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North Somerset

Links to Other Organisations

Black History Month (

October is Black History Month, and across the Defra Group we are celebrating the twin themes of 'Eliminating prejudice is everyone's business' and 'Saluting Our Sisters'- honouring the achievements of Black women.

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (

Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Aushwitz-Berkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

HOPE not hate (

HOPE not hate work tirelessly to expose and oppose far-right extremism which focuses on the organised far right, the communities that are susceptible to them and the issues and policies which give rise to them.  They build skills and resilience across communities and civil society organisations, creating an alternative narrative of togetherness and unity. 

Multi-cultural Friendship Association (

The Multicultural Friendship Association function is to provide social occasions for people to meet and exchange their experiences of living in a new country, as well as learning about other people’s traditions, customs and beliefs; to promote friendship, mutual respect and understanding between people of different cultures living in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas; to help people develop friendships and social networks across the divides of culture, race and nationality and to share the traditions, customs and cultures of different countries with the people of Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas, in order to promote diversity and shared learning in a positive way.

North Somerset Violence Reduction Unit (

The North Somerset Violence Reduction Unit is a co-ordinated partnership approach aimed at reducing incidents of serious and violent crime across the Local Authority Area. It does this through early intervention, diversion and organised activity across North Somerset and aims to provide additional capability to divert young people on the periphery of violence away from that risk (either as a victim or offender) and to manage risk of serious violence in the community.


Prevent (

Terrorist groups seek to cause widespread disruption, fear and intimidation by using violence or the threat of violence as a means of publicising their causes.

If you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised, act early and seek help and go to  the Avon & Somerset Police website per the link above.  The sooner you reach out, the quicker we can protect the person you care about from being groomed and exploited by extremists.


Race Equality North Somerset (RENS) (

RENS is a local charity promoting the rights, interests, welfare and well being of minorities ethnic communities in North Somerset.  With approximately 15% of the region's population born outside the UK and with over 80 languages being spoken amongst our increasingly ethnically diverse communities, we help serve the growing demand for the identification, coordination and delivery of appropriately targeted stratergies and services.


Stop Hate UK (

Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties

Unseen (

Unseen is a UK charity with its head office in Bristol that provide safehouses and support in the community for survivors of trafficking and modern slavery. They also run the UK Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline and work with individuals, communities, business, governments, other charities and statutory agencies to stamp out slavery for good.

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