Who we are



Area of Expertise

Aba Graham

Ebony & Ivory Community Organisation

Disability, Racially diverse groups

Alyson Malach

Equality and Diversity UK Ltd

Racially diverse groups

Atiha Chaudry

Manchester BME Network CIC

Racially diverse groups

Ayisatu Emore

Idaraya Life CIC
Ekhaya Empowerment C.I.C

Asylum seekers, Racially diverse groups, Disability, poverty, unemployment.

Caroline Gregory

Diversity Matters North West

Refugees, Racially diverse groups, people with long term health conditions, older people, domestic violence, unemployment, pover

Charles Kwaku-Odoi

Caribbean & African Health Network

Black and Caribbean health & mental health

Circle Steele

Wai Yin Society

Chinese community

Farai Nhakaniso

Everything Human Rights Community Group

Migrant ethnic minorities living in Wigan

Fiona Davison

The Stroke Association (Manchester Area)

“Hidden” Disability affecting accessibility (cognition, fatigue, communication, dementia, carers)

Fujo Malaika

Faith Network for Manchester (FN4M)

Faith communities, criminal justice, health and wellbeing, mental health

Gail Heath

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women's Aid)

Violence Against Women and Girls

Gulnaz Brennan

Women in Neighbourhoods (WIN)

Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Racially diverse groups, domestic violence, unemployment, health and wellbeing, mental health

Javed Rehman

Bridging Communities

General health, wealth and race-based inequalities

Jennifer Neville

Future Directions CIC

Learning Disabilities, Older people

Jonny Wineberg

We Stand Together

Faith communities, mental health, young people

Julia Savage

Asylum Matters


Julian Palfreyman

Training and Support for Services and Exiles Cooperative (TS4SE)

Refugees and asylum seekers

Kush Chottera


European nationals and Roma people

Laurence Webb

LGBT Foundation

LGBT communities, disability rights, mental health, neurodivergence

Mari Saeki

Greater Manchester Autism Consortium Project

Autism, Neurodiversity and Learning Disability

Mary Olanrewaju

Equal Education Chances

Disability, migrants

Mohammed Sarwar

Centre of Wellbeing, Training and Culture (CWTC)

Dementia, mental health, racially diverse communities

Nasrine Akhtar

Awakening Minds Practice

South Asian, other minority ethnic communities

Nicola McDonagh

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People

Disabled people

Parvin Emampour

Yaran Northwest CIC

Iranian and other ethnic minority communities, mental health

Ricki Hewitt

Salford Pride

LGBT+, Mental Health

Rosanne Podmore

Bolton at Home

Housing, unemployment and training

Rose Ssali

Mama Health and Poverty Partnership _MHaPP

Black/African communities, women and girls

Ruth Chorley

Focused Care CIC

Refugees and recent migrants, racially diverse communities

Sajid Hashmi MBE

Bury Voluntary, Community & Faith Alliance (VCFA)

General health, wealth and race-based inequalities

Terrae Lawrence-Tulloch

LGBT Foundation

Queer/trans/intersex people of colour

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