Upbeat Communities is a Christian charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers - we work across Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. Our mission is to Help Strangers Become Neighbours. We achieve this by focusing activities on three key areas: Welcome, Empowerment, and Awareness Raising.
The services we deliver include welcome support for new arrivals, language classes through our Derby Language School social enterprise, health and well-being activities, enterprise and employment training, awareness raising, training and events. We are currently partnering with the British Red Cross on a four-year Derby-wide project called Survive & Thrive, as well as developing new projects such as a volunteer hosting scheme for destitute asylum seekers.
As a Christian organisation we are values driven, and everyone working with us is expected to commit to and actively demonstrate our values within their roles. Our eight values are:
We work to WELCOME
We create COMMUNITY
We are inspired to act with INTEGRITY
We exist to EMPOWER
We are committed to CREATIVITY
We run on RELATIONSHIPS
We are proud to be PROFESSIONAL
We have COMPASSION at our core
Why come and work for us