Reviewed By Cara Swanston - Registered Member MBACP Adv. Dip.
What Is YMCA's Support For Ethnic Minorities?
13 April 2021
Starting a new life in a new country can be a daunting experience. YMCA are here to help.
At YMCA Ethnic Minorities Support, we provide support for ethnic minorities try to help anyone who knocks on our door. It could mean practical help with benefits, housing or simply enrolment in our English classes.
In times of crisis, such as loss of work or separation, we will meet you face to face to advise on the next step. We are here to make friends or sometimes just to listen. We run social groups who meet regularly and are open to anyone! If you are a newcomer who has just arrived in the country or simply someone looking for new friends, we are here for you.
We advocate on your behalf if you feel there is a language barrier. Currently we also have Polish, Russian, Latvian and Arabic speaking advisors.
Also we can assist you and your family with the EU Settlement Scheme application process.
This list is not exclusive. If we can’t help, we will signpost to different agencies who can.
What can I expect in the support process and what does your support involve?
You can expect free, professional advice from experienced advisors. All you have to do is fill in and sign a registration form which gives us permission to act on your behalf.
How long can a person receive support?
There is no time limit.
If I wanted to sign up for support, would I have to pay?
No, our services are free of charge. We are a charity.
How do I sign up?
Get in touch via email, phone or simply pay us a visit in Bangor.
Once I sign up, how soon after will I receive support? Are there any waitlists?
We will be in touch as soon as we receive your details. We are busy, but there are no waiting times.
YMCA Lisburn is a charitable organisation that was formed over thirty years ago specifically to create educational and diversionary activities to at risk young adolescents. Supporting young people is core to its ethos and today the charity provides a range of youth development, health and education and community engagement engagement programme that can effect positive outcome for young people, families and vulnerable groups across the City.