Amber Initiatives was formed in 2005 to provide a practical advice and advocacy service for people from diverse backgrounds.
Amber Initiatives provides practical assistance to migrant workers from EU countries, helping them to comply with the UK legislation and solve their complex problems.
It helps them rebuild their lives, integrate into the local community, access for services, and generally affect long term change to improve their prospects.
Amber Initiatives’ mission is to bring about change to improve the lives of people facing severe and multiple disadvantage. By this we mean people who are experiencing a combination of severe social harms such as poverty, discrimination, social exclusion, racism, and abuse.
Amber Initiatives’s mission is to bring about change to improve the lives of people facing severe and multiple disadvantage. By this we mean people who are experiencing a combination of severe social harms such as poverty, discrimination, social exclusion, racism, and abuse.
The company’s activities focus on reducing isolation of migrants and their vulnerability, promoting integration and community cohesion.
Vision of Amber Initiatives is to contribute to the development of a participative, tolerant and inclusive society, free from discrimination, racism and extremism, through education, culture, social inclusion and community engagement.
The Information, Advice and Guidance Service is Amber’s core operations, and provided via a well-established drop-in centre which is a hub for community activity.
We provide advice and consultancy support on a wide range of issues including Employment, Housing, Finance and Benefit advice, Education and Health-related advice.
The organisation currently has over 6500 service users. We are part of the professional sector that works with immigration, integration and community cohesion, with strong links to statutory bodies and other support structures. Amber has a proud record of cross sector and partnership working.
In addition to advice and guidance, we have extended our support to include an integration programme (intercultural activities), information events and workshops, Family Support Programme, Community Safety Programme and sport and leisure activities for young people.
Amber Initiatives is an organisation with a successful long-term experience in non-formal education. Up until now the organisation has worked on the projects funded by European institutions.
The projects were in the fields of non-formal education, civic education, motivation, active citizenship and personal development of children and youth.
At regional level we have implemented many projects related to European awareness, social inclusion, anti-discrimination and youth initiatives as a leading organisation.
Through dedicated work with children and youth we help to make the positive change we want to see in the world.
To achieve this goal Amber Initiatives organises Youth club, Educational trips, workshops in which children and young people accumulate a lot of useful experience while having fun. We work closely with experts in the fields of education, crime prevention and youth initiatives.
At European level, in 2013 we organised 7 training courses on migration, unemployment and entrepreneurship topics with 190 participants from European organisations involved.