African Community Centre

07 February 2019

“To know I am not the only person experiencing these feelings, different problems, but here you find people have the same feelings about life.”

Since 2004, the African Community Centre has been supporting African and African Caribbean people who live in Swansea and across Wales.

The Pamoja project supports refugees and asylum seekers from Africa and Asia, including Syria, and Albania. It offers weekly counselling and discussion groups for refuges and asylum seekers from Black and Minority Ethnic communities who have experienced trauma.

The project provides a range of ways for members to contribute to its design and delivery. Members have taken an active role in designing the sessions and they lead some of the discussion group sessions.

The aim is to help increase people’s confidence and well-being, and reduce social isolation by providing opportunities for participants to mix with people who have had similar experiences, build friendships and support each other.

This case study was carried out by Ecorys UK, who are conducting an independent evaluation of People's Health Trust's Active Communities programme. This case study formed part of the second year of this evaluation process.

To read the full case study, click here.

To learn more about the Active Communities evaluation, click here.

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