About Us

The African Community Centre (ACC) Wales is a registered charity based in Swansea and Cardiff, which operates across Wales. All Ethnic Minority backgrounds who are current residence in Wales are welcome, especially African born, African Caribbean and British Africans. The ACC is committed to breaking down barriers, promoting participation and community cohesion, and understanding African culture within our local community.

We have an open-door policy. Everyone is welcome!

Our Vision

Our vision is of a society in which members of the African and African- Caribbean communities are fully included in everyday life in Wales, their wellbeing is a priority and justice is promoted.

Mission Statement

To advance education amongst African, African-Caribbean people and other ethnic minority service users, including those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status – particularly, but not exclusively, by the following: providing guidance, signposting and assistance to those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status. Advancing education and raising awareness about different ethnic groups.

To improve the health and wellbeing of ethnic minorities and other vulnerable groups by the provision of arts, therapeutic and counselling services and other recreational activities, regardless of, and not limited to age, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, faith or other economic circumstances. In accordance with the Equalities Act 2010.

Our Service Users

At the ACC we pride ourselves not only for catering to the needs of people from African and African Caribbean descent, but also people from other Ethnic Minority Background who have made the African Community Centre their channel for integration.

Our Services

Our services have made a tremendous impact on the lives of people from All Cultural Backgrounds, Faiths, Gender, Disabilities and Age Groups. The ACC provides support through various mediums from Holistic and Therapeutic Trauma Counselling to Information, Referral Services and One-to-One Support Sessions, Employment Support, Training, Workshops and Other Support Services are offered.

Brief History

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 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
client’s needs are met in a person-centred atmosphere. This can be in English classes, young people’s projects, other group fun activities, 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.