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Multicultural Drop In

Drop in for a chat/tea/game,

information - or just to pass

the time.

To be launched later in 2015

For more information or to record your interest please call: 01392 201572

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Visit: www.ubuntucounsellingservices.org.uk




27th February 2015 

We are delighted that, after five years of begging, borrowing and stealing rooms and facilities, Ubuntu Counselling Services now has a home!  Our new address is:

Room 1.5
Civic Centre
Paris Street
Exeter
EX1 1JN

Our phone remains the same: 01392 201572, as does our website: www.ubuntucounsellingservices.org.uk.  It is great that we will be able to devote more of our energies to serving the multicultural communities of Devon ALL ethnic minorities.  We acknowledge as minorities anyone who is not White British (WB).  However, we do see WBs who are in mixed relationships or who have children from other cultures.

Because we are a commissioned service, the service is free to clients.  Initially, we offer eight sessions, but we have the flexibility to extend the service where clients need more support.  Our aim is to keep the service easily accessible and to respond to need.  To this end, we will be opening a drop-in on Fridays where all are welcome to join us for tea or coffee; play card or board games; join in other activities or just have a chat!  Our horticultural group will also resume in March and we hope to have the writing group running again by the end of March.

We are also pleased to have had some funding from the police to run a few education groups for BME communities.  Our work has made us aware of the differences that may exist for those of us from countries where what is acceptable practice may not be appropriate, or even legal, in the UK.  The education groups will be an opportunity to learn more about UK practices and explore how these may differ from those elsewhere.  Also, it will be an opportunity to talk about how this impacts on individuals and communities living within the UK.  The education groups will be followed by therapeutic groups separate for men and women reflecting on a number of issues such as isolation, identity, how it is to live within a British system, and more.

 


 

Volunteering Opportunity

All of these developments mean that we need more people to become involved.  If you are interested in developing skills in: reception, admin and interpersonal skills, please get in touch.