Somerset Diverse Communities

Somerset Diverse Communities works with and supports minority ethnic communities across Somerset.

If you are part of a community group, would like to start one, or need help expanding the work you’re already doing – or for anything else – contact our Community Engagement Workers, Michal and Jusna.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact our team

Jusna Mustafa

07946 461544

jusna@somersetrcc.org.uk

Michał Pużyński

07377 363165

michal@somersetrcc.org.uk

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Somerset Diverse Communities Directory

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NEW Interfaith & Belief Network

Somerset Diverse Communities are excited that our new Interfaith and Belief Co-ordinator will be developing an Interfaith & Belief network across Somerset which will aim to:

  • promote good relations, respect, awareness and dialogue between diverse groups across the county.
  • encourage, support and organise interfaith events, shared projects and community activities.
  • provide training opportunities for leaders, community organisers and those in caring roles.
  • build partnerships and promote the interests and concerns of faith and belief communities in Somerset to relevant public bodies.
  • provide extra support to those from minority belief and faith groups, who have less access to culturally and religiously appropriate services and support throughout Somerset.
  • reach across Somerset faith and belief communities as far as possible and break down barriers of rural isolation.

If you are interested in getting involved in the network, in whatever capacity, or would like to join the mailing list to stay updated – please do get in touch!

New Health Inequalities

We want to improve Somerset’s health care service for our ethnic diverse communities.

Working with Somerset’s diverse community and health/social care providers we want to improve their support and services. Addressing inequalities in both access and care for patients and professionals.

Our health is vital in every part of our lives, so it is important that we get the best experience and treatment available no matter where we are from or who we work for.

Read more here

Small Grant Fund 2022 is now CLOSED!

A grant of up to £500 is available for any community groups, charities, organisations and agencies that support or directly work with Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in Somerset.

The Small Grant Fund application deadline date:

CLOSED 25TH Feb 2022

Download the Small Grant Fund information HERE

NEW Points-based immigration system

From 1 January 2021, free movement will end and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system.

The new system will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and transform the way in which all migrants come to the UK to work.

The campaign, which has been translated across 26 EU languages, kicked off on 11 November across most countries and channels and will continue into December, with a second phase planned for January to March 2021.

For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the translations link

Know your rights guide & resources

A guide to help migrants understand their rights and how to assert them covering topics:

  • Banking
  • Digital rights
  • Driving
  • Employment
  • Exploitation
  • Hate crime
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Social Services
  • Glossary
  • Translations
Click here

Hate Crime support & information

Stand against racism and inequality (SARI) provides free and confidential support for anyone who is a victim of hate crime.

SARI have created a series of recourses to support anyone who witnessed or been a victim’s of a hate crime.

If you need to get in touch with other local councils, charities, organisations, police or government bodies SARI have them all on there website.

Visit: www.sariweb.org.uk

Download SARI’s Somerset’s Hate Crime leaflet here

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