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

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 & 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 for further information.

Training and development opportunities

If you would like to update your existing skills, there is a course to suit you. For more details please visit our webpage on Learning Opportunities.

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

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council offer the following community grants, please visit our webpage on community grants.

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
01256 322751

Basingstoke Malayalee Cultural Association


Basingstoke Hindu Society

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


Basingstoke Nepalese Community

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


Basingstoke Sikh Gurdwara

207 Lower Brook Street
RG21 7RR

Basingstoke Filipino Community


Basingstoke Sikh Society


Basingstoke Albirr Mosque (Muslim Community)

35-37 Sarum Hill, Basingstoke, RG21 8SS


Basingstoke Ladies Hamara Club

Carnival Hall, Council Road,
Basingstoke, RG21 3DH

Tel: 01256 464031

Basingstoke Polish Community Association


Fellowship Dialogue Society (Turkish Community)


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


Bambui UK Development Association (BUKDA)


Hungarian Community Association Basingstoke & Surrounding areas


Telugu Association of Basingstoke


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.


Roman Catholic

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

St Bedes and Holy Ghost Churches

Contact us

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