The African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI) was initially set up as a response to concerns raised by the Wolverhampton Rastafarian Progressive Association about the disproportionate number of African Caribbean’s suffering or at risk of mental ill health in the local community.
Over the past 30 years ACCI has remained based in the heart of Wolverhampton community but has continued to strive to raise the profile of the organisation nationally. ACCI has continued to collaborate with a wide range of statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies at local, regional and national level in order to influence and improve specialist as well as mainstream service delivery to our members.
ACCI works in partnership with service users, local authorities, health providers and the local community to ensure our provision remains relevant and service-user focussed. As a community based social enterprise, ACCI has built a reputation for high quality mental health training and consultancy. Our West Midlands based centre is also registered as a health and social care ’student placement’ facility.
The services provided by ACCI are led by an experienced Service Director who leads a team of dedicated, committed staff as well as volunteers. We offer:
- Supported accommodation
- Day resource facilities
- Carers support group
- Therapeutic & holistic counselling service
- Housing advice, welfare rights, life skills/emotional support
- Hot drinks and snacks are available.
The centre is staffed by experienced and dedicated day centre officers, who support, encourage and motivate members through the journey to recovery and restoration. ACCI prioritises support to our members to ensure they have secure and appropriate accommodation that promotes safety, stability and well-being and works in partnership with other service providers to this end.
For further information please contact us, visit our website or ACCI Facebook Page.