projects and services.  Each year it supports many hundreds of people. The Women 4 Women project […]