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International Community Organisation of Sunderland


Organisation Type:

Provision Areas:

BAME, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Contact Details:

Michal Chantkowski

Aims and Objectives

We exist to improve the quality of life of BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) people in the North East and to enhance community cohesion and intercultural understanding in this area.

History and Background

ICOS is based in Sunderland and it was formed in 2009. We can support clients from Tyne and Wear (Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Sunderland, South Shields and Gateshead) and nearby areas (e.g. Seaham, Peterlee).

Activities and Projects

We provide basic advice and guidance such as employability support, access to services, housing, welfare and benefits. We also work with victims of modern slavery, hate crime and domestic abuse.

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