About Us



The African Community Centre (ACC) is operated by the African/African Community in partnership with indigenous Welsh people throughout Wales.

The African Community Centre (ACC) was founded by Mrs Uzo Iwobi OBE in 2003. The proposal for the centre was based on a survey of Africans living across Wales, which revealed that Africans living in the area would welcome a centre where they would be able to meet socially and participate in promoting African culture in the community. Since then, with the support of many organisations and a lot of hard work, the organisation has gone from strength to strength, becoming a company limited by guarantee, achieving charity status in 2008 (Charity no: 1124327) and catering to over 700 people across Wales.

Since those early days, the ACC has become a place where not only African and African Caribbean people can call home but where people from all diverse cultures can find a welcome and a listening ear.

Our clients have opportunities to participate in various activities be they educational, therapeutic, artistic, social or just plain fun. We foster a sense of belonging and integration within cultures and the local Swansea community.

Our forte is working with people in a caring and individual manner where clients needs are met in a person-centred atmosphere. This can be in English classes, singing, dance, one to one counselling, group therapy, volunteering or our unique Asylum Seekers Community Transport scheme.

We believe that we have been a major force in making Swansea the wonderfully diverse multicultural city which it is today.

If you are from a BAME background or a Swansea resident we would love to be of service to you. Please phone us on 01792470298 or drop into the centre between the hours of 9.30am - 4 pm.

News and updates

News and updates about our work, projects and priorities
June 29, 2017

Calls for more support for refugees and asylum seekers suffering with trauma and isolation

There are calls for more to be done to help refugees and asylum seekers suffering mental health problems. Around two thousand people in Wales are seeking […]
October 3, 2016

Kimberly Mpukusa our new sporting hero

ACC is pleased to announce that Kimberly Mpukusa, wonderful Tennis star is our new sporting hero! Kimberly who has risen through the ranks from asylum seeker […]
August 25, 2016

Pamoja Group Therapy

Pamoja Group Therapy for men and women asylum seekers took a  trip and guided tour  to Mumbles Castle to celebrate Refugee week. We then had a short session on […]
February 8, 2016

Third Sector Awards Cymru 2015

African Community Centre – Winners of the ‘Health, social care and wellbeing’ awards – Third Sector Awards Cymru 2015! ‘We are proud of the work we […]
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