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Shared cultures, shared communities

Our team champions intercultural understanding. We offer support and services to create equality for all.

Diversity Voice is an equality, diversity and inclusion charity based in Somerset. We work to prevent all forms of discrimination and to promote social inclusion, assisting a wide variety of groups to integrate into society. 

Diversity Voice is an equality, diversity and inclusion charity based in Somerset. We work to prevent all forms of discrimination and to promote social inclusion, assisting a wide variety of groups to integrate into society.

We work across the “protected characteristic” groups according to the Equality Act 2010, and work to ensure that no one faces discrimination on the grounds of race, language, age, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity, parenthood, menopause, or caring responsibilities.

We operate as part of a large network of Welcome Hubs, providing help and support to displaced people arriving in Somerset from around the world.

We offer translation and interpretation support for individuals, schools, charities, public and private sector organisations. We also provide local schools with EAL support, together with English classes three days a week across a variety of levels.

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Final Welcome in various languages

Building Hope, Embracing Diversity: A Safe Haven for Refugees

Embrace. Empower. Thrive: A Welcome Home for Asylum Seekers

This is what we can do for you:

  • ESOL classes (English for speakers of other languages) – come and have your English language level assessed and enrol on our classes free of charge 
  • We can provide information about finding employment and assist you with writing a CV
  • Do not hesitate to come in if you do not speak English as we have Ukrainians working at the hub, as well as interpreters 
  • We can advise on how to apply for benefits and universal credit (financial support towards the cost of living) 
  • An opportunity to talk openly and confidentially to someone who will listen
  • Come and meet fellow Ukrainians (free tea, coffee and biscuits) and make new connections in the community 
  • Join us in social events and craft activities 
  • Hosts – come along with or without your guests and share your experience with us
  • Where to find NHS services, including mental guidance, trauma counselling. Vaccination, GP and dental services
  • How to apply for a sim card and £50 from the British Red cross
  • We can provide you with vouchers for the food bank or guidance on how to access cheaper food
  • If you are ready to move on from living with your host family, we can help you to navigate your way through the process by showing you how to access loans, find housing and furniture
  • Assistance with child or adult education
  • We can signpost you to these and many more subjects, please do not hesitate to ask


Ми пропонуємо допомогу з наступним:

  • Уроки англійської мови ESOL – заходьте, викладач протестує ваш рівень англійської мови та ви зможете записатися на безкоштовні уроки
  • Ми можемо надати вам інформацію щодо працевлаштування та допоможемо скласти резюме
  • Не вагайтесь, заходьте навіть якщо ви не розмовляєте англійською, так як у хабі працюють українці, а також є перекладачі
  • Ми можемо вам надати пораду щодо подачі заявки на універсальний кредит (фінансова підтримка з витратами на проживання)
  • Можливість відверто та конфіденційно поговорити з тим, хто вислухає
  • Завітайте та познайомтесь з земляками та розпочніть нові стосунки в спільноті (ми вас пригостимо кавою, чаєм, печивом)
  • Долучіться до наших соціальних заходів та до занять з рукоділля
  • Спонсори – завітайте з вашими гістьми, або без, та поділіться з нами вашим досвідом
  • Допоможемо знайти, де можна отримати послуги Національної Служби Охорони Здоров’я, включаючи психологічну підтримку та консультування щодо отриманих моральних травм. Щеплення, сімейний лікар (GP) та послуги дантиста.
  • Як подати заявку, щоб отримати сім карту та £50 від Британського Червоного Хреста
  • Ми можемо забезпечити вас ваучерами для “банку” їжі (food bank) або пояснити, як отримати доступ до дешевшої їжі  
  • Якщо ви готові переїхати від вашого спонсора, ми можемо допомогти вам зорієнтуватися в цьому процесі, надавши вам пораду, як отримати доступ до позик, знайти житло та меблі
  • Допомога з освітою для дітей та дорослих
  • Ми можемо зкерувати вас щодо цих та інших питань, будь-ласка, запитуйте



At Diversity Voice, we are proud to be a beacon of hope and support for asylum seekers in Somerset County. Our dedicated team is committed to providing assistance, guidance, and advocacy to those who have sought refuge in our community. 💙

Asylum seekers often face unimaginable challenges and hardships, forced to leave their homes and loved ones behind in search of safety and protection. We firmly believe that every individual deserves compassion, respect, and a chance to rebuild their lives.

Our mission is to ensure that asylum seekers in Somerset are welcomed, supported, and empowered to navigate the complex asylum process. Through our range of services, we offer practical support, language assistance, and cultural integration programs tailored to their unique needs.



🤲 Here’s how we support asylum seekers in Somerset:

1️⃣ Information and Advice: We provide accurate and up-to-date information on the asylum process, helping individuals understand their rights and responsibilities.

2️⃣ Language Support: Our team of multilingual volunteers offers language support, interpretation, and translation services to facilitate effective communication.

3️⃣ Practical Assistance: We assist asylum seekers with essential needs such as mental health, learning English language, getting familiar with the local traditions and culture, helping them build a stable foundation for their future.

4️⃣ Emotional Well-being: We recognize the importance of mental health and emotional well-being. Our counselors offer support, counseling, and referral services to help individuals cope with the challenges they may face.

5️⃣ Community Integration: We organize cultural exchange events, workshops, and training sessions to foster community integration, promote understanding, and celebrate diversity.



🌟 Our goal is to create a safe and inclusive environment where asylum seekers can rebuild their lives and contribute to our diverse community.

But we cannot do it alone! We rely on the generous support of individuals like you. If you would like to get involved, whether through volunteering, donations, or spreading awareness, please reach out to us. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of asylum seekers in Somerset. 🙏



Join us in our mission to promote unity, compassion, and diversity. Together, we can create a brighter future for all. 🌈


               To get more information about our events and service, please follow this link: https://diversityvoice.org.uk/welcome-hub

Stay Informed

EU Settlement Scheme

If you missed the deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme and don't know what to do, have a chat with one of our regulated advisers. We're a charity, so all our help is free.

Sponsor support Café

Join us for sponsor support café!
This is a drop event, no need to book.
Follow the TEAMS link for the online café.

Free English classes at Westfield Church

Free community English Classes in Bridgwater every Wednesday.

Translation and Interpreting

Professional, affordable and fast. Get in touch with our friendly team.


EAL support

Our dedicated EAL team works across Somerset in schools


Help For Parents

We work in schools in Somerset and also run courses for parents of Polish speaking students

Our Funders

Our projects are linked to our charitable objective of promoting intercultural integration and overcoming problems which lead to social marginalisation. We do this by providing support and services to create equality of opportunity and engender respect for all.

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There are no catches or hidden charges and Diversity Voice will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

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This would make a BIG difference to us during this difficult time, so please take a moment to get involved! 


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