We at Diversity Living Services (DLS), a charitable organisation set up to help BAME communities have the opportunity to succeed in all areas of their lives. DLS aims to improve the inequalities of conditions faced by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities.
Whether through a lack of education or understanding of what rights are available to BAME members, language barriers, or a feeling of isolation from the service providers, racism and discrimination many members of the BAME community do not access the rights, opportunities, and support that is available to them.
At DLS we see raising awareness of, and educating members of the BAME/BME community in relation to, the services, rights and opportunities they have available to them as paramount to the service that we will provide.
While there are support networks out there specifically to help members of the BAME community overcome the obstacles that discrimination can bring, many members of the BAME community do not take advantage of them.
We help to fight discrimination, racism, prejudice, poverty and inequality in varied ways to remove barriers and promote the equal human rights of all
By highlighting inequalities in society we intend to help members of the BAME community live better and more fulfilling lives. We also believe that increasing equality has a positive impact on society at large and that every member within it stands to gain from it.
Our main services
Providing general advice, guidance and information on a range of issues such as legal matters, housing, training, employment, education, health, social benefits, refugees’ rights and entitlements, etc.
Helping to access job training and work experience by networking with local employment services, colleges and other training organisations
Providing referrals to available services, follow-up and representation
Raising awareness within the refugee, black and ethnic minority communities of existing advice, guidance and mainstream services
Addressing health inequalities by improving access to health services, knowledge and information in order to help BAME people and communities to live healthier and longer.
Helping and providing advice to asylum seekers, refugees and minority ethnic communities on ways of accessing employment, education and training opportunities
Providing refugees with opportunities to recognise and transfer their skills and qualifications, enabling them to better integrate into the UK labour market and to generally increase their employability
Compiling and managing the information the user must be aware of with regard to services available and the means by which they can be accessed.
Our service is free and confidential. Whether you talk to us over the telephone, face-to-face or by email your confidentiality is assured.
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