• Jane Batchelor

Supporting improvements in well-being and mental health for African Caribbean communities

Wolverhampton based The African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI) is a holistic and comprehensive support service for African Caribbean's affected by mental ill health. ACCI's services include supported housing and advice, day opportunities facilities and specialist outreach, they also provide an extensive and holistic counselling and therapeutic service and facilitate a dedicated and proactive Carers’ Support Group.

gbpartnerships foundation recently provided £2,000 of funding to ACCI to support around 200 service users to access and engage in social and educational therapeutic activities. The funding will be used for bursaries to cover costs such as: refreshments, travel expenses, and subsidised entry for activities such as bowling, gym, cinema and pampering sessions.

gbp’s Rose Taylor, Group Services Administrator, (pictured below, left) brought the work of the charity to the attention of gbp foundation as ACCI are particularly close to her heart. The funding from gbp will help reduce barriers to participation in social activities and support improvements in overall well-being, quality of life and improvements in mental health.


Find out more about ACCI’s work and donate: www.acci.org.uk


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