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

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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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Wellbeing and mindfulness 

We worked with over 35 women in culturally specific groups to develop mindfulness and wellbeing tools. These resources are available for anyone experiencing difficulties to make use of them in their daily lives.

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?

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Creative culture

Thanks to the Greater Manchester BAME Network we held interactive poetry and drama sessions to create collective poems in French, Urdu, English and Farsi. The results are beautiful verses that reveal the participants cultures, memories, hopes and dreams.

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