United Multicultural Centre (UMCC) is a registered charity with a well-established reputation for making a difference in South Yorkshire communities for the last thirty -eight years. We are a well-established organisation: locally, regionally and nationally. The centre was started with the aim of “ Bringing together communities to share common goals and to help build a better and more positive future for all”, and we are proud to say that UMCC still firmly believes in this aim and is working hard to achieve this in the community. UMCC as achieved the “Investors in People Award” over the last nine years.
In order to reach the aim UMCC has strategically designed the following objectives.
- To create cultural awareness within the wider community in Rotherham
- To encourage inactive groups to take part in social/community activities
- To advance basic literacy, numeracy and ICT skills among non-English speaking adults
- To empower marginalised women in the community.
Being a voluntary sector organisation, we are committed to the wider community. We offer many forms of training to the public, helping the community gain skills and qualifications to either enter employment or skills for life.
UMCC offers a wide range of activities and services to the local community, with particular strength in delivering innovative women’s projects and increasing women’s participation in all parts of the community life. We have delivered women’s education programmes since the 1980’s from English language classes to help women integrate in the host society to confidence-building and leadership courses. UMCC works closely with Rotherham Borough Council and other voluntary organisations in Rotherham in terms of providing training, raising awareness and encouraging integration.
Over the last thirty-eight years thousands of men and women regardless of colour, nationality, gender and religion have benefited from our services and support and we remain committed to making a positive difference within our local communities.
For the last fifteen years, we have been delivering projects and programmes designed to engage children and young people whilst supporting mental health and marginalisation. We have worked towards integration and independence with a focus on how health and wellbeing are an important part of this. Our work with children and young people has also been motivated by a need to address anti-social behavioural issues. UMCC also provides family intervention sessions to bringing the families and children together.