Somerset Diverse Communities

Somerset Diverse Communities has supported over 40 black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities across Somerset over the past 2 years with funding and advice.

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 – feel free to contact our Community Enablers Michal and Jusna. We look forward to hearing from you!

Michal Puzynski

Call: 07377 363165
Email: michal@somersetrcc.org.uk

Jusna Hussain

Call: 07946 461544
Email: jusna@somersetrcc.org.uk

Meraz Aziz, British Bangladeshi Association (BBA) Somerset
Somerset Diverse Communities (SDC) has been helping us since the very beginning, they are always there for us, giving us advice and support whenever we need it.

We believe SDC support has made a major contribution in bringing all the diverse communities in Somerset together through multicultural events and activities and BBA Somerset would like to continue to work with SDC in the years ahead.

Meraz Aziz, British Bangladeshi Association (BBA) Somerset

Small Grant Fund

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

Call Jusna Hussain, SDC Community Enabler, on 07946 461544, for more information and to apply.
Email: jusna@somersetrcc.org.uk

Somerset Language Connect

Somerset Language Connect is a new project aimed at bringing together learners from minority ethnic communities across Somerset, who would like to improve their conversational English, with learning partners who aim to support them. The scheme is completely free of charge and is supported by the Somerset Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund.

When learning a language, meeting up with a fluent speaker is the ideal opportunity to practise language skills, learn new vocabulary and become more confident. The Language Connect project does just that, pairing English learners with volunteers, with learning sessions taking place online via a video conferencing platform.

To find out more call our Community Enablers Jusna on 07946 461544 Email: jusna@somersetrcc.org.uk or Michal on 07377 363165 Email: michal@somersetrcc.org.uk

Download the Language Connect flyer HERE

Download the Language Connect guidance HERE

Download the Language Connect guidance in Arabic, Bulgarian, French, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovakian, Spanish and Turkish HERE

Request an application form

Home Learning Support

Polonia and Friends is offering support with home learning for children from Portuguese, Italian and Polish speaking communities in Somerset.

The project provides learning assistants who will support homeschooled children in their native language and help them to understand the requirements of their homework which might be unclear due to the language barrier.

This learning assistance is completely FREE OF CHARGE. The scheme is supported by the Somerset Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund.

Click HERE to download the Home Learning Support flyer.

Click HERE to download the Home Learning Support flyer in Polish.

Click HERE to download the Home Learning Support flyer in Portuguese.

Click HERE to download the Home Learning Support flyer in Italian.

NEW! Somerset Diverse Communities’ Translations

Find useful advice and information translated into a wide range of languages HERE

  • COVID-19 advice translated into 60 languages
  • Somerset Learning Connect guidance, translated
  • Domestic Abuse help and support, translated
  • Stop Loan Sharks advice, translated

We will update the page on a regular basis, keep checking back for new information.

Latest News

Thank you to all who attended our free webinar where we discussed the opportunities and challenges for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in the labour market. If you missed the event, or would like to watch it again, see our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/gsMW4fwOJ0w

Watch Somerset Together – our online event celebrating the rich, diverse cultures on Somerset – on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QNdsQQtz0tU

Somerset Language Connect Supports Learners of English https://ccslovesomerset.org/network_news/somerset-language-connect-supports-learners-of-english

Somerset Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund – applications sought from BAME communities https://ccslovesomerset.org/network_news/somerset-coronavirus-response-and-recovery-fund/

Multicultural Event Keeps Somerset Communities Connected https://ccslovesomerset.org/network_news/multicultural-event-keeps-somerset-communities-connected/

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