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Natives of the World is our programme of work for adults from marginalised backgrounds. Through our activities can feel included and part of society. 

Our aim is for the adults we work with to access volunteering and creative activities to improve their wellbeing and increase employability skills. ​

Our projects

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Creative movement and cultural dance

Thanks to funding from Manchester Wellbeing Fund from April we're holding creative dance and cultural movement sessions. Through the project we'll build a network of support for adults in Greater Manchester and promote their mental health and wellbeing.

 

If you would like to be part of the project, please get in touch

Cultural food parcels

We support around 57 adults and their families with culturally appropriate food parcels. It cost £25 to support a family for one month. Can you help us give them a taste of home?

Keeping creativity connected

Thanks to funding from The Community Foundation we are providing:   

  • 18 creative packs

  • 2 laptops

  • 3 tablets

  • 18 data bundles

And delivering 20 creative sessions with 2 artists for our Natives of the World participants and their families. 

Creative culture

Thanks to the Greater Manchester BAME Network  we held interactive poetry and drama sessions with Native of the World participants to create collective poems in French, Urdu, English and Farsi.

The results are beautiful verses that reveal the participants cultures, memories, hopes and dreams.

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Who we work with

We work with: 

Refugees

Asylum seekers

Economically disadvantaged individuals

They experience isolation, low self-esteem, long term health issues, emotional and mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress and depression.

8%

have remain to leave status

92%

are campaigning against or are facing deportation and destitution

15%

of the adults we work with have faced domestic violence

10%

of the Natives of the World participants are destitute

Our stories