Ethnic Minority Communities in Basingstoke and Deane

The information below will help you find out more about Basingstoke and Deane and where you can get help and advice in the borough.

Diversity and Inclusion - Islam Jalaita

Islam’s role involves making contact with individuals, groups, and organisations from
diverse communities in the borough, providing support and understanding in relation
to the challenges different communities face. He also support Basingstoke Multiagency Diversity Forum and support a range of community groups and representatives forums such as Basingstoke Multicultural, Disability, Over 55s, Interfaith, LGBT Forums and Basingstoke Access 4 All Working Group to respond to accessible requirements and the needs of diverse communities.

For more information please contact:
Islam Jalaita, Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke RG21 7AH
Telephone: 01256 845325
Email: community.development@basingstoke.gov.uk

Living and working in Basingstoke and Deane

A guide has been produced by the council together with organisations who provide local services. You can find a copy of the guide below.

PDF document Living and working in Basingstoke and Deane 2019(PDF) [270 kb]

Equality Advisor and Support Service

The Equality Advisory and Support Service is a free helpline able to advise individuals who may have faced an incident of discrimination. Advisors and support people to find an informal resolution to their complaint of discrimination. The helpline also provides general advice and guidance on human rights issues. The service can be contacted free on 0808 800 0082 or textphone 0808 800 0084. Visit the Equality Advisory and Support Service website for further information on the service.

Training and development opportunities

If you would like to update your existing skills, there is a course to suit you. For more information on training for community groups please visit our Learning Opportunities page.

Interpretation services

Lingland has interpreters and translators with a range of languages most commonly spoken by the ethnic minorities. Lingland can be contacted by phoning 01489 576657 or by fax 01489 584571.

Funding opportunities

Visit our community grants page to view the grants offered by the council.

Other External Funding Sources

Complaint procedure for racial attack or harassment

Racist crime/harassment is any incident where the victim or any other person believes that the perpetrator had a racial motive. It can take many forms:

  • Racist Abuse (threat or insults), which can be verbal or written.
  • Racially abusive behaviour.
  • Causing damage to property.
  • Circulating or displaying racist material.
  • Offensive graffiti.
  • Any physical violence.

If any of the above is in progress, please dial 999. Otherwise, contact:

  • Basingstoke Police - 101
  • Safer North Hampshire
  • Basingstoke and Tadley Citizens Advice - 03444 111 306 (Advice line only)
  • Victim Support - 0808 178 1641
  • Crime Stoppers - 0800 555111

Ethnic minority groups in Basingstoke and Deane

Many of these groups provide activities and services culturally specific to the community they represent.

Basingstoke Multicultural Forum

Chute House Church Street, Basingstoke RG21 7QT
admin@bmforum.org.uk
01256 322751

Basingstoke Inter Faith

interfaithbasingstoke@gmail.com

Cultural Diversity Consortium

culturaldiversityconsortium@outlook.com

Basingstoke Unites Against Racism

www.basingstokeunitesagainstracism.com

Basingstoke Tamil Community

basingstoketamilcommunity@gmail.com

Basingstoke Caribbean Society

bcsandfriends@gmail.com

Basingstoke Malayalee Cultural Association

Email basingstokemca@yahoo.co.uk

Basingstoke Hindu Society

Carnival Hall, Council Road,
Basingstoke, RG21 3DH
Tel: 01256464031

Visit Basingstoke Hindu Society on Facebook

Basingstoke Nepalese Community

The Gurkha Grocery, 9 Winton Square,
Basingstoke RG212 8EW

Web: Basingstoke Nepalese Community website

Basingstoke Sikh Gurdwara

207 Lower Brook Street
Basingstoke
RG21 7RR

Basingstoke Filipino Community

Email: Basingstokefilipinocommunity@gmail.com

Basingstoke Sikh Society

Email: info@basingstokesikhs.co.uk
Web: Basingstoke Sikh Society website

Basingstoke Albirr Mosque (Muslim Community)

35-37 Sarum Hill, Basingstoke, RG21 8SS

Web: Basingstoke Albirr Mosque website

Basingstoke Ladies Hamara Club

Carnival Hall, Council Road,
Basingstoke, RG21 3DH

Tel: 01256 464031

Fellowship Dialogue Society (Turkish Community)

Web: Fellowship Dialogue Society website

New Testament Church of God

(A local church attended by a mix of people including a number from Africa, the Caribbean, India, Europe and Britain)

Popley Fields Community Centre,
Carpenters Down, Basingstoke
RG24 9AE

Web: New Testament Church of God website

Bambui UK Development Association (BUKDA)

Email: bukdacharity@yahoo.co.uk
Web: Bambui UK Development Association website

Hungarian Community Association Basingstoke & Surrounding areas

Email: Basingstoke.hungarians@gmail.com

Telugu Association of Basingstoke

Web: Telugu Association of Basingstoke website

Lighthouse Chapel International

Charismatic/Pentecostal Church that believes in living by the word of God/Gospel of Jesus Christ our lord - attended by a mix of people of all backgrounds.

Web: Lighthouse Chapel International website

Roman Catholic

A number of Polish, African, Caribbean, Asian and European residents attend this church.

St Bedes and Holy Ghost Churches

Email: stbedes@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    Basingstoke
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Thursday
    8.30am to 5pm
    Fridays
    8.30am to 4.30pm
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