Diversity Living Services aims to promote equality & diversity by supporting BAME people in accessing services and
opportunities through advice, training, advocacy, participation and engagement with mainstream services.
Our activities include:
·Providing independent and confidential information, advice, guidance and support about welfare rights and benefits, equality and human rights issues, housing, employment and legal issues.
Organising community training and awareness events about health, employability skills, and access to services and opportunities.
Providing health awareness, advice, coaching and information about health services
Supporting young people in accessing to services and opportunities including employment, arts, education, housing and social support
Our Key Priorities
We work with BME communities and health organisations to address health inequalities by improve access to health services, knowledge and information
in order to help BAME people and communities to live healthier and longer.
We empower BAME people o take action to improve their health and wellbeing through advice, training and information provision.
We provide advice, guidance, signposting and information to refugees and asylum seekers and BME communities to enable them to effectively integrate into society and to access services and opportunities
We raise awareness amongst refugees and asylum seekers and disadvantaged people from BME about available services and how services can be accessed
We facilitate and supporting the participation of refugees and BME communities in local activities for leisure, learning, volunteering and decision-making processes
We organise public awareness on issues relevant to social integration, equality and inclusion
We represent our service users in decision-making and consultations arrangements to ensure they reflect the make-up of local communities
We organise access to appropriate training (e.g. ESOL and employability skills) and other community learning opportunities that contribute to providing new skills, increasing confidence and motivation
We support refugees and people from BME communities to overcome barriers to learning, employment and training
We assist young people in overcoming any barriers they may face by offering information, advice, advocacy and practical support by brokering access to services that individuals might need including leisure and sports facilities
We promote and encouraging young people to develop their creativity and confidence, technical and performance skills
We provide advocacy for – and support to – young people with their education, training, employment and social needs
Diversity Living Services is accredited to UN in Special Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Diversity Living Services is a registered Company and Charity (England and Wales) Registered Company No: 4459816 * Registered Charity No: 1098916